The Monch, Jungfrau Region

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The Mönch is a mountain in the Bernese Alps, in Switzerland. Together with the Eiger and the Jungfrau it forms a highly recognisable group of mountains visible from far away.The Mönch lies on the border between the cantons of Valais and Bern, and forms part of a mountain ridge between the Jungfrau and Jungfraujoch to the west, and the Eiger to the east. The mountain is located west of Mönchsjoch and Mönchsjoch Hut and north of the Jungfraufirn and Ewigschneefäld, two affluents of the Great Aletsch Glacier. The north side of the Mönch forms a step wall above the Lauterbrunnen valley.The Jungfrau railway tunnel runs right under the summit at a height of approximately 3,300 metres.The peak was first climbed on August 15, 1857 by Christian Almer, Christian Kaufmann, Ulrich Kaufmann and Sigismund Porges.
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  • December 7, 2016
    Peak of the Mönch (Mönch, 4099 m) lies between the mountains of the Eiger and Jungfrau mountains, forming with them the magnificent trio. This mountain is perfectly visible both from the Kleine Scheidegg and Jungfraujoch pass saddle. Through the North wall of the Mjonha broken Jungfraubannen railway tunnel, leading to one of the most spectacular panoramic sites of the Bernese Oberland. Moench is popular with climbers-its top leads a few relatively simple routes, the most popular of which starts from a mountain shelter Mjonhjohhjutte (Mönchsjochhütte). The best way to admire the Mjonhom can either be from the region of Ajgergletcher station, or from the plateau on the Jungfraujoch. Summary: one of the most beautiful peaks of the Bernese Alps.
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  • October 1, 2016
    The spectacular views. Climbing it by train is expensive... but I would repeat without hesitation! What if... is that we are left wanting to do night in the shelter of the Mönch.
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  • September 25, 2016
    The Monch. He is li, majestic, to admire and photograph several times once at the top of the Jungfrau. Especially from the terrace of the Sphinx.
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