Face to Face with the Eiger
3970M. - GRINDELWALD - BERNESE ALPS - SWITZERLAND
These two seminal performances would give rise, twenty-five years later, to an incredible contest. In the late ‘70s, the Japanese Tsuneo Hasegawa and Frenchman Ivano Ghiradini were vying for winter-solo supremacy on the “last three problems”. In 1985, Christophe Profit completed the solo summer enchainment of what was now called “the Trilogy”, in less than twenty-four hours. On his path, another challenge now loomed large: the same enchainment, but in winter.
In 1987, Profit completed the winter solo enchainment of the “Trilogy”, thus adding a chapter to the Eiger’s legend: the myth of the Trilogy was born.
To learn more on this face's history, read the Trilogy journal here.
Eiger's north face, at 1800m the highest in the Alps, still exerts an irresistible pull on mountaineers. Of that, Millet is convinced. Which is why, in July 2015, the brand signed an exclusive partnership with the prestigious local guides company. And then, five months later, pitched its base camp in Grindelwald, at the foot of this “great spearhead”. Since 2009, Millet has also built strong ties with the Chamonix Guides Company, whose mountain experts all share the same high standards with regard to their sporting disciplines, to human values, and to respect for their playground. Indeed, Millet draws on their experience in its field tests and for product innovation and development.