Steve Backshall and the Eiger

Steve climbs Tre Cime

Find out how Steve got on climbing Tre Cime.

Saturday 3rd March 07:30 - 18:00 GMT

Steve and the team spent yesterday travelling through four different countries in order to reach Tre Cime - total dedication! They've has a good night's sleep and are ready to check out the mountain before tomorrow's climb. 

Friday 2nd March 07:30 - 18:00 GMT

The adventure continues! Onwards to the Dolomites.

Steve reads your comments

Steve's hugely grateful for all your support and will be checking out your comments as he starts his next big adventure. 

Leave Steve a message below.

Thursday 1st March 07:30 - 18:00 GMT

Is it snowing where you are? It certainly is at the bottom of the Eiger and Steve has an important message...

Wednesday 28th February 07:30 - 18:00 GMT

It's still too cold to climb, but that's not stopping Steve and the climbing crew exploring a near by glacier. What a team! 

Something spectacular is happening

Nature can be cold, bold, bleak and beautiful...

Tuesday 27th February 07:30 - 18:00 GMT

'The Beast from the East’ is still ferociously freezing with temperatures as low as minus 34 degrees celsius! But Steve's not easily defeated and is looking at other routes to take on this epic challenge.

The weather forecast


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Monday 26th February 07:30 - 18:00 GMT

A 'Beast from the East’ is causing monstrous weather conditions and they are too unsafe for Steve to even consider climbing the Eiger. Lets hope there is a break in the weather soon.

Help Steve stay positive by leaving messages for him in the comments below. 

On top of the world!

Steve's on top of the world... or at least The Stockhorn mountain! Exhausted, cold and in need of a cuppa, he's successfully taken on this epic training challenge. 

Today's climb was hard enough with the ferocious winds and freezing temperatures. The north face of the Eiger, a bigger and more extreme climb isn't quite ready to be conquered... just yet!

Fingers crossed for good weather. Visit back daily to receive updates and follow Steve Backshall's journey. 

Calling all tea makers

Steve half way up and would love a cup of tea! 

Do you think Steve means ice tea!?

Steve starts his climb up Stockhorn

Steve sends his good morning message having made it through the night sleeping in freezing temperatures. Come back this afternoon to see how Steve gets on climbing to the peak of Stockhorn. 

Steve sends a huge thank you to cutecupcake09 and everyone else supporting him in the comments below. 

Saturday 24th February 07:30 - 18:00 GMT

Steve, Leo and the rest of the climbing crew bed down for the night after dinner. They'll need their energy for climbing Stockhorn tomorrow morning. 

Good night Steve!

A night in the cold

Steve's made it to the base of Stockhorn where the climbing team have to bed down for the night in temperatures as low as -15 degree Celsius! Steve's only got a sleeping bag to protect him from the harsh outside environment. Let's hope he gets a good sleep and makes it through the night! 

Send Steve warm wishes in the comments below and come back tomorrow to see Steve reach the summit of Stockhorn. 

Can Steve make it to the base of Stockhorn?

Steve's undertaking a long, cold and dangerous two day trek to the base of Stockhorn - a smaller mountain. Tomorrow he will climb its north face in preparation and training before taking on the main beast - the Ogre (Eiger)

Where's Helen?

Steve's wife Helen has returned to basecamp while the climbing team take on the north face of Stockhorn. She'll remain waiting at basecamp and update the team with weather reports and vital comms!

Do you have any questions for Helen? Let us know what they are in the comments below. 

Friday 23rd February 07:30 - 17:00 GMT

When Steve's not training for the biggest challenge of your life, what does he do? 

Who do you think would win a sledging race, Steve or Helen? Let us know in the comments below.

Thursday 22nd February 07:30 - 17:00 GMT

Steve and his team have made it to the Stollenloch window in order to check out the snow conditions ahead of the big climb. 

What's the Stollenloch window?

Believe it or not, there is a train that runs through the Eiger, which has enabled Steve to check out conditions at the half way point. 

Wednesday 21st February 07:30 - 17:00 GMT

WOW! Climbing guide Lorenz is carrying out some pre-climb condition checks half way up the Eiger - what a view! 

Thank you

Massive thank you from Steve for supporting him in the messages below. Don't forget to tell us what your biggest challenge has been!?

Tuesday 20th February 07:30 - 17:00 GMT

Steve's started three days of intense training - starting with this ice wall!

Wish Steve good luck in the comments below.

Monday 19th February 17:00 GMT

Steve's just arrived in Switzerland and is making his way to the base of the mountain. He'll be starting on three tough days of extreme training to prepare him for climbing the Eiger. 

As soon as the weather forecast is good Steve will put his training into practice and start to ascend the mile high vertical drop - named the North Face of the Eiger! 

They've arrived in Switzerland!

Steve (Keith), Helen, Keith and Leo are excited and ready to start Swiss training tomorrow.

Have you succeeded in a huge challenge?

Want to wish Steve good luck or tell him about your biggest challenge? Leave a message in the comments below. 


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  • Comment number 107. Posted by Glittersparkles

    4 Mar 2018 9:37
    Hi Steve hope you do very well and hope you get to the top
    Good Luck
  • Comment number 106. Posted by Fwecls

    3 Mar 2018 19:46
    Good Luck
  • Comment number 105. Posted by Fwecls

    3 Mar 2018 19:46
    You will find it easy
  • Comment number 104. Posted by Wolf50

    3 Mar 2018 15:07
    I wish you good luck
  • Comment number 103. Posted by FootBallDolphin221

    3 Mar 2018 13:47
    good like I'm thinking of you get to the top
  • Comment number 102. Posted by cheesykangaroocrackers

    3 Mar 2018 13:37
    hey Steve good luck on getting to the top
  • Comment number 101. Posted by Hermione

    3 Mar 2018 12:34
    Good luck , Steve.πŸ‘
  • Comment number 100. Posted by BraveBonesJem

    3 Mar 2018 10:00
    Hiya Steve! Sorry the Eiger was a no go,but sure you will manage the Tre Cimes! Your perseverance will pay off! I’ll be climbing the O2 soon with my Guides-I can’t wait to face my fears- this week I’m also facing a climbing wall.... at the same time as you! I’m with you every step of your climb; good luck, Butterfly girl πŸ¦‹πŸžπŸ›πŸ˜ƒ
  • Comment number 99. Posted by U16955969

    3 Mar 2018 8:39
    Cm'on Steve! We know you can do it! 🀞
  • Comment number 98. Posted by lemonpop

    2 Mar 2018 19:32
    we all think you can do it so give it all you'v got!
    good luck
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