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The Eiger north face - with nearly 1650 meters - is one of the greatest north faces in the Alps. To this day it has no lost any of its mystique as "the wall of walls" for mountaineers.
The inhabitants of areas with little precipitation on the south-facing slopes of the Valais have had to cope with aridity for centuries. Through man-made channels called suonen, they divert water from glacial streams to their fields and meadows.