Together, the Eiger (3'970 m), Mönch (4'107 m) and Jungfrau (4'158 m) forms a massive wall overlooking the Bernese Oberland and is considered one of the most emblematic sights of the Swiss Alps.
First Ascent of Eiger: 11.08.1858 by Christian Almer and Peter Bohren (Swiss) and Charles Barrington (Irish). The 1800 meter high northface was first climbed in 1938 by an Austrian-German expedition (Anderl Heckmair, Lukas Vörg, Heinrich Harrer and Fritz Kasparek).
First Ascent of Mönch: 15.08.1857 by Christian Almer, Christian Kaufmann, Ulrich Kaufmann and Sigismund Porges (Swiss).
First Ascent of Jungfrau: 03.08.1811 by Johann-Rudolph Meyer, Hieronymus Meyer, Alois Volker and Joseph Bortis (Swiss).
Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, view from the Kleine Scheidegg train station.
Switzerland 1908, "Sitting Helvetia".
(Definitive series of 16 stamps, different values and colours)
Helvetia is the female national personification of Switzerland.
It seems that the small mountains on the bottom at the right are showing the famous mountains Mönch and Jungfrau seen from the north. From the topographic point of view it seems to be showing the Lütschine River with his two tributaries, the Schwarzlütschine from the Grindelwald valley and the Weisslütschine from the Lauterbrunnen Valley.
Postage due & Franchise stamps
The Swiss Postage due amd Franchise stamps 1910/1911 depicts the Eiger. Mönch and Jungfrau.
(different values and overprintings existing)
Switzerland 1914/1928 Mt. Jungfrau.
The stamps were issued in the series "High Value Pictorial Definitives".
Switzerland 1941/1948, Mt. Jungfrau.
The stamps were issued in the series "Definitive - Airmail Stamps".