This is an image of three famous mountains in Switzerland (from right to left): Jungfrau, Mönch, and The Eiger. The Jungfrau is the largest (just right of the middle of the image) and the Eiger is the small pointy peak in the left of the image. It's sort of a terrain, which is why I made it my banner image.
- Jungfrau: 'Virgin' or 'Young Lady' - 4158m
- Mönch: 'Monk' - 4099m
- Eiger: 'Ogre' - 3970m
Despite having the lowest summit, the Eiger is the most famous of the three. The North Face of the Eiger, or Eigerwand, is considered one of the greatest climbs and has claimed many lives. The Eigerwand is over 1800m tall and is nearly vertical for most of its height, it is prone to avalanches and rockfalls.
The summit of the Eiger was first acended in 1858, but the first attempt on the Eigerwand was not attempted until 1934, which was unsuccesful. Two more attempts in 1935 and 1936 resulted in the deaths of all members of both teams, the Eigerwand was now considered the greatest challenge in mountaineering. On July 24, 1938 the first successful ascent of the Eigarwand was made by a team that included Heinrich Harrer (d. Jan 7, 2006), who is the main character in the book and film Seven Years In Tibet. The climb took 3 days.
Server Side Includes (SSI)
The only content that changes on each page is the middle column. To avoid having to copy the header, menus, and footer each time I make a page, I use Server Side Includes. This also saves me from having to edit any changes to the menus on every page. For example, the code for the Hello! page looks like:
<!--#include virtual="first.shtml" --> Hello! <!--#include virtual="last.shtml" -->
This website is hosted by Sourceforge...thanks Sourceforge.