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North Face in Winter


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The first Winter Climb of the Eiger’s North Face March 1961

By Toni Hiebeler, translated by Hugh Merrick who also provides a 22 page Introduction to the book.

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Published by Barrie and Rockliff, London, 1962, 1st UK Edition, D/w (rubbed, worn especially at edges), V.G.   A significant Alpine first by the team of three Germans and an Austrian, though not without some considerable controversy after the event when it became clear that the route had been climbed in two distinct stages (the first to the Jungfrau Tunnel) with a five day gap, for bad weather, between them.  Hiebeler makes clear the nature of the ascent in the book but its legitimacy, now generally accepted, was still questioned at the time, particularly in Germany.


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Weight0.4 kg