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The White Spider


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The Story of the North Face of the Eiger

By Heinrich Harrer    Translated from the German by Hugh Merrick

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Published by Rupert Hart-Davis, London, 1965, Revised edition (first edition was published in 1959), Insc, slight sellotape stains inside boards, D/w, V.G.  The classic history of the Eiger’s North Face, or Eigerwand. Harrer was one of the first ascent party in 1938 with Heckmair, Vorg and Kasparek.  Their ascent of what was dubbed the ‘last and greatest of Alpine problems’ came only 3 years after the first serious attempt in 1935. There were 4 attempts in those few years, involving 10 climbers, only 2 of whom survived!  The Eiger North Face had a fearsome reputation.

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Weight0.8 kg