Chessler Books
Rock Climbing - Mountaineering - Exploration
New - Used - Collectible - Signed
Chessler Books Accepts PAYPAL Chessler Books Accepts VISA Chessler Books Accepts MASTERCARD Chessler Books Accepts DISCOVER CARD Chessler Books Accepts AMERICAN EXPRESS
All Orders Shipped via United States Postal Service   Chessler Books Ships Via USPS
Author:
Title:
Keyword:
Item #:
A B C D E F G H I
J K L M Mc N O P Q
R S T U V W X Y Z
Item #: OP365AB-374
THE WHITE SPIDER: THE STORY OF THE NORTH FACE OF THE EIGER 1959 1st UK edition Hardcover DJ Fine SIGNED by Heinrich Harrer and Kurt Diemberger
By Harrer, Heinrich
Price: $600.00

List Price: $1200.00
You Save $600.00 (50%)



Add to wish list


Detailed Product Description


 

SIGNED by Heinrich Harrer and Kurt Diemberger. 
 
At 13,025 feet, the Swiss Eiger doesn't approach the height of Everest or Denali, but the sheer rise and difficulty of its 5900-foot north face keeps it in the company of the world's most celebrated peaks. At the time Harrer (Seven Years in Tibet, originally the sequel to this volume) became part of the first successful summit climb in 1938, the north face of the Eiger was considered the 'last and greatest of Alpine problems' left in the world.
 
Originally published in 1959 (with chapters added in 1964 and an index covering subsequent Eiger climbs), this riveting account of his ascent and the history of confronting the Eiger, beginning with the first fatal attempts to conquer the north face in 1935, is a crisply written paean to the mountain where Harrer first earned recognition as a world-class climber. A simple narrative style brings to life the many obstacles faced by Eiger climbers: snowstorms, avalanches, and a continuous shower of falling rocks among them.
 
Harrer has a Hemingwayesque appreciation of the codes, bravery and rules of conduct governing the closed world of 'true mountaineers.' And he reserves special contempt for the sensation-seekers who gather to watch deadly feats of climbing from the ground below. Sections that document the evolution of climbing gear (Harrer wore no crampons on his 1938 ascent) and national rivalries in the WWII-era climbing community help make this volume an important contribution to the emerging canon of mountaineering literature..

Heinrich Harrer became the most famous of the original four from the Eiger climb. He is now in his nineties. After the Eiger climb he joined a 1939 expedition to Nanga Parbat, a reconnaissance, but was arrested by the British in Pakistan once WWII started. His escape from the prison camp to Tibet and subsequent life with the young Dalai Lama led to his famous book, Seven Years In Tibet.

Harrer went on to become a consummate explorer and adventurer, much like Lowell Thomas, Eric Shipton and H.W. Tilman, but Harrer didn't limit his travels to mountains. Highly appreciative of native culture, Harrer traveled the world to remote mountains and jungles to experience the untouched civilizations. His adventures include trips to remote Amazon jungle tribes, Pacific Islands, remote Himalaya, and New Guinea, where he and Philip Temple made the first ascent of Carstensz Pyramid, one of the Seven Summits [Denali, Everest, Vinson, Elbrus, Aconcagua, Kilimanjaro, Carstensz or Kosciusko].

Other notable mountaineering first ascents by Heinrich Harrer were Mount Hunter and Mount Deborah in Alaska with Fred Beckey in 1954, and Ausangate (6400m) in Peru's Cordillera Vilcanota in 1953.


Other Items You Might Like

  • Similar Items Available
  • Items From This Author
  • Items From This Category
WHITE SPIDER: THE STORY OF THE NORTH FACE OF THE EIGER Heinrich Harrer 1983 Paperback Near Fine [Not Signed]
By: Harrer, Heinrich
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $40.01 (80%)
- Item # BK596-129
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
HEINRICH HARRER ALS MENSCH UND FORSCHER: DIE LUST AM GROSSEN ABENTEUER [THE DESIRE FOR GREAT ADVENTURE: HEINRICH HARRER AS HUMAN AND RESEARCHER] 1974 Hardcover Fine SIGNED by Heinrich Harrer
By: Waltendorf, K.R.
Price $75.00
- Item # OP4134-425
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
DER HIMALAYA BLÜHT: BLUMEN UND MENSCHEN IN DEN LANDERN DES HIMALAJA [THE HIMALAYAS BLOOOM: FLOWERS AND PEOPLE IN THE LAND OF THE HIMALAYA] 1980 1st ed Hardcover DJ New SIGNED by Heinrich Harrer
By: Harrer, Heinrich
Price $99.99 ~ Regular $150.00, You Save $50.01 (33%)
- Item # OP2220-129
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MY LIFE: EIGER NORTH FACE, GRAND JORASSES AND OTHER ADVENTURES Anderl Heckmair 2002 1st ed Hardcover DJ New SIGNED by Heinrich Harrer
By: Heckmair, Anderl, Foreword by Reinhold Messner
Price $139.00
- Item # BK1847-308
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MEIN LEBEN [MY LIFE] 2003 Hardcover DJ New 2 Copies Available SIGNED by Heinrich Harrer
By: Harrer, Heinrich
Price $99.00 ~ Regular $150.00, You Save $51.00 (34%)
- Item # BK1892-6112
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE WHITE SPIDER [On Tape]: THE STORY OF THE NORTH FACE OF THE EIGER Rare Books On Tape with case SIGNED by Heinrich Harrer
By: Harrer, Heinrich
Price $195.00 ~ Regular $500.00, You Save $305.00 (61%)
- Item # OP365AB-334
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE EIGER Dougal Haston 1974 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Fine
By: Haston, Dougal
Price $75.00 ~ Regular $125.00, You Save $50.00 (40%)
- Item # OP983-732
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
SEVEN YEARS IN TIBET Heinrich Harrer 1996 New Paperback 4 Copies Available
By: Harrer, Heinrich
Price $6.99 ~ Regular $13.95, You Save $6.96 (50%)
- Item # BK595-6114
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE WHITE SPIDER: THE STORY OF THE NORTH FACE OF THE EIGER 1960 1st ed Hardcover DJ SIGNED by Heinrich Harrer and Anderl Heckmair
By: Harrer, Heinrich
Price $995.00 ~ Regular $1800.00, You Save $805.00 (45%)
- Item # OP365B-308
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
I COME FROM THE STONE AGE Heinrich Harrer 1964 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ [Not Signed]
By: Harrer, Heinrich
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $40.00, You Save $30.01 (75%)
- Item # OP112B-610
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
SEVEN YEARS IN TIBET Heinrich Harrer 1996 New Paperback 4 Copies Available
By: Harrer, Heinrich
Price $6.99 ~ Regular $13.95, You Save $6.96 (50%)
- Item # BK595-6114
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MEIN LEBEN [MY LIFE] 2003 Hardcover DJ New 2 Copies Available SIGNED by Heinrich Harrer
By: Harrer, Heinrich
Price $99.00 ~ Regular $150.00, You Save $51.00 (34%)
- Item # BK1892-6112
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
WHITE SPIDER: THE STORY OF THE NORTH FACE OF THE EIGER Heinrich Harrer 1983 Paperback Near Fine [Not Signed]
By: Harrer, Heinrich
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $40.01 (80%)
- Item # BK596-129
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
I COME FROM THE STONE AGE Heinrich Harrer 1964 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ Fine
By: Harrer, Heinrich
Price $35.00 ~ Regular $49.95, You Save $14.95 (30%)
- Item # OP112-732
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
DER HIMALAYA BLÜHT: BLUMEN UND MENSCHEN IN DEN LANDERN DES HIMALAJA [THE HIMALAYAS BLOOOM: FLOWERS AND PEOPLE IN THE LAND OF THE HIMALAYA] 1980 1st ed Hardcover DJ New SIGNED by Heinrich Harrer
By: Harrer, Heinrich
Price $99.99 ~ Regular $150.00, You Save $50.01 (33%)
- Item # OP2220-129
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
I COME FROM THE STONE AGE Heinrich Harrer 1964 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ [Not Signed]
By: Harrer, Heinrich
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $40.00, You Save $30.01 (75%)
- Item # OP112B-610
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE WHITE SPIDER [On Tape]: THE STORY OF THE NORTH FACE OF THE EIGER Rare Books On Tape with case SIGNED by Heinrich Harrer
By: Harrer, Heinrich
Price $195.00 ~ Regular $500.00, You Save $305.00 (61%)
- Item # OP365AB-334
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
MEINE FORSCHUNGSREISEN [MY RESEARCH TRIPS] 1986 1st ed Hardcover DJ As New SIGNED by Heinrich Harrer
By: Harrer, Heinrich
Price $29.99 ~ Regular $100.00, You Save $70.01 (70%)
- Item # OP5378-129
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
WIEDERSEHN MIT TIBET [REUNION WITH TIBET] Heinrich Harrer 1983 Hardcover DJ Fine
By: Harrer, Heinrich
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $40.01 (80%)
- Item # OP5380-129
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
GEISTER UND DAMONEN: MAGISCH ABENTEUER IN FERNEN LANDERN [GHOSTS AND DEMONS: MAGICAL EXPERIENCES IN DISTANT LANDS] Heinrich Harrer 1969 1st ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine
By: Harrer, Heinrich
Price $19.99 ~ Regular $50.00, You Save $30.01 (60%)
- Item # OP5382-129
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
EVEREST: THE CRUEL WAY Joe Tasker 1981 1st UK ed Hardcover DJ as New
By: Tasker, Joe
Price $125.00 ~ Regular $250.00, You Save $125.00 (50%)
- Item # OP415-2672
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ANNAPURNA SOUTH FACE Chris Bonington 1971 1st US DJ Near Fine 4 Copies Available [Not Signed]
By: Bonington, Chris
Price $9.99 ~ Regular $75.00, You Save $65.01 (87%)
- Item # OP452A-6774
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
ITCHING TO CLIMB: MOUNTAINEER, EXPLORER, PILOT Barbara James 2014 New Paperback
By: James, Barbara
Price $1.95 ~ Regular $22.95, You Save $21.00 (92%)
- Item # BK73913-274
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
EVEREST: EXPEDITION TO THE ULTIMATE 1979 1st ed Hardcover DJ Fine 3 Copies Available SIGNED by Reinhold Messner
By: Messner, Reinhold
Price $75.00 ~ Regular $150.00, You Save $75.00 (50%)
- Item # BK52A-2889
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
SECOND DEATH OF GEORGE MALLORY: THE ENIGMA AND SPIRIT OF MOUNT EVEREST Reinhold Messner 2001 Paperback New
By: Messner, Reinhold
Price $1.99 ~ Regular $25.00, You Save $23.01 (92%)
- Item # BK1038B-851
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
KANGBACHEN ZDOBYTY [KANGBACHEN CAPTURED] Marek Malatynski, Piotr Mlotecki, etc. 1977 Paperback Fine 2 Copies Available
By: Malatynski, Marek, Piotr Mlotecki, and others
Price $9.99
- Item # OP5295-1782
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
A CANVAS OF ROCK Mark Radtke 2012 [British Rock Climbing] Hardcover DJ New 5 Copies Available
By: Radtke, Mark
Price $3.99 ~ Regular $31.95, You Save $27.96 (88%)
- Item # BK2583-2975
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
GIVE ME THE HILLS Miriam Underhill 1956 1st ed Hardcover DJ Near Fine
By: Underhill, Miriam
Price $19.99 ~ Regular $40.00, You Save $20.01 (50%)
- Item # OP31-420
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
THE CONQUEST OF EVEREST Mike Rosen 1990 1st US ed Hardcover Fine
By: Rosen, Mike
Price $2.99 ~ Regular $20.00, You Save $17.01 (85%)
- Item # OP3871-560
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart
WHITE DEATH: TRAGEDY AND HEROISM IN AN AVALANCHE ZONE McKay Jenkins 2000 1st ed New Hardcover DJ
By: Jenkins, McKay
Price $4.95 ~ Regular $23.95, You Save $19.00 (79%)
- Item # BK742-274
View Details
Add To Cart
Adding...
Added! Click To View Cart