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WHITE SPIDER: THE STORY OF THE NORTH FACE OF THE EIGER Heinrich Harrer 1985 Paperback Fine
By Harrer, Heinrich
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London, Granada, 1985 reprint. 315 pp, b/w photos. Used paperback. Some page yellowing, else Fine condition.

Harrer's first ascent of the Eiger Nordwand in 1938 with Heckmair, Vorg and Kasparek electrified the climbing world, and still arouses awe. One of the greatest mountaineering books of all time.

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 1935Ais 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.


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