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White Spider: The Classic Account of the Ascent of the Eiger
Heinrich Harrer

This book details Heinrich Harrer's participation in the first successful ascent of the North Face of the Eiger (aka the Eiger Nordwand) in the Alps. Harrer goes far beyond simply recounting the story of their 3-day ascent and describes the earlier unsuccessful and often fatal efforts that helped pave the way for their ultimate ascent and several of the subsequent successful and tragic ascents as well. Although written in a somewhat dispassionate manner that may be due to the translation from original German, this book is a comprehensive description of the story behind the climbs of the Eiger.



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