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The white spider : the classic account of the ascent of the Eiger

Author: Heinrich Harrer
Publisher: New York : J.P. Tarcher/Putnam, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam trade pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Chronicles Heinrich Harrer's first attempt to climb the north face of the Swiss Eiger mountain in 1938.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Harrer, Heinrich, 1912-2006.
White spider.
New York : J.P. Tarcher/Putnam, 1998
(OCoLC)607764727
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Heinrich Harrer
ISBN: 0874779405 9780874779400 0874779375 9780874779370
OCLC Number: 39101973
Notes: Originally published: London : Hart-Davis, 1959.
Includes index.
Description: 364 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: "Come Back Safe, My Friends" --
The "White Spider" --
The First Attempt on the North Face --
The Tragedy of Toni Kurz --
1937: On the Eiger --
The First Ascent of the Face --
Further Successful Ascents --
1952: The Great Year on the Eiger --
The Wall of Life and Death --
The Tragedy of 1957 --
The International Rescue Team --
Epilogue --
Fate Made the Amendments --
Four Shirts and an Overcoat --
Ascendancy of the Armchair --
The Silver Trench --
Climbers have a Language of their Own --
"I am Sorry, Brian ..." --
July 31: Start and Finish --
The Mass Assault --
The Year of Chivalry --
Man, the Deciding Factor --
Route Guide to the North Face --
Attempts and Successes on the North Face.
Other Titles: Weisse Spinne.
Responsibility: Heinrich Harrer ; translated from the German by Hugh Merrick ; with additional chapters by Heinrich Harrer and Kurt Maix.

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Chronicles Heinrich Harrer's first attempt to climb the north face of the Swiss Eiger mountain in 1938.

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