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by H. Merrick,Heinrich Harrer

  • ISBN: 0586088741
  • Category: Mountaineering
  • Subcategory: Outdoors Sport
  • Author: H. Merrick,Heinrich Harrer
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Ltd; Revised edition (January 31, 1989)
  • Pages: 320
  • ePub book: 1595 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1102 kb
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  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 731

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The author was a member of the first party to climb the face, and although the book describes the grimness of the terrain, he attempts to communicate the joy of climbing as well as the hazards. From the Publisher: 8 . -hour cassettes. About the Author: Heinrich Harrer was born in 1912 in Carinthia. His skiing prowess won him a place in the 1936 Austrian Olympic team.

It was hard to find this book in the libraries where I live or even as an ebook. It is the history of every climb made in the the North Face of the Eiger (up to 1980's, I think)

It was hard to find this book in the libraries where I live or even as an ebook. I watched the film "North Face" and I inmediatelly wanted to read this book since I myself have been a mountaneer. It is the history of every climb made in the the North Face of the Eiger (up to 1980's, I think). The film was very well made and as I read the encounter, it is very similar with the film. But even the rest of the book is really good. Anyways, I got the book soon from this seller and as promised.

Heinrich Harrer, Kurt Maix. Результаты поиска по книге.

The White Spider book. was twice Austrian golf champion. This book had some masterful sections, such as the story of the Sedlmayer/Meh Harrer had a remarkable life. Aside from spending 'Seven Years in Tibet' (which I read about 30 years ago) and becoming close friends with the Dalai Lama, he was a member of the first party to climb the North Face of the Eiger, was selected to represent Austria in the 1936 Winter Olympics (only to be withdrawn because being a ski instructor deemed him to be professional) and.

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Used-Very Good: The book will be clean without any major stains or markings, the spine will be in excellent shape with only minor creasing, no pages will be missing and the cover is likely to be very clean. Read full description. See details and exclusions. The author was a member of the first party to climb the face, and although the book describes the grimness of the terrain, he attempts to communicate the joy of climbing as well as the hazards.

Heinrich Harrer was born in 1912 in Carinthia. His skiing prowess won him a place in the 1936 Austrian Olympic team

Heinrich Harrer was born in 1912 in Carinthia. He was imprisoned by the British in India during the Second World War, but escaped and travelled to Tibet, a story he recounts in the classic Seven Years in Tibet.

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Heinrich Harrer The White Spider . The story of. The north face of the eiger. Translated from the German by. HUGH MERRICK. WRITING a book about the North Face of the Eiger? Whatever for? The question was put to me by a man of some standing in Alpine circles. This man, who was so shocked at the idea of my writing a book about the North Face of the Eiger, was akin to a certain type of climber, who plants himself on a pedestal of extreme exaltation and merely smiles superciliously at the nonsensical idea of writing for the layman about climbing. But one cannot ignore public opinion and at the same time expect it to judge one sympathetically and intelligently.

The White Spider dramatically recreates not only the harrowing, successful ascent made by Harrer and his comrades in 1938, but also the previous, tragic attempts at a wall of rock that was recently enshrined in mountaineer Jon Krakauer's first work, Eiger Dreams. For a generation of American climbers, The White Spider has been a formative book-yet it has long been out-of-print in America.

This is an account of the attempts to climb the notorious North Wall of the Eiger, in 1938. The author was a member of the first party to climb the face, and although the book describes the grimness of the terrain, he attempts to communicate the joy of climbing as well as the hazards.

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OCARO OCARO
In the 1930s the Eiger Nordwand (North Wall) was considered the last and greatest of Alpine problems left in the world. The White Spider is a portion of the upper face where snow-filled cracks radiate from an ice-field resembling the legs of a spider.

The book begins by describing the early attempts to climb the Nordwand, including the harrowing stories of Max Sedlmayer and Karl Mehringer who froze to death in 1935, and Toni Kurz, Andreas Hinterstoisser, Edi Rainer and Willy Angerer who died in 1936.

Harrer then tells his first-hand story of the first ascent. Harrer and Fritz Kasparek started their climb on July 21, 1938. A day later, Anderl Heckmair and Ludwig Vörg started their attempt and quickly caught up to them. They combined into one team of four, led by Heckmair. The four men were caught in an avalanche as they climbed the Spider, but all had enough strength to resist being swept off the face.

"We were all on a single rope. ... One hundred feet above me stood Vorg, safeguarding Heckmair, as he grappled with icy rock, treacherous ice gullies, and snowslides high above us in the mists and driving snow." Heckmair fell as he led the difficult Exit Cracks, but was caught by Vorg, his crampons piercing Vorg's hand in the process. On July 24, 1938 Heckmair, Vörg, Kasparek, and Harrar completed the first ascent of the Eiger Nordwand.

Harrer then continues the Eiger story, including the dramatic rescue of Claudio Corti trapped high on the face near the Exit Cracks in 1957. Harrer added a few more chapters in 1964, including the story of Adolf Mayr who fell to his death in 1961 trying for the first solo ascent. After reaching the Second Icefield in 1962 Barry Brewster was struck by a falling rock. His partner Brian Nally tried to care for the dying man, but eventually Brewster fell from the face. Famed British mountaineers Chris Bonington and Don Whillans stopped their attempt to rescue the now disoriented Nally.

The stories of the tragic attempts are chilling, the first ascent riveting, the entire book spellbinding. This book is a great history of the Eiger Nordwand. The appendix is better in later editions because Harrer corrects some of the ascents, given more information like finding the bodies of Nothdurft and Mayer in 1961, and includes the list of ascents up to the 1970s. The photos are very good.
Innadril Innadril
I read this book after it was recommended by Joe Simpson in his book. It would have been nice to see some illustrations so I could imagine where various parts were that were discussed although I did end up googling The Eiger I was so curious. The White Spider is a story about some very brave, humble heros who respected and climbed what must be one of the hardest mountains of the lot.
It did drag on a bit from the middle onwards, but still worth the read.
Washington Washington
Mr. Harrer reflects the discretion and unselfish character that I have found more often in the accounts given by those prior to approximately 1970. As a product of the 1970s, I am humbled and impressed by his detailed accuracy that is without the slightest hint of self exaltation and reflects a fairness to others that is not often seen today. He sticks to the facts, amazing as they are, and tells a story that has no part in the petty squabbles that occur many times in the accounts of today.
Zeueli Zeueli
I don’t think I stopped reading this until I finished in 2 days! The true, gut wrenching accounts of amazing men trying to conquer the last great problem of the Alps. The North Face of the Eiger.
Cala Cala
Very good book if you follow the North Face. Very detailed. Truly a delight for mountaineering enthusiasts.
Villo Villo
I like adventure, survival stories.

Heinrich Harrier, one of four men, who were the first to climb the famous, extremely difficult and many times lethal north face of the famous Eiger mountain 13041 ft to summit. There are many mountains much higher and much more difficult to climb ( ex. K2, Everest, Annapurna and more) but the very difficult north face had stopped climbers for years. The book is called The White Spider because part of the north face climb is over an extremely difficult and dangerous section called the Spider. Here is snow and ice climbing with falling rocks that kill men, and avalanches that swept men away to their deaths. Also we see the difficult Transverse of the Gods and more.

Harrier writes about previous attempts and successes of climbing the north face as well as later attempts. He writes about women climbers, solo attempts and more. Very exciting and well done.

My only concern was he tried to write about so many of the attempts trying to show how or why this attempt failed and this attempt succeeded. You can tell he had super respect for them all. Heroes all, even the few survivors that had shaky conflicting stories of what happened, losing their team mates. I think it would of been a slightly better read if he would of concentrated his writing to his 1938 expedition and maybe 3 more expeditions. There were so many attempts and successes, as the north face was such an important difficult climb. This is partial offset as the reader learns more about different teams, the Eiger and how difficult the north face is to climb. So dangerous with falling rock, avalanches and slippery conditions causing the death of many.

4 1/3 stars and proudly added to our family library. I liked this book so much I'm buying Heinrich Harrier's NY Times bestseller Seven Years in Tibet and his Return to Tibet. Harrier a good author, just spread himself a little thin covering so many expeditions.