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

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J.P. Tarcher/Putnam, 1998 - Sports & Recreation - 364 pages
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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 edition awaits discovery by Harrer's new legion of readers.

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an excellent book, not to full of mountaineering jargon. if anyone is interested in expertly written and detailed tales of adventure from a time when people didnt have the luxury of all the modern equipment we rely upon today it is a must read. also some very poingnent stories of tragedy which must be appreciated for the attempts of the young men involved. 



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Heinrich Harrer was born in 1912, in Carinthia. Following his adventures in Tibet, he participated in many mountaineering expeditions and wrote numerous books. Harrer currently resides in Liechtenstein.

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