Harrer, Heinrich The White Spider

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A classic of mountaineering literature, this is the story of the harrowing first ascent of the North Face of the Eiger, the most legendary and terrifying climb in history.

Heinrich Harrer, author of ‘Seven Years in Tibet’ and one of the twentieth century’s greatest mountaineers, was part of the team that finally conquered the Eiger’s fearsome North Face in 1938. It was a landmark expedition that pitted the explorers against treacherous conditions and the limits of human endurance, and which many have since tried – and failed – to emulate.

Armed with an intimate knowledge that comes only from first-hand experience of climbing the Eiger, Harrer gives a gripping account of physical daring and mental resilience. A new introduction by Joe Simpson, author of ‘Touching the Void’, confirms the lasting relevance of this true adventure classic.

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‘An outstanding book in the mountaineering library.’ Guardian

‘Even to look at the photographs of the terrible slopes of the Eiger chills the blood. Heinrich Harrer enables the reader to vicariously experience the cold and the terror of the climb.’ Irish Press

‘”The White Spider” provides almost the classic statement of the weird and frequently misunderstood psychology of the modern rock-climber. Despite the grimness of much of what he is doing, Harrer communicates the irresistible joy of climbing as an antidote to the idea that climbers are masochistically trying to prove something to themselves.’ Sunday Times

‘A true classic from the early days of mountaineering…The terror and respect that the Eiger inspires is evoked superbly in Harrer’s narrative.’ Maxim

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THE WHITE SPIDER

By the author of 'Seven Years in Tibet'

The mountaineer, writer and Olympic athlete Heinrich Harrer was a member of the four-man party which made the first ascent of the notorious North Wall of the Eiger in July 1938. 'The White Spider' is his classic account of that achievement, and of the previous, unsuccessful attempts to make that terrible climb.

"The best and most exciting mountaineering book… Few who read it will fail to be thrilled by this heroic story."
LISTENER

"An outstanding book in the mountaineering library. It tells the story of the Eigerwand, the appallingly steep and difficult North Face of the Eiger… The author is well qualified for his task."
GUARDIAN

"Even to look at the photographs of the terrible slopes of the Eiger chills the blood. Heinrich Harrer enables the reader to vicariously experience the cold and the terror of the terrible climb… Read Harrer and suffer."
IRISH PRESS

"'The White Spider' provides almost the classic statement of the weird and frequently misunderstood psychology of the modern rock-climber. Despite the grimness of much of what he is doing, Herr Harrer communicates the irresistible joy of climbing as an antidote to the idea that climbers are masochistically trying to prove something to themselves."
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