North Face in Winter : The First Winter Climb of the Eiger's North Face March 1961. Toni Hiebeler, Hugh Merrick.
North Face in Winter : The First Winter Climb of the Eiger's North Face March 1961
North Face in Winter : The First Winter Climb of the Eiger's North Face March 1961

North Face in Winter : The First Winter Climb of the Eiger's North Face March 1961

Philadelphia: J B Lippincott, 1963.

Illustrated by Illustrated. Hardcover. Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket. Item #14751

Library stamps/marks/labels/pocket, protector tape residue to covers and endpapers, edge tone, light edgewear, otherwise light wear; Dust Jacket spine label, otherwise light wear. Solid hardcover.; Translation of the 1961 German edition of Im Banne der Spinne. W R Neate; Mountaineering and its Literature: A descriptive bibliography of selected works published in the English language, 1744-1976; 368. "The 13,000-foot Eiger is one of the three mountains that crown the Swiss Alps, and until fairly recently its steep and treacherous north face was regarded as unclimbable. And with reason, for from the summit there is a drop of 6,000 feet so sheer that only a few small shields of ice and snow stick permanently to the rocky surface of the slope. ... But not until Toni Hiebeler led his expedition up the peak in March of 1961 had there ever been a successful ascent in winter conditions." ; Ex-Library; 121 pages.

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