NORTH FACE IN WINTER by Toni Hiebeler

NORTH FACE IN WINTER

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KIRKUS REVIEW

In an introduction which takes up nearly a quarter of the book, the translator, Hugh Merrick, describes revolutionary mountaineering techniques and gives a history of the continental schools of climbing. This is followed with an hour-by-hour account of the first winter climb of Switzerland's Eiger Mountain. It is an awesome personal record of how four men stood in relationship to each other, how they thought, reacted and survived through the rigors of a six day climb.

Pub Date: May 15th, 1963
Publisher: Lippincott