Heinrich Harrer

Heinrich Harrer ( ; 6 July 1912 – 7 January 2006) was an Austrian mountaineer, sportsman, geographer, and author. He is best known for being on the four-man climbing team that made the first ascent of the North Face of the Eiger in Switzerland, and for his books Seven Years in Tibet (1952) and The White Spider (1959).

Read more about Heinrich Harrer:  Early Life, Eiger North Face, Nazi Involvement, Internment in India, Seven Years in Tibet, Later Adventures, Final Years, Honours and Awards, Publications

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Heinrich Harrer - Publications
... brother, Thubten Jigme Norbu, as told to Harrer I Come from the Stone Age (1965) Ladakh Gods and Mortals Behind the Himalayas (1980) Return to Tibet (1985) Denk ich an Bhutan (2005) Beyond Seven Years in Tibet My ...
The White Spider
... original title Die Weisse Spinne) is a book written by Heinrich Harrer that describes the first successful ascent of the "Eiger Nordwand" (Eiger North Face), a mountain in the Berner ... After his successful summit of the mountain, Heinrich Harrer received many letters from mountain climbers, which he sifted through with climber and ... In particular, Harrer describes the tragedy of the 1936 attempt by Edi Rainer, Willy Angerer, Andreas Hinterstoisser and Toni Kurz in which all died ...