Birth date: July 06, 1912
Died: January 07, 2006
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Heinrich Harrer, the author of this book, was a mountaineer and an adventurer. He was the first to climb the North Face of the Eiger Mountain in Switzerland. He did this int the 1930s. This book, originally published in 1953, is an adventure classic that recounts Heinrich Harrer's 1943 escape from...
I'm still under great influence after reading this book, it's really inspirational and moving. Harrer has created a deep character description, he's dynamic, changing all the time, finding and challenging himself. It is full of hear warming anecdotes. I highly recommend it! I'm a great enthusiast of...
A fascinating story, although I had a little trouble getting through it. I don't remember why.
While I have never understood the motivation of people who willingly place themselves in harm's way by doing all sorts of bizarre things like hanging from ropes above precipiceswith rocks falling on their heads and winter blizzards forcing snow down their necks, I must admit they make fascinating re...