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The Resource Extreme Eiger : triumph and tragedy on the North Face, Peter & Leni Gillman with Jochen Hemmleb

Extreme Eiger : triumph and tragedy on the North Face, Peter & Leni Gillman with Jochen Hemmleb

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Extreme Eiger : triumph and tragedy on the North Face
Title
Extreme Eiger
Title remainder
triumph and tragedy on the North Face
Statement of responsibility
Peter & Leni Gillman with Jochen Hemmleb
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Now in paperback, this is the story of the race to become the first to take the direct route up the notorious North Face of the Eiger. From the authors of }The Wildest Dream{.
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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Gillman, Peter
Dewey number
  • 796.52209494541
  • 796.5'22'09494541
  • 796.52209494541
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GV199.44.S92
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Gillman, Leni
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  • Mountaineering
  • Sport
  • Sports & active outdoor recreation
  • Climbing & mountaineering
  • The Alps
  • c 1960 to c 1969
  • Expeditions: popular accounts
Summary expansion
The North Face of the Eiger was long renowned as the most dangerous climb in the Swiss Alps, one that had cost the lives of numerous mountaineers. In February 1966, two teams - one German, the other British/American - aimed to climb it in a straight line from bottom to top. Astonishingly, the two teams knew almost nothing about each other's attempt until both arrived at the foot of the face. The race was on. John Harlin led the four-man British/American team and intended to make a swift dash for the summit. The Germans, with an eight-man team and a mass of equipment, planned a slow, relentless ascent. Watching on was a young journalist reporting on the climb for the Daily Telegraph, Peter Gillman - for the Eiger is the most public of mountains, where tourists can observe the life-and-death struggles on the face from telescopes at the nearby hotels. Almost 50 years on, Gillman recalls the dramatic events on the North Face of the Eiger, and assesses their effect on those who took part. One man died and others were permanently injured through frostbite. For Chris Bonington, it opened a path to a career and reputation as Britain's foremost mountaineer. It was an epic ascent with profound consequences, redolent of a golden age of adventure and mountaineering
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Extreme Eiger : triumph and tragedy on the North Face, Peter & Leni Gillman with Jochen Hemmleb
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Publication
Note
Originally published: 2015
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
BDZ0022186758
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
394 pages, 20 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781471134616
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)
Label
Extreme Eiger : triumph and tragedy on the North Face, Peter & Leni Gillman with Jochen Hemmleb
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2015
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
BDZ0022186758
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
394 pages, 20 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781471134616
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)

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