The White Spider: The Classic Account Of The Ascent Of The Eiger
- HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date:
- 17 January 2005
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Simply put, the best climbing book ever written. Makes most of the Mt. Everest pulp mill books look like a stroll in the park by comparison.
A classic in mountain literature. The first part, inlcuding the tale of the first ascension of the Eiger North Face in 1938 by the author, is the best and well worth reading. Some chapters towards the end are a bit dull.
Man meets mountain. Man falls off mountain to stony death. Man repeats until mountain finally yields. A tribute to human persistance, endurance and insanity.
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