The White Spider

The White Spider

by Heinrich Harrer


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The White Spider dramatically recreates not only the harrowing, successful ascent made by Harrer and his comrades in 1938, but also the previous, tragic attempts at a wall of rock that was recently enshrined in mountaineer Jon Krakauer's first work, Eiger Dreams. For a generation of American climbers, The White Spider has been a formative book--yet it has long been out-of-print in America. This edition awaits discovery by Harrer's new legion of readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780874779400
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/28/1998
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 276,506
Product dimensions: 5.53(w) x 8.25(h) x 1.06(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Heinrich Harrer was born in 1912, in Carinthia. Following his adventures in Tibet, he participated in many mountaineering expeditions and wrote numerous books. Harrer currently resides in Liechtenstein.

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