The White Spider: The Story of the North Face of the Eiger - Fate Made the Amendments, Four Shirts and an Overcoat, and Ascendancy of the Armchair Summary & Analysis

Heinrich Harrer
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Fate Made the Amendments, Four Shirts and an Overcoat, and Ascendancy of the Armchair Summary and Analysis

After the appendix is a second section, "Additional Chapters by Heinrich Harrer in Collaboration with Kurt Maix, July 1964." In "Fate Made the Amendments," the author discusses the classification of successes on the Eiger's North Face. Harrer long felt that Gonda and Wyss's climb up the face should be classified as a success, though they were swept off the ice field approaching the summit. Since the initial publication, the climb was reclassified as a success.

G√ľnther Nothdurft and Franz Mayer's bodies were finally found on the top of the mountain near the west face, making them the fourteenth successful ascent. There was no indication that they fell or were swept away by avalanche, and their...

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