The White Spider: The Story of the North Face of the Eiger Quiz

Heinrich Harrer
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Questions 1-5 of 25:


Why did Austrians Waschak and Forstenlechner delay their start, while a party of four Swiss climbers began an ascent up the North Face in 1950? (from Further Successful Ascents)


How did Heckmair survive the avalanche at the Spider? (from The First Ascent of the Face)


Does Harrer believe anyone will ever clime a direct route up the North Face? (from Man, the Deciding Factor, Route Guide to the North Face, and Attempts and Successes on the North Face)


How many parties successfully climbed the North Face in 1952? (from The Wall of Life and Death)


What does Harrer recommend to climbers for protection from rocks? (from The International Rescue Team and Epilogue)

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