The White Spider: The Story of the North Face of the Eiger Setting & Symbolism

Heinrich Harrer
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The Eiger

The Eiger is a 13,042-foot tall mountain in the Swiss Alps with a sheer face on its northern side.

The North Face

The North Face of the Eiger is a steep, 5,900-foot high wall and was originally considered impossible to climb.

The White Spider

The White Spider is a field of ice in the upper reaches of the North Face of the Eiger, with icy crevices leading away from it, reminiscent of a spider's limbs. The White Spider turns into a funnel of avalanches and rock slides from above it, posing a serious danger to climbers.

Ice Fields

The North Face of the Eiger has three ice fields separated by cliffs below the White Spider.

The Death Bivouac

The Death Bivouac is a spot above the Second Ice Field on the face of the Eiger where the first climbers froze to death during the night.

Exit Cracks

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