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Heinrich Harrer
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"The very way in which Sedlmayer and Mehringer went about the reconnaissance of the Face spoke volumes for their character. They approached their mountain calmly and without fuss. There was no challenging smile on their faces, no show of conceit." The First Attempt on the North Face, p. 22

"Nobody could have held it against the guides at Eigergletscher Station if they had refused to take a single step onto the Face when they heard of the accident. But there was one man still alive. They were all determined to rescue him, to snatch him, if possible, from the clutches of that fatal wall." The Tragedy of Toni Kurz," p. 44

"Nobody knows what Rebitsch and his companions thought during those recovery operations. They didn't advertise their feelings. The fact remains that they put off their supreme effort, which might quite possibly have ended in success, because they found Hinterstoisser's...

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