The White Spider

Author: Heinrich Harrer

Publisher: HarperPerennial


Category: Eiger (Switzerland)

Page: 348

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'The White Spider' tells the story of the harrowing first ascent of the Eiger's North Wall, one of the most legendary and terrifying climbs in recorded history.

The White Spider

Author: Heinrich Harrer

Publisher: TarcherPerigee

ISBN: 9780874779400

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 396

View: 5802

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.

Summary of Heinrich Harrer's The White Spider

Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 18

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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 There were many who thought it was my duty to make immediate amends by post-dating Corti’s climb, rehabilitating him. But I felt my duty was to be a true friend to all the world’s climbers, particularly the younger generation. #2 The confusion in Corti’s report was not due to the intense nervous strain and nights of delirium on the Face, but rather because his mental and spiritual powers failed to match so great a demand on them. #3 The bivouac spot above the Spider has been named after Corti, not after the two men who in all probability pitched and secured the little tent to ensure his safety. The fact remains that this spot has been named after Corti, not after the two men who in all probability pitched and secured the little tent to ensure his safety. #4 The foursome’s decision to join the Italians on the rope was unexplained. They were only on the lower third of the Face, and there was no earthly reason for it. They were also only on the Eiger to help a friend, which is why they gave him their only chance of survival.

The White Spider

Author: Heinrich Harrer

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 000734757X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 7366

A classic of mountaineering literature, this is the story of the harrowing first ascent of the North Face of the Eiger, the most legendary and terrifying climb in history.

The White Spider

Author: Heinrich Harrer

Publisher: N.A


Category: Eiger (Switzerland)

Page: 396

View: 352

Chronicles Heinrich Harrer's first attempt to climb the north face of the Swiss Eiger mountain in 1938.

The White Field

Author: Douglas Cole

Publisher: TouchPoint Press


Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 4362

A journey of will caught by unseen forces. When the dream takes over, the ride gets wilder. The White Field is a fast-paced journey of a man, Tom, fresh out of prison and trying desperately to rebuild his life. But he is caught by mysterious, unseen forces beyond his knowledge or control. After his release from prison, he is dropped back into the world in the wastelands of the city. In the menial work afforded the underclass, he begins his new life among characters at the edges of society, dwellers of the netherworld such as Raphael, a former cop from Mexicali singing Spanish arias in the mists of the industrial night among drug addicts and crooked cops; Tony, a stoner scholar with an encyclopedic knowledge of history based solely on the intricate study of rock and roll; and Larry, the bloated, abusive manager trapped as much as his workers in a world of tedium and repetition and machines. Think, The Three Stooges on acid. Unable to reconnect with what’s left of his family, Tom embarks on a criminal path more harrowing than the one that led him to prison in the first place. Lured in by the nefarious, Thane, he slips into a plan that will leave him with no way back. And with no place left in this world to go but prison, he makes one last run for freedom. Will he escape?

Peering Over the Edge

Author: Mikel Vause

Publisher: Mountain N' Air Books

ISBN: 9781879415423

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 456

View: 7455

The Philosophy of Mountaineering. This book is the result of the contributions by some of the greatest authors of moutaineering literature: Pat Ament, Phil Bartlett, Arlene Blum, Margaret Body, Sir Chris Bonington, Hamish M. Brown, Joe Brown, Greg Child, Jim Curran, Giusto Gervasutti, Andrew Greig, Terry Gifford, Heinrich Harrer, Dougal Haston, Maurice Herzog, Sir John Hunt, Jeff Long, Jeff Lowe, Hamish MacInnes, Jeffrey McCarthy, Ian Mitchell, Paul Prichard, David Roberts, Doug Robinson, Steve Roper, Galen Rowell, Woodrow Wilson Sayer, Doug Scott, Eric Shipton, G. B. Spenceley, Sir Leslie Stephen, Mikel Vause, Edward Whymper, Simon Yates, Geoffrey Winthrop Young.

The 26th Dimension

Author: ELLIE J.

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1300705728

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 764

There are 26 dimensions in the universe. A girl suddenly fell into one of them, the dream world. She was attacked by many monsters, experienced various dangerous dilemmas, and met a few good friends. Slowly, she recovered her sealed power and memory...

Jesus University

Author: Alicia Crandell

Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1685702694

Category: Religion

Page: 124

View: 3806

Hey, readers. I was taught my entire life to attend college from my parents, school, church members, strangers, and whomever, you get my point. Basically the world we live in places high value on a college education but then leave you still hunting for a good paying job and the stress of paying off student loans, then to learn that's not where I belong. "What a surprise to my spirit. She has degrees, but instead, she's a housewife and a mother of four." This is what the whispers of me were, as if I were a waste to society because I have degrees and accepted that the Lord choose me for other works outside of my degrees. Um, no wonder I'm here at Jesus University. At Jesus University, you will gain a deeper relationship with the Lord where healing, planting, building, cooking, and serving souls is what we do at Jesus University. At Jesus University, Christ is our true teacher, having the Lord as our professor and not the aggressor, being taught and not living lost, learning to remove the desires of what you want, and accepting what Jesus requires of you by inquiring about Jesus and gaining a greater desire for His Word, the importance of learning His Word, and having a relationship with the Lord so you can live in this world, remembering not to conform but being transformed by the renewal of your mind. To conform is not to join. To join is to transform. Come, learn with Jesus and be touched by the blessings He has waiting for you inside. You're just in time for open enrollment. All are welcome, and all are accepted. Welcome to Jesus University. What you waiting for? Dig in. Its plenty! Blessings and prosperity toward you. Alicia Crandell