Extreme Eiger: Triumph and Tragedy on the North Face download free [PDF and Ebook] by Peter Gillman

Extreme Eiger: Triumph and Tragedy on the North Face download free [PDF and Ebook] by Peter Gillman year 2016
  • Book name: Extreme Eiger: Triumph and Tragedy on the North Face
  • Author: Peter Gillman
  • Release date: 2016/4/28
  • Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER LTD
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Travel and Holiday Guides
  • ISBN: 9781471134616
  • Rating: 7.18 of 10
  • Votes: 465
  • Review by: Brielle Weir
  • Review rating: 9.18 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/16
  • Total pages: 400
  • Includes a PDF summary of 48 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: The North Face of the Eiger was long renowned as the most dangerous climb in the Swiss Alps, one that had cost the lives of numerous mountaineers. In February 1966, two teams - one German, the other British/American - aimed to climb it in a straight line from bottom to top. Astonishingly, the two teams knew almost nothing about each other's attempt until both arrived at the foot of the face. The race was on. John Harlin led the four-man British/American team and intended to make a swift dash for the summit. The Germans, with an eight-man team and a mass of equipment, planned a slow, relentless ascent. Watching on was a young journalist reporting on the climb for the Daily Telegraph, Peter Gillman - for the Eiger is the most public of mountains, where tourists can observe the life-and-death struggles on the face from telescopes at the nearby hotels. Almost 50 years on, Gillman recalls the dramatic events on the North Face of the Eiger, and assesses their effect on those who took part. One man died and others were permanently injured through frostbite. For Chris Bonington, it opened a path to a career and reputation as Britain's foremost mountaineer. It was an epic ascent with profound consequences, redolent of a golden age of adventure and mountaineering.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 16H40M
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Expeditions, Climbing & Mountaineering, Outdoor Survival Skills, Geographical Discovery & Exploration
  • Available formats: EPUB, DOC, PDF, TXT, TIFF, HTM, WORD, RB. Compressed in 7Z, CAB, RAR, CHM, ZIP
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 12.31 USD
  • Dimensions: 130x198x27mm
  • Weight: 314g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom
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