The White Spider

Anton Lesser reads from Heinrich Harrer's classic account of the early attempts on the north face of the Eiger.

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In 1936, an ascent by four young climbers ends in tragedy.

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In 1938, Harrer himself tries to conquer the face.

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The story of Harrer's own expedition in 1938 continues.

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In 1957, Claudio Corti survived for nine days on the face.

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Concluding with the first solo attempt and the first British ascent.