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#Eiger #Nordwand – The Beckoning Silence

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Joe Simpson’s documentary of the 1936 Eiger mountain attempt based on his book of the same name. The book is very good too and well worth reading if you can find it.
Although i am not a climber myself i find these tales of those who do climb, fascinating and sometimes terrifying.

More than 60 people died attempting the North Face ascent by the years. Beside Heinrich Harrer success, the most famous one was the tragic story of the 1936 attempt of Toni Kurz on Wikipedia

It is worth to watch the movie “North Face” by Philip Stölzl