Climbing Eigerwand: A Climber's Guide to the 1938 Heckmair Route

Climbing Eigerwand: A Climber's Guide to the 1938 Heckmair Route
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This handy pocket guide dares the Everyman climber to tackle this legendary tour by providing comprehensive, easy-to-follow topos and concise route-finding advice. 



Eigerwand: A Climber's Guide to the 1938 Heckmair Route

Rick Kollath

The infamous 1938 Heckmair Route on the Eiger's North Face is a climb wreathed in intimidation and tragedy, but surprisingly accessible to the modern alpinist. This handy pocket guide dares the Everyman climber to tackle this legendary tour by providing comprehensive, easy-to-follow topos and concise route-finding advice. Plus, up-to-date information about when to climb, equipment, bivouac sites, and other strategies for a successful ascent of the much-coveted Eigerwand.

Features Include:

  • Outstanding route topos with additional detailed topos for crux and difficult-to-navigate areas.
  • Route descriptions, including suggested belay stances and bivouac info.
  • Ruin this booklet: topos and route descriptions are printed on tear-resistant and waterproof paper, and are designed to be cut out and carried on the climb!
  • Advice on climbing strategy, route finding, and gear.
  • Information, drawings, and maps for the approach and descent.


Weight 63g
Publisher Kollath Graphic Design
Author Rick Kollath
Edition 1st
Date 2017
No. of Pages 19
ISBN 9789780998455
Size 145 x 222 mm
Cover paperback
Area Alps
Activities Alpine Climbing


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