In the middle of the Alps there our three peaks that stand up. Jungfrau, Monch, and the smallest but by far the most deadliest, the Eiger, rising 13,038 ft. Only elite climbers can climb this peak with all the dangers it gives you. The Eiger is called a living mountain with the weather changing in a instant without warning. The north wall is one of the best challenges these days for alpinists with it stretching a mile high with limestone surfaces, constant rockfall and ice. Many of perished on this mountain.
In 1957, two teams climbed the north wall of the Eiger. Not far along there journey they were heading into disaster. All over Europe rescue teams raced to the north wall and formed one of the best rescues in mountaineering history but it is still quite a mystery to what happened on that day.
This shows the heroic acts done by the rescue teams that helped some of them but could not get to the others in time.
Info.Author: Jack Olsen
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; Reprint edition (October 15, 1998)
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