Munich: Bruckmann, 1949. First Edition. Hardcover. Octavo; pp; 80; illustrated with fifty-nine glossy black and white photographs, maps; blue cloth lettered in black and light blue in a pictorial dust jacket; Jacket has a chip to the upper front panel and edgewear;. Very good / good. Item #19066
Description of the first ascents of the north face of the Matterhorn (1931, F. and T. Schmid), the Grandes Jorasses (1935, R. Peters and M. Meier) and the Eiger (1938, A. Heckmair, L. Vörg, F. Kasparek and H. Harrer) and the previous, often tragic ending, experiments. An alpine classic by Anderl Heckmair (1906-2005), one of the most outstanding mountaineers and mountain guides from before the Second World War; the foreword was written by Guido Tonella. Rare classic of alpine literature. Text is in German. This book has not been translated and reissued in English. This is not "My Life As A Mountaineer"