Cordee outdoor books maps guides mountains
Cordee outdoor books maps guides mountains
Go to Basket/Checkout | Sign In | +44 (0)1455 611185
Visit the Cordee Facebook wall View our Tweets!

Climbing » Climbing Guides » Switzerland, Austria, Germany


A Climber's Guide to the 1938 Heckmair Route


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.

About the Author: Over a forty-plus-year climbing career, Rick Kollath has ticked a number of North American and European classics. His ascents include big wall routes on El Capitan and Half Dome in Yosemite, the Furggen Ridge of the Matterhorn, the Frendo Spur of the Aiguille du Midi and the North Face of the Petit Dru near Chamonix. And, yes, most recently, Switzerland's Eigerwand - a lifelong dream. Rick works as an illustrator and graphic designer in Duluth, Minnesota, in the United States.

In Stock
Usually dispatched within 24 hrs. Free delivery to UK for orders £25 and over.


Cordee Code: CCE559
No of Pages: 20
Page Size: 150 x 220 mm
ISBN 10: 9780998454
ISBN 13: 9789780998455
Publisher: Kollath Graphic Design
Published Date: February 2017
Edition: 1st ed: 2017
Binding: Paperback
Illustrations: Colour Topo Maps
Weight: 63g

Other titles of interest:

Eiger Obsession: John Harlin

Facing the Mountain that Killed my Father PAPERBACK


In Stock

White Spider

Story of the North Face of the Eiger


In Stock

Bernese Oberland


In Stock

Extreme Eiger

Triumph and Tragedy on the North Face


In Stock

  Click to Close [X]  

Cordee Ltd • 11 Jacknell Road • Dodwells Bridge Industrial Estate • Hinckley • LE10 3BS • UK
Tel: +44 (0) 1455 611185 • Fax: +44 (0) 1455 635687

© 2017 Cordee Ltd. All rights reserved.