Nord­wand, Mein Leben mit dem Eiger

Vertical (English) - - Euronews - Robert Jasper, Nord­wand, Mein Leben mit dem Eiger, Delius Klas­ing, 160 pages.

Robert Jasper is one of the masters of north face climb­ing. It is at the very heart of his moun­taineer­ing ca­reer and is the theatre of his finest per­for­mances. Just last sum­mer, in the com­pany of his reg­u­lar com­pan­ion Roger Schäli and of Si­mon Gi­etl, he signed the per­for­mance of the year on Eiger­wand (re­fer to the Euronews col­umn of this is­sue). This richly il­lus­trated book re­calls the very spe­cial re­la­tion­ship Robert de­vel­oped with the rock face, along with the many as­cents he has made across the globe. But the Eiger is part of the fam­ily – for he has trav­elled there sev­eral times with his wife Daniela. To­day, we are a long way from the drama that shrouded the north face over many decades. An ap­pre­ci­ated change of scenery!

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