First edition in English. This copy with provenance, coming from the library of famed climber Eric Roberts who died young in an avalanche on Annapurna. With glossy black and white plates from photographs taken on the ascent. 8vo, publisher's buckram lettered on the spine in brown, in the original dustjacket. 121pp. A fine copy, the book very much so, the jacket with no wear but just a little darkening or general mellowing. FIRST EDITION OF THIS EXCITING ACCOUNT AND A COPY WITH PROVENANCE. The North Face of Eiger had long been considered impossible to climb, a sheer, constantly disintegrating rock face that drops 6000 feet from the summit. It was not ascended till 1938 and that with a great loss of life. Toni Hiebeler had long dreamt of not only climbing the North Face, but of doing so in winter. This is the remarkable story of his expedition to do so. Bookseller Inventory # 27742
Title: NORTH FACE IN WINTER The First Winter Climb ...
Publisher: London Barrie and Rockliff 1962
Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included
Edition: 1st Edition
Book Description J.B. Lippincott Co.,, Philadelphia:, 1963. 8vo. 121,  pp. Photo frontisp., numerous photo illustrations. Quarter-gray cloth over blue boards, white & silver lettering on spine (slight bumping to corners, minor shelfwear), w/ d.j. (minor bumping to corners), VG/VG copy. First edition in English. Bookseller Inventory # 50115
Book Description J.B.Lippincott Company, Philadelphia, 1963. Hard Cover. Book Condition: F-. Dust Jacket Condition: VG+. First US. F-/VG+. 8vo. original two tone textured paper boards (prev. owner's label to front pastedown, a few light marks to leaf edges) in dustwrapper (price-clipped, spine slightly browned, as usual, edges lightly rubbed with a couple of tiny nicks); pp. 122, with 21 illustrations. A near fine copy. [Neate H76: The author, who participated in the climb, was a well-known German journalist, publisher and climber]. Bookseller Inventory # 005809