Heinrich Harrer

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Heinrich Harrer

Birthplace: Obergossen, Austria
Death: January 07, 2006 (93)
Friesach, Austria
Immediate Family:

Son of Josef Harrer and Julia Harrer
Husband of Hanna Charlotte Wegener; Etta Truxa and Carina Haarhaus
Father of Private

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About Heinrich Harrer

Heinrich Harrer (6 July 1912 – 7 January 2006) was an Austrian mountaineer, sportsman,geographer, member of the Nazi party, oberscharführer in the Schutzstaffel, and author. He was a member of the four-man climbing team that made the first ascent of the North Face of the Eiger, the "last problem" of the Alps. He wrote the books Seven Years in Tibet (1952) and The White Spider (1959).


  1. Early life
  2. Eiger North Face
  3. Nazi involvement
  4. Internment in India
  5. Seven years in Tibet
  6. Later adventures
  7. Private life
  8. Final years
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Heinrich Harrer's Timeline

July 6, 1912
Obergossen, Austria
January 7, 2006
Age 93
Friesach, Austria