• Short Summary

    THE EIGER CLIMBERS HAVE BEEN CELEBRATING THEIR SUCCESSFUL ASSAULT OF THE NORTH FACE WITH A PARTY AT THEIR HOTELS.

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    THE EIGER CLIMBERS HAVE BEEN CELEBRATING THEIR SUCCESSFUL ASSAULT OF THE NORTH FACE WITH A PARTY AT THEIR HOTELS.

    THEY HAD COME DOWN OFF THE EIGER IN A FEW HOURS, THOUGH IT HAD TAKEN ALMOST A MONTH TO CLIMB BY THE DIRECT ROUTE. THE FOUR GERMANS AND ONE SCOT WHO DID IT FOR THE FIRST TIME RETURNED YESTERDAY (SATURDAY).

    THEY WORE SEVERAL DAY'S GROWTH OF BEARD AND THE FROSTBITE MARKS OF THEIR ORDEAL OF ENDURANCE. THREE OF THEM WERE LATER TAKEN TO HOSPITAL FOR TREATMENT.

    THE SCOT, 24-YEAR-OLD DOUGAL HASTON HAS BEEN TOLD BY A DOCTOR HIS FROSTBITE IS NOT SERIOUS. HE SAID HE ENJOYED THE CLIMB BUT WOULDN'T DO IT AGAIN.

    WITH HIM AT THE PARTY WAS THE AMERICAN CLIMBER, LAYTON KOR FROM COLORADO AND HIS FRIEND MISS JOAN MATTHEWS FROM WINNIPEG, CANADA.

    AMONG THE GERMAN CLIMBING GROUP WAS SIEGFRIED HUPFAUER WHO GOT TO THE TOP AND CAME DOWN PERFECTLY FIT, GUNNER SCHNEID, PETER HAAG, AND ROLF ROSENZOPF.

    THERE WERE JOKES AT THE PARTY BUT THE JUBILATION OVER THEIR FEAT WAS SUBDUED AFTER THE LOSS OF ONE OF THE TEAM LEADERS WHO FELL 4,000 FEET (1300 METRES) TO HIS DEATH. IN HIS MEMORY, THE ASCENT WILL BE NAMED AFTER HIM AS THE "JOHN HARLIN CLIMB.")

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    Film ID:
    VLVA51QJI1HAU0Q7ONV5PYP1PCPO0
    Media URN:
    VLVA51QJI1HAU0Q7ONV5PYP1PCPO0
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/03/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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