Heinrich Harrer


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in Hüttenberg, Austria
July 06, 1912

Died
January 07, 2006

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Heinrich Harrer was an Austrian mountaineer, sportsman, geographer, and author. He is best known for being on the four-man climbing team that made the first ascent of the North Face of the Eiger in Switzerland, and for his books Seven Years in Tibet (1952) and The White Spider (1959).

Average rating: 4.08 · 22,126 ratings · 1,191 reviews · 27 distinct worksSimilar authors
Seven Years in Tibet

4.09 avg rating — 18,072 ratings — published 1953 — 42 editions
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The White Spider

4.12 avg rating — 3,429 ratings — published 1959 — 16 editions
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Return to Tibet

3.53 avg rating — 417 ratings — published 1983 — 17 editions
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Beyond Seven Years in Tibet...

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Lost Lhasa: Heinrich Harrer...

4.22 avg rating — 45 ratings — published 1992 — 3 editions
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I Come from the Stone Age

3.56 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 1963 — 9 editions
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Die letzten Paradiese der M...

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Bilder Aus Tibetdas Alte Lhasa

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The Great Escape: Tibet and...

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“We have a saying in Tibet: If a problem can be solved there is no use worrying about it. If it can't be solved, worrying will do no good.”
Heinrich Harrer, Seven Years in Tibet

“All our dreams begin in youth.”
Heinrich Harrer, Seven Years in Tibet

“Wherever I live, I shall feel homesick for Tibet. I often think I can still hear the cries of wild geese and cranes and the beating of their wings as they fly over Lhasa in the clear, cold moonlight. My heartfelt wish is that my story may create some understanding for a people whose will to live in peace and freedom has won so little sympathy from an indifferent world.”
Heinrich Harrer, Seven Years in Tibet

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