Sport: Subdued Ogre

To those with no head for heights, all mountain climbers are crazy; but climbers divide themselves into two schools : sportsmen who try to reach their objective with a minimum of risk, and danger-loving fatalists who want to do it the hard way.

Among the latter group, Germans are outstanding. In the past decade they have succeeded in scaling seemingly impregnable peaks all over the world. That the Alpine Eigerwand (wall of the ogre) resisted their perennial attacks piqued German mountaineers. One morning last fortnight a pair of Austrians named Harrer & Kastarek, equipped...

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