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July 26, 1938

THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 26, 1938

* North face of Eiger Mountain
* Bernese Alps - mountain range
* Climbed for the very 1st time

The front page has a one column heading: "CLIMBERS CONQUER DREAD EIGER PEAK" with subhead. (see) First report coverage on the 1st time the North face of Eiger Mountain was climbed. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.
Other news,. sports and advertisements of the day. Complete with all 38 pages, rag edition in nice condition.

wikipedia notes: It was first climbed on July 24, 1938 by Andreas Heckmair, Ludwig Vörg, Heinrich Harrer and Fritz Kasparek, a German–Austrian group. The group had originally consisted of two independent teams; Harrer and Kasparek were joined on the face by Heckmair and Vörg, who had started their ascent a day later and had been helped by the fixed rope that the lead group had left across the Hinterstoisser Traverse. The two groups, led by the experienced Heckmair, cooperated on the more difficult later pitches, and finished the climb roped together as a single group of four.

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