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Beyond Seven Years in Tibet - my life before, during and after (2007)

Heinrich Harrer

This is the first publication in the English language of the full autobiography of one of the world’s best known adventurers: Heinrich Harrer, who died early in 2006. Best known in book circles for his bestsellers Seven Years in Tibet (1953) and The White Spider (1958), this book brings to life those and his many other adventures.

Heinrich Harrer, traveller, explorer and mountaineer led one of the most extraordinary lives of the twentieth century. He famously spent seven years in Tibet (made into the film in 1997 starring Brad Pitt as Harrer himself) and was tutor, mentor and a lifelong friend of the Dalai Lama. He made the first ascent of the notorious North Face of the Eiger in 1938 (told in his book The White Spider). The Eigerwand had been a scene of carnage in the years preceding Harrer’s success - an achievement partly overshadowed by the perennial debate over the extent to which the climbers were ‘sponsored’ by the Nazis. He now candidly recounts his meeting with Hitler in the late 30’s.

In this dramatic autobiography he recounts all his adventures, from the early days of climbing in the Alps, through his time in Tibet, to his later expeditions including exploring the Congo with the King of Belgium and travels to remote parts of Asia, South America and Africa.

Tim Carruthers, the translator, is a graduate in Germanic Studies and has climbed extensively throughout Europe, the United States and South America. He lives on a farm in the English Lake District with his partner, Sue, their children and a view of the fells.

Publisher: Labyrinth Press
Author: Heinrich Harrer
Translator: Tim Carruthers
Introduction: The Dalai Lama
Publication Date: 12th June 2007, 1st edition
Retail Price: £25.00
ISBN: 978-1-921196-00-3
Cordee Stock Code: CNB029
Classification: autobiography (travel; adventure; mountaineering)
Format: Hardback; 512 pages; 240 x 160 x 55mm; 40 pages of colour plates plus sketches and maps
Availability: Good bookshops and outdoor shops or direct from www.cordee.co.uk

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