Home

Welcome. .. The name of this web site is derived from a spider shaped icefield high on the north face of the Eiger, a mountain that towers above the  town of Grindelwald, Switzerland. Heinrich Harrer wrote a book by the same name that documents the first attempts on this alpine face. Harrer was a member of the first team to scale the face. I developed this .sig containing a fictional quote that many people ask me about…

“I’ll get the rope…” Anderl Hinterstoisser, North Face of the Eiger, July 19th, 1936…

Hinterstoisser, a talented young climber attempting the first ascent, pulled in his rope after succeeding in a daring traverse that opened up the route to the summit. Unfortunately, a horrific storm blew in forcing a retreat but the traverse cannot be reversed without a rope in place. All members of the party perished…

…it is now called the Hinterstoisser Traverse

The primary content of this website is essays and personal experiences connected to hiking and climbing, motorcycling long distances, kayaking, and cycling …


free counters

Flag Counter