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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Seven Years in Tibet

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 starring Brad Pitt) 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 (told in his book 'The White Spider') and summited unclimbed peaks in Alaska, the Himalaya and South America. Heinrich Harrer died Jan. 7, 2006 in Friesach, Austria. He was 93.

Watch the movie or read the book.