The Guidebook


  • Eigerwand: A Climber’s Guide to the 1938 Heckmair Route
  • 20 interior pages printed on reasonably tough, UV-coated (water resistant) paper.
  • Dimensions: 8.75 x 5.5 inches; 14 x 22 centimeters
  • $12.95 USD
  • ISBN-13: 9780998454009
  • Written and Illustrated by Rick Kollath

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Table of Contents


Introduction, pages 1-3
When to go, the rock, route finding, gear, drytooling, simul-climbing vs. pitching, leading vs. seconding, climbing strategies and bivouacs

How to get there, page 4

Use this Guide, page 5

Topo Overview, page 6

Topo A:
From the Approach to the Ice Hose, page 7
Route description, page 8

Topo A Detail
Difficult Crack to Ice Hose, page 9
Route description, page 10

Topo B
Second Icefield to Death Bivouac, page 11
Route description (with inset detail topo), page 12

Topo C
Death Bivouac to the White Spider (with inset for crux Ramp pitches), page 13
Route description, page 14

Topo D
White Spider to Exit Snowfields (with inset for upper Exit Gullies), page 15
Route description, page 16

Topo E
Exit Snowfields to the Summit, page 17
Route description and descent description, page 17

Topo F
West face Descent, Page 18

Author’s Note, page 19