Navigation

The Eiger: a deadly climb

50 years ago on March 22, the Eiger mountain saw an accident that shocked the climbing world. Hear about that moment from journalist Peter Gillman, from a German climber who survived, and from the son who lost his father, John Harlin.

This content was published on March 31, 2016 - 17:00
Jo Fahy and Dale Bechtel, swissinfo.ch

(Photo: John Harlin III collection)

 

You can find an overview of ongoing debates with our journalists here. Please join us!

If you want to start a conversation about a topic raised in this article or want to report factual errors, email us at english@swissinfo.ch.

Sort by

Change your password

Do you really want to delete your profile?

Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Almost finished... We need to confirm your email address. To complete the subscription process, please click the link in the email we just sent you.

Discover our weekly must-reads for free!

Sign up to get our top stories straight into your mailbox.

The SBC Privacy Policy provides additional information on how your data is processed.