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Austrian mountaineer Heinrich Harrer dies at 93
Reuters[Sunday, January 08, 2006 21:46]
Austrian mountaineer Heinrich Harrer (L) stands with the Dalai Lama in Graz in Austria's southern Styria province in this October 15, 2002 file photo. REUTERS/ Miro Kuzmanovic/File
Austrian mountaineer Heinrich Harrer (L) stands with the Dalai Lama in Graz in Austria's southern Styria province in this October 15, 2002 file photo. REUTERS/ Miro Kuzmanovic/File
VIENNA, January 7 - Austrian mountaineer Heinrich Harrer, whose life was portrayed in his book and the film "Seven Years in Tibet", died on Saturday aged 93, Austrian officials said in a statement.

He was the first person to climb the difficult north face of the Eiger in the Swiss Alps in 1938, but won world renown after his book, the film version of which was directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud and starred Brad Pitt.

Harrer was interned in northern India by British authorities in 1939 during an expedition in the Himalayas but escaped in 1944 and fled over the mountain range to Tibet.

He struck up a close friendship with the Dalai Lama when staying at the Tibetan capital of Lhasa from 1946 to 1951, before China annexed the country.

Following media reports, Harrer admitted in the 1990s he had been a member of the Nazi party.

Harrer was admitted to hospital two days ago in Friesach in southern Austria. There were no details of the cause of death.

British independent researcher Roger Croston, who has written about Tibet and knew Harrer personally, said the Austrian mountaineer spent much of his life supporting the cause of the Tibetan people.

"Harrer was perhaps the most famous mountaineer of his generation and his climb of the north face of the Eiger in 1938 along with Ludwig Vorg, Andreas Heckmair and Fritz Kasparek ranks as one of, if not the greatest mountaineering feat of the time," he told Reuters.
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