Few mountain accidents have stirred so much emotion in Switzerland as the tragedy that took place on the Eiger North Face in August, 1957.
Three climbers died but one was spectacularly rescued in an effort involving an international team of 50 alpinists. The fallen climbers were from Italy and Germany.
In their book "Corti-Drama: Tod und Rettung am Eiger 1957-1961", (Corti Drama: Death and Rescue on the Eiger 1957-1961), authors Daniel Anker and Rainer Rettner describe and comment on the media event of the time. The 2007 book from the AS publishing house features photographs by Albert Winkler.