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Heinrich Harrer has died

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posted on Jan, 8 2006 @ 12:59 AM
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Renowned Austrian mountaineer Heinrich Harrer - whose life was portrayed in the book and film Seven Years in Tibet - has died at the age of 93.

Harrer was the first person to climb the north face of Switzerland's famous Eiger mountain in 1938.

He also became well known for his 1953 memoir - the film version of which starred actor Brad Pitt.

It told of his time in the Himalayas and befriending the Buddhist spiritual leader the Dalai Lama in World War II.

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I enjoyed reading Seven years in Tibet and I made the effort to track down a copy of the book from 2nd hand book shops. I hold Harrer in hight regard for drawing the worlds attention to the plight of Tibet.
Harrer proved that you can bring attention to world affairs without being apart of the sterotype activists that we see in the media today




posted on Jan, 10 2006 @ 08:51 PM
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Heres a related article.
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The Dalai Lama has said with the passing away of Heinrich Harrer, the Austrian who spent years in Tibet, "We feel we have lost a loyal friend from the West."

Harrer died on January 7, 2006 in Austria. He was 93.

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