Karl Mehringer

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Karl Mehringer (died 1935) was a German mountaineer and climber. Notable for being part of the first team to attempt to climb the Eiger Nordwand or North Face in 1935. He and Max Sedlmeyer climbed as far as the top of the "Flat Iron" ("Bügeleisen" in German) feature where they were overtaken by a storm and died. His body was never found.

Bibliography[edit]

  • The White Spider, Heinrich Harrer, 1958
  • The Beckoning Silence, Joe Simpson, 2002
  • Tbhe North Face, Philip Stoltz, 2008