Heinrich Harrer was born in 1912, in Carinthia. Following his adventures in Tibet, he participated in many mountaineering expeditions and wrote numerous books. Harrer currently resides in Liechtenstein.
Heinrich Harrer was born in 1912 and died in 2006.
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a real "Indiana Jones" May 16, 2000
This is a truely fascinating autobiography. His escapes from the prisoners' camp during the war and the adventures on the way to the forbidden Lhasa by foot really match an "Indiana Jones" fiction, just that it is real and only happened 50 years ago. Harrer has a very ofjective style of writing, although the German he uses is a little bit old fashioned and as he is not a writer, his style is not very poetic. Nevertheless, for someone interested in Tibet, it gives an authentic and unmystified picture of what this country looked like before the occupation. Read it as an amazing lifestory and insight in a unique culture.