(died 1935) is 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 perished.
- The White Spider, Heinrich Harrer, 1958
- The Beckoning Silence, Joe Simpson, 2002