A weekly programme on the expanding world of leisure with Jeremy James,
The Climb Up to Hell
More than twenty men have fallen to their death, or been frozen to death, on the north face of the Eiger - 13,000 feet of vertical, crumbling limestone in the Swiss Alps.
This month four British climbers are to attempt a new route - the ultimate route -
up this infamous wall. Why should men want to venture into a cold, white, silent Hell, a place which has been the stage for human drama - for heroism, for cowardice, for ultimate endurance, and even for alleged murder?
Accompanied by Dalton Baldwin
Yonty Solomon (piano)
Allegri String Quartet
Eli Goren (violin), Peter Thomas (violin), Patrick Ireland (viola), William Pleeth (cello) and Terence MacDonagh (oboe), James Brown (oboe), Leonard Brain (cor anglais), Patrick Harvey (harpsichord).
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