Ludwig Vörg

Ludwig Vörg

Ludwig 'Wiggerl' Vörg (born 19 October 1911, died 22 June 1941) was a notable German mountaineer. With Heinrich Harrer, Fritz Kasparek, and Anderl Heckmair, he successfully climbed the north face of the Eiger in 1938, which was regarded as unclimbable at the time. He also made the first ascent of the West Face of Ushba in the Caucasus. Vörg was killed in action on the first day of Operation Barbarossa, Nazi Germany's invasion of the Soviet Union on 22 June 1941.

Read more about Ludwig VörgThe 'Bivouac King', 1937 On The Eiger, Climbing The Eiger's North Face in 1938, Death

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