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HERMANN GEIGER

Jan. 23, 1956
Jan. 23, 1956

Table of Contents
Jan. 23, 1956

Events & Discoveries
Spectacle
Marvels From Montreal
Yale Waterworks
Football
Timberline
Sporting Look
Snow Patrol
Acknowledgments
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back

HERMANN GEIGER

For landing his ski-equipped Piper Super Cub on "impossible" snow fields and glaciers of the Swiss Alps and rescuing more than 150 trapped and injured mountaineers and skiers (including 20 in the past year), Hermann Geiger, a handsome, 42-year-old flight instructor of Sion, Switzerland, was awarded the Alpine Solidarity medal. On one occasion Geiger juggled his small craft up 13,000 feet through the sweeping air currents and narrow passes around Pointe Dufour, Switzerland's highest mountain, to come down near the rocky summit, an unofficial record high-altitude landing. Currently the "Flying Saint Bernard" is preparing himself for his annual air drops of food and fodder to snowbound settlements, as well as bread-and-butter ferrying of well-heeled skiers to choice and lofty Alpine slopes.

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