Switzerland. The North Face of the Eiger Mountain is conquered, but not without casualties. American climber, John Harlin, fell to his death while climbing the notorious mountain. American Layton Kor was climbing with Harlin and tragically, was the first to reach Harlin at the base of the mountain. After the fall, Dougal Haston, a Scottish climber, joined the German team that reached the summit, including Roland Votteler, Siegfried Hupfauer, and Jorg Lehne. 1966 BBC News Reel. Source www.britishpathe.com. "Eiger. Tragedy & Triumph".