Hitler was no mountaineer, but the Nazis were well aware of the propaganda value of the sport, as a new book published in the Nazi dictator’s native Austria on Monday shows. “Berg Heil! Alpenverein und Bergsteigen 1919-1945” (“Hail the Mountain! The Alpine Club and Mountaineering 1919-1945”) deals for the first time with the “dark chapter” of scaling Austrian and German peaks under the Nazis.