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Alpine Documentation

Documentaries about expeditions and ascents, films with historical references to alpinism.

Documentaries about expeditions and ascents, films with historical references to alpinism. “Erster am Everest”

On May 29, 1953, the New-Zealander Edmund Hillary was the first man to stand on top of the Mount Everest, the highest mountain on earth. Later, some doubts were voiced. Was Hillary truly the first? In 1999, the German geologist Jochen Hemmleb made... more

  Alpine Documentation (D), Gerald Salmina (Österreich) 100 min
Documentaries about expeditions and ascents, films with historical references to alpinism. “Raki am Arapi - Entdeckungstouren in den Albanischen Alpen”

The film team accompanies a group of German climbers on an exploration journey to the “enchanted mountains”, as the locals call the north-Albanian part of the Dinarides. The hiking tours in the national parks of Thethi and Valbona, which - with... more

  Alpine Documentation (D), Hugo Scholz (Deutschland) 27 min
Documentaries about expeditions and ascents, films with historical references to alpinism. “Linea Continua”

Four generations of mountain guides on Matterhorn – that’s the Barmasse family! In March 2010 father Marco (61) and son Hervé (32) start from the Italian side to climb the Enjambée Couloir, which plunges for 1200 meters towards the base of the... more

  Alpine Documentation (F/D), Hervé Barmasse, Giacomo Berthet, Damiano Levati (Italien) 17 min
“K2 Nordpfeiler 1983” (außer Konkurrenz)

“The K2 had become our dream mountain”, says Kurt Diemberger, the only living man who achieved two first ascents on two eight thousand meter peaks, the Broad Peak and the Dhaulagiri. In the year 1983, he set off, together with his companion Julie... more

  Alpine Documentation (D), Kurt Diemberger (Österreich) 8 min
“K2 – Traum und Schicksal” (außer Konkurrenz)

In 1986, Kurt Diemberger and his companion Julie Tullis came back to the K2, after two failed expeditions, in order to finally stand on the summit of “their“ mountain of all mountains. Their dream comes true. They reach the summit of K2. However,... more

  Alpine Documentation (D), Kurt Diemberger (Österreich) 60 min
“Kurt Diemberger präsentiert in einer persönlichen Einleitung mit Fotos (15 min) seinen Film” (außer Konkurrenz)
  Alpine Documentation
“Mont Blanc - Der große Grat von Peuterey” (außer Konkurrenz)

A price winning classical mountain film by Kurt Diemberger. Authentic film work on a mountain at its best. In 1958 the top mountaineer Kurt Diemberger dared a double adventure: to undertake the biggest ridge traverse in the Alps, and at the same... more

  Alpine Documentation (D), Kurt Diemberger (Österreich) 42 min
Documentaries about expeditions and ascents, films with historical references to alpinism. “Hölloch - Geschichten aus der Unterwelt”

The „Gottesacker“ (God’s Acre) is a karst landscape in the Allgäu, criss-crossed by huge crevices, pits and caves, near the border to the Kleines Walsertal. From there, a 90 metre deep shaft leads into the mysterious and dangerous underworld of... more

  Alpine Documentation (D), Gerhard Baur (Deutschland) 43 min
Documentaries about expeditions and ascents, films with historical references to alpinism. “Cold”

For the past 26 years many expeditions have tried and failed to climb Gasherbrum II, one of Pakistan's 8,000 meter peaks, in winter. On February 2, 2011, Simone Moro, Denis Urubko and professional photographer Cory Richards became the first to... more

  Alpine Documentation (E/D), Anson Fogel (USA) 19 min
Documentaries about expeditions and ascents, films with historical references to alpinism. “A sleepless night”

As night falls, a group of mountain climbers is trapped outside by a violent storm. A rescue crew is sent out to search for them. In the meantime, the only person the group can contact is Serge, a mountain rescue policeman who tries to reassure... more

  Alpine Documentation (F/D), Samuel Tilman (Belgien) 20 min
Documentaries about expeditions and ascents, films with historical references to alpinism. “Der Traum vom Achttausender – Tamara Lunger im Himalaya”

Tamara Lunger loves mountains more than anything else; soon she will be fulfilling her biggest dream. At the age of 23 she plans to climb her first eight thousand meter peak. Together with the famous Italian mountaineer Simone Moro she sets off to... more

  Alpine Documentation (D), Armin Widmann (Italien) 48 min