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Alpine Documentation - 18 Beiträge

Documentaries about expeditions and ascents, films with historical references to alpinism.

Transerfing

Nikolay Skavinski (Russland), 11 min, Language: n.v. - Alpine Documentation

The two brothers Sergey und Andrey Nefedov spend 12 days in the 1,500 meter high north face of the Aksu (5.217m), in a remote area of the Kirghitz Tienshan Mountains. This film shows their perspective of their route „Transerfing“. The key passage... more

A New Perspective

Corey Rich (Deutschland), 9 min, Language: D - Alpine Documentation

For years, David Lama has dominated the international sport climbing competitions, but at a certain moment he felt it was time to try something new, namely alpine climbing. Together with his climbing partner Peter Ortner he sets off to the... more

Lorraine. Freeriden am Arlberg zu G-Dur

Hanno Mackowitz (Ă–sterreich), 10 min, Language: n.v. - Alpine Documentation

Esthetic free-ride shots by Lorraine Huber in untouched powder snow together with a minimalist classic music. The spectator has time to take in the picture and to enjoy it. more

Der Steiner Irg. Extrembergsteiger, Deserteur, Weiberheld.

Matthäus Weißenbacher (Österreich), 58 min, Language: D - Alpine Documentation

This film follows the footsteps of Irg Steiner (1888-1972) from Ramsau on the foot of the Dachstein Mountain. In 1909 Franz and Irg Steiner succeeded in the first direct ascent across the Dachstein South Face to the summit. Today, their route has... more

Pierre Mazeaud, la vie en face(s)

Gilles Chappaz (Frankreich), 52 min, Language: F/D - Alpine Documentation

Pierre Mazeaud has managed to unite three of his passions which seem to have nothing in common, at a very high level: mountaineering, jurisprudence and policy. The Everest mountaineer, rescued from the Freney Pillar, the passionate jurist, the... more

Eye to Eye with Everest

Milan Collin (Niederlande), 85 min, Language: E/D - Alpine Documentation

German mountaineer Thomas Weber, wishing to climb Everest in spite of his visual handicap, asked two cameramen to film this expedition. For them this is a dream come true. In the first weeks they are confronted with their own physical limitations... more

Schladminger Bergwelten – Zwischen Jahrhunderten und Hundertstelsekunden

Gernot Lercher (Ă–sterreich), 50 min, Language: D - Alpine Documentation

This film is about the Golden Age and the decline of the silver mining city Schladming, and of times when the Ennstal Valley was still a bastion of the Protestant Reformation. The film leads back to the beginnings of tourism, when rivers had to be... more

High and Hallowed: Everest 1963

David Morton & Jake Norton (USA), 48 min, Language: E/D - Alpine Documentation

One nation which has discovered Mount Everest, only lately, was the USA. In 1963 they organised a huge classical expedition under the leadership of Professor Norman Dyhrenfurth. They did not content themselves to repeat the then already... more

Selig, wer in Träumen stirbt – Grandes Jorasses-Nordwand

Tom Dauer, Jochen Hemmleb, Günther Göberl (Österreich), 52 min, Language: D - Alpine Documentation

In 1997, the German mountaineer Robert Steiner could barely escape being killed in the north face of the Grandes Jorasses. However, after 14 years he comes back to the face to finish his climb. In this context the film presents the story of two... more

Grenzen der Felskletterei – Die Nordwände der Drei Zinnen

Tom Dauer, Jochen Hemmleb, Günther Göberl (Österreich), 52 min, Language: D - Alpine Documentation

The „Drei Zinnen“ in the Dolomites belong to the most spectacular mountain shapes on earth. Throughout all times of Alpine history, the north faces have been the goals for the best climbers. This film follows the German top climber Alexander Huber... more

Piolet d’Or 2012 (beyond competition)

Bertrand Delapierre (Frankreich), 30 min, Language: F/E - Alpine Documentation

Since the „Piolet d’Or“ exists as an award for extreme achievements in alpinism, there are also discussions, whether any awards should exist at all which distinguish a “best achievement”. After all, mountaineering with all its different challenges... more

Leo Dickinson im Portrait

Werner Bertolan (Deutschland), 49 min, Language: D - Alpine Documentation

In 1970 he was the first to film the complete ascent of the Eiger north face, he was a filming witness when Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler climbed Mount Everest without using oxygen bottles, he was the first to fly in an hot-air balloon across... more

Der letzte Weg

Hans-Peter Stauber (Ă–sterreich), 57 min, Language: D - Alpine Documentation

On the 6th of March 2012, the Austrian Gerfried Göschl, the Swiss Cedric Hählen and Nisar Hussain from Pakistan set off in the Karakorum to reach the 8.080 m high summit of the Hidden Peak (Gasherbrum I) via a new route. Their goal: the first... more

Two on K2

Dariusz Zaluski (Polen), 46 min, Language: E - Alpine Documentation

The expedition on K2 north pillar. Ralf Dujmovits and Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner together with 4 other climbers are fighting with this difficult mountain. Gerlinde, Maxut and Vassily had reached already 13 of 14 8000+ peaks, so K2 is the last one. But... more

Tales of the Tatras peaks – the enticed by heights

Pavol Barabáš (Slowakei), 56 min, Language: Slovak/E - Alpine Documentation

A sixteen-year old boy was once standing on the seashore of the Morskie Oko mountain lake; desiring to be the first on the top of the MengusovskĂ˝ Peak. Was it his longing for appreciation, recognition, or just for conquering the unconquered he was... more

K2: Siren of the Himalayas

Andy McDonough (USA), 75 min, Language: E - Alpine Documentation

“K2: Siren of the Himalayas” shows the adventure, peril and serenity of a group’s attempt to climb the world’s most challenging peak. While their summit attempt hangs in the balance, we examine the risks, rewards and deeply personal nature of... more

Jirishanca

Hans Hornberger (Deutschland), 15 min, Language: D - Alpine Documentation

The 6.094m high Jirishanca, the „Icy Hummingbird Beak“, is an imposing, ice-covered pyramid which rises from the Cordillera Huayhuash in Peru. Since the first ascent in 1957 by Toni Egger and Siegfried Jungmeir, there has been only one further... more

Le Theoreme de la Peine

Alex Marchesseau (Frankreich), 18 min, Language: F/E - Alpine Documentation

French climbers Antoine Bletton, Matthieu Maynadier, Sebastien Ratel and Pierre Labre aim to open their route "The Theorem of Pain" on 7150m high Latok 2 in Pakistan. With interviews and images produced from the ascent, they recount their tales... more