Milena Holzknecht, Alessandro Bandinelli, Matteo Vettorel (Italien)
First Ascent
Language
German
Dauer
38 min
Director
Milena Holzknecht, Alessandro Bandinelli, Matteo Vettorel (Italien)
Category
Alpinism & Expeditions
Awards

Kamera Alpin in Gold 2014

The aim is a 7.400 meter summit, unclimbed. A team of three extreme alpinists in the remote Karakorum have not only documented with minimum equipment but bring back also an outstanding film and a brilliant story. The modern camera techniques have not been exaggerated, thus a perfect project and a perfect film in terms of modern alpinism.

Hansjörg Auer, Matthias Auer and Simon Anthamatten set off for a great goal: the Kunyang Chish East. With its 7.400 metre this summit belongs to the highest still untouched mountains on earth. The challenge is not only physical. They do not know what will be awaiting them in the higher walls, except altitude and cold. Bivouacs on isolated snow mushrooms or in crevasses, in order to be protected against the masses of the falling new snow, constitute a big mental challenge. The way to the summit requires a high capacity for suffering in all areas.