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“Wadi Rum Expedition”

Jean Gamilovskij (Kanada) - 52 min

Thursday, 13. Nov. 2008 from 14:00 in Kammermusiksaal       

The Wadi Rum, located in Jordan near the lost city of Petra, is a vast, silent landscape of ancient riverbeds and pastel coloured stretches of sandy desert, suddenly shattered by towering sandstone mountains and sheer, shimmering cliff faces. A Muslim country bordered by Syria, Iraq, and Israel, Jordan also offers a glimpse of a culture and region on which the world is currently focused. Most climbers never experience putting up a new route on a big wall. Now you get a chance to see the techniques used up close and witness the level of commitment required. Watch as four climbers, leaving the comforts of the Western World behind, are forced to separate real fear from irrational fear in an environment constantly out to test them.