Gerald Salmina 100 min
Set against the backdrop of Alaska’s dangerous beauty, Mount St. Elias is about a visionary borderline experience where unparalleled physical and mental pressure pushes two Austrian ski mountaineers Axel Naglich and Peter Ressmann as well as the American freeski mountaineer Jon Johnston to the absolute limit. They find themselves in puristic situations, in which heroism cannot easily be distinguished from folly. Situations which can only be mastered if reason is supposedly abandoned and in which courage as well as trust in their own abilities and last but not least luck are used as guidelines.
Kamera Alpin in Gold 2009
The drama of the struggle for survival in a completely hostile nature has been presented in a dramaturgically perfect and believable way. A battle against nature IN FRONT OF and BEHIND the camera. A worthy sequel of films like Herzog’s Fitzcarraldo.