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Climbing on rock and ice
“Lightning Strike – Arwa Tower”

Lightning Strike – Arwa Tower

Christoph Frutiger, Christine Kopp, Stephan Siegrist (Schweiz, Italien) - 50 min

Friday, 13. Nov. 2009 from 16:00 Stefaniensaal       

This film tells the story of five climbers, who aim at climbing the Arwa Tower, a wonderful six-thousand-meter peak in the northern Indian Garhwal-Himalaya. One team – comprising of world re-knowned Swiss mountaineer Stephan Siegrist, along with Thomas Senf and Denis Burdet – has the almost 1000 meter high, so far unclimbed north face as their goal. The other team, Ines Papert and Anita Kolar, wants to repeat an extremely difficult route on the west pillar. Will they succeed to reach the summit above the icy, steep granite face?