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Alpine Documentation
“Russia’s Face on K2”

Russia’s Face on K2

Vlad Bykov (Russland) - 62 min

Thursday, 12. Nov. 2009 from 14:00 Congress Graz - Blauer Salon       

This is a story about the pioneering ascent up the west face of K2 in the summer of 2007. The Russian national climbing team proved the world’s pioneers to complete the west face ascent of the planet’s northernmost mountain above 8,000 meters. Eleven climbers from the Russian expedition reached the top of K2 up its’ west face. The ascent was completed without bottled oxygen.


Kamera Alpin in Gold 2009

In a world in which individuality and its enforcement become more and more a central interest in the western culture, this film shows authentically and plausibly the collective spirit of teamwork. Even the film work is made of one piece and subject to this maxim. A beautiful film and a perfect team which make us feel all difficulties in a convincing way and which even in the most thrilling situations still keep control of climbing and filming as well.