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„Out of the Shadows into the Sun – the first filmed Ascent of the Eiger“

Out of the Shadows into the Sun – the first filmed Ascent of the Eiger

Leo Dickinson (Gro) - 45 min

Wednesday, 10. Nov. 2010 from 20:00 Dom im Berg       

Leo’s first ever film now remastered and re-edited – climbing the North Face of the Eiger in 1970! It was an act of unfathomable optimism – to climb the most notorious mountain on earth carrying two 16mm cine cameras and 5000ft of film into the bargain. Eric Jones, Cliff Phillips and Pete Minks are drawn into an idea that Leo dreamed up in a pub in North Wales. On an early attempt Cliff Phillips slipped on a steep icy slope and fell 200 feet. Either by chance or perhaps intuition, Leo had his camera running and filmed the descent. After two thwarted attempts and six weeks of waiting, fine weather arrived and the team finally started their ascent.

Wed
20:00