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„A Life Ascending“

A Life Ascending

Stephen Grynberg (USA) - 59 min

Friday, 12. Nov. 2010 from 20:30 Kammermusiksaal       

The film chronicles the life of acclaimed ski mountaineer and extreme mountain guide Ruedi Beglinger. Living with his wife and two young daughters on a remote glacier in the Selkirk Mountains of British Columbia, Beglinger has built a reputation as one of the top mountaineering guides in the world. In 2003, Ruedi was guiding a large group of climbers when a massive avalanche buried 13 of them. After a frantic rescue operation led by Ruedi, six of the buried skiers were saved. Seven died including a member of his staff. The film follows this family's unique life and their journey in the years following the accident. Ultimately it explores how people deal with loss in different ways and how nature can become our greatest teacher.