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„Erster am Everest“

Erster am Everest

Gerald Salmina 100 min

Wednesday, 09. Nov. 2011 from 17:00 Schubertkino-Saal 2       

On May 29, 1953, the New-Zealander Edmund Hillary was the first man to stand on top of the Mount Everest, the highest mountain on earth. Later, some doubts were voiced. Was Hillary truly the first? In 1999, the German geologist Jochen Hemmleb made a sensational discovery: at an altitude of 8300 metres he found the corps of the man who potentially had made the first ascent, the Englishman George Mallory. In 2010, Jochen Hemmleb set off for a second time. Together with a team of Austrian mountaineers he started an adventurous search on the snowfields of Mount Everest. Because not only the corps of Mallory’s partner, Andrew Irvine, is still missing, but also the photo camera which both of them had taken to the summit…