„Eiger Nordwand – Wand der Wände“

Eiger Nordwand – Wand der Wände

Eiger Nordwand – Wand der Wände
52 min
Gerald Salmina, Tom Dauer, Jochen Hemmleb
Alpine Documentation
When & Where
Friday, 16. Nov. 2012 from 19:30 / Stefaniensaal       Ticket Order >>
Robert Jasper and Roger Schäli dare the free ascent of the „John Harlin-Direttissima”, the most direct route through the Eiger north face, with extreme difficult passages on rock and ice (Mixed M8- /rock 7a). When opening this route in 1966, John Harlin II fell to his death, due to a broken rope. This accident and many other tragic stories were the reason why the Eiger north face is also called the “killer face”, and they are treated in this documentary. Historic film material is completed by interviews with the still living members of the attempts in 1961 and 1966, such as Anderl Mannhardt, Walter Almberger, Chris Bonington and Roland Votteler, and with John Harlins’ son.