Pavol Barabas (Slowakei)
Everest - The Hard Way
Slowakisch mit englischen Untertiteln
52 min
Pavol Barabas (Slowakei)
Alpinism & Expeditions

This film is only in the competition of Mountainfilm Graz and is not available for booking. Regarding safety measures on behalf of the Corona pandemic, we sadly cannot show all films.


Kamera Alpin in Gold 2020

This film deals with a central topos of high altitude climbing, with failure. The current interviews with expedition members are combined with historic film materials in a perfectly balanced combination This is achieved by an aesthetic and clear picture language, without any exaggerated hero representation. In all modesty before what they experienced, and with all their self-doubts, the survivors of this tragedy share their experiences with us. The director of this contemporary film document has elaborated the events with caution and empathy.

In 1975, an expedition led by Chris Bonington reached the summit of Mount Everest via the south-west face. The name of the route: “The Hard Way“. Many others had failed there in the years before. It seems that only the perfect organization and size of Bonington’s team had made it possible. In 1988, four Slovakian mountaineers feel ready to attempt one of the most difficult routes of all 8,000m peaks in alpine style, without prepared camps. A fateful decision, as it turned out.