Documentary / Climbing Journal
A Gaumont Mirror newsreel showing a party of climbers setting out to climb the Great Gable. They appear drinking from a mountain stream and climbing the rock pinnacle. The film includes views of the valley from the rock. The film is part of the series 'Here and there in the British Isles'.
- 4 min
Drama / Mountain Drama
A group of children learn the value of obeying the rules in this children's adventure that centers around a fateful expedition to the Swiss Alps. A group of children and their teacher go there for a visit. One of the children decides to disobey his guardian and climb a mountain. The other kinder refuse to rat on him to the teacher; instead they decide that they will rescue him themselves and endeavor to bring him safely back. Along the way, one child is injured and must be rescued by professionals.
- Austria, UK
- 59 min
Documentary / Making Of
Premier de cordee - La grande crevasse
This documentary shows how the fiction film "Premier de Cordée" and "La grande Crevasse", inspired by Roger Frison-Roche's famous work, were shot. Seated comfortably in easy-chair, it is difficult to imagine all the preparations needed to make a film in the mountains. To satisfy this legitimate curiosity Benoit Amon followed the work of these two films in the Chamonix setting.
- 40 min
Drama / Thriller
A group of friends on vacation decide to venture onto a trail high up in the mountains that has been closed for repairs. The climb proves more perilous than planned, especially as they soon realize that they are not alone. The adventure turns into a nightmare.
- 84 min
AvailabilityDVD / BLU-RAY Video on Demand
Drama / Adventure
Recreation of the historical ascent of the southwest pillar of the Drus (the Bonatti Pillar), in the Mont Blanc Massif, by Walter Bonatti in 1955. A 800 meters high vertical wall that Bonatti did solo over the course of six days with provisions for only three days. The hunger; the thirst; the discouragement that he took when he was stuck on the wall without being able to climb or descend; and the way he got out of this dramatic condition: that's the subject of the film and the story of this exceptional climbing. In the film, the notorious swiss alpinist Michel Vaucher plays the role of Bonatti.
- 22 min
Drama / Mountain Drama
Pierre-Antoine Hiroz, Edouard Niermans
Joseph Serettaz, a reputed guide from Chamonix, in the French Alps, is killed at the end of the 1930's during a climbing expedition with a rich industrialist from Milan. The latter is unhurt, although in a state of shock. When Zian Servettaz sets off to find his father’s body, destiny again takes a hand and he too is the victim of a fall, in which he fractures his cranium. The industrialist’s daughter Bianca would like to express her gratitude to the Servettaz family, but Zian rebuffs her kindness. Adaptation of three novels by Roger Frison-Roche (Premier de cordee, La grande crevasse, Retour a la montagne).
- France, Italy, Switzerland
- 178 min
AvailabilityDVD / BLU-RAY