Filmography

Günther Hepp

4 films

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    Mit der Kamera zum Nanga Parbat

    Mit der Kamera zum Nanga Parbat

    (1938)

    Record of the 1937 German Expedition to Nanga Parbat, led by Karl Wien. This was the third German expedition to the mountain, and the team followed the same route than the 1932 and 1934 expeditions, led by Willy Merkl by the Rakhiot Face. During the ascent, progress was made, but more slowly than previous expeditions due to heavy snowfalls. Sometime between 14 and 16 June, Wien was camped with other six German climbers and nine Sherpas at Camp IV, below Rakhiot Peak, when it was overwhelmed by a massive avalanche. All sixteen men were killed in what remains as the worst single disaster ever to occur on an eight thousand meter peak. Uli Luft, Carl Troll and Dawa Thondup, who stood at the base camp, were the only survivors of the German and Sherpa teams respectively. The film shows images of the members of the rescue team, led by Paul Bauer, that arrived one month later.

    Germany / 20 min

    Mit der Kamera zum Nanga Parbat


    • 1938
    • Germany
    • 20 min
    Record of the 1937 German Expedition to Nanga Parbat, led by Karl Wien. This was the third German expedition to the mountain, and the team followed the same route than the 1932 and 1934 expeditions, led by Willy Merkl by the Rakhiot Face. During the ascent, progress was made, but more slowly than previous expeditions due to heavy snowfalls. Sometime between 14 and 16 June, Wien was camped with other six German climbers and nine Sherpas at Camp IV, below Rakhiot Peak, when it was overwhelmed by a massive avalanche. All sixteen men were killed in what remains as the worst single disaster ever to occur on an eight thousand meter peak. Uli Luft, Carl Troll and Dawa Thondup, who stood at the base camp, were the only survivors of the German and Sherpa teams respectively. The film shows images of the members of the rescue team, led by Paul Bauer, that arrived one month later.

    Climbing locations

  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    L'ascension du Nanga Parbat

    L'ascension du Nanga Parbat

    (1942)

    Short version of the film 'Kampf um den Himalaja', released for the home market. The film shows images of the 1937 German expedition to Nanga Parbat, led by Karl Wien. Progress was made, but more slowly than before due to heavy snowfall. About 14 June seven Germans and nine Sherpas, almost the entire team, were at Camp IV below Rakhiot Peak when it was overrun by an avalanche. All sixteen men died.

    Germany / 4 min

    L'ascension du Nanga Parbat

    L'ascension du Nanga Parbat


    • 1942
    • Germany
    • 4 min
    Short version of the film 'Kampf um den Himalaja', released for the home market. The film shows images of the 1937 German expedition to Nanga Parbat, led by Karl Wien. Progress was made, but more slowly than before due to heavy snowfall. About 14 June seven Germans and nine Sherpas, almost the entire team, were at Camp IV below Rakhiot Peak when it was overrun by an avalanche. All sixteen men died.

    Climbing locations

  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Kampf um den Himalaja

    Kampf um den Himalaja

    Franz Schröder (1938)

    Epic documentary about the german expeditions to Nanga Parbat up to 1937. After a first unsuccessful attempt in 1932 and the tragical second expedition led by Willy Merkl in 1934, in 1937 Karl Wien led another expedition to the mountain following the same route as Merkl's expeditions. Progress was made, but more slowly than before due to heavy snowfall. About 14 June seven Germans and nine Sherpas, almost the entire team, were at Camp IV below Rakhiot Peak when it was overrun by an avalanche. All sixteen men died. The film was assembled in 1938 with rescued 16mm material shot during the 1937 attempt and footage from the previous expeditions.

    Germany / 83 min

    Kampf um den Himalaja

    Franz Schröder

    • 1938
    • Germany
    • 83 min
    Epic documentary about the german expeditions to Nanga Parbat up to 1937. After a first unsuccessful attempt in 1932 and the tragical second expedition led by Willy Merkl in 1934, in 1937 Karl Wien led another expedition to the mountain following the same route as Merkl's expeditions. Progress was made, but more slowly than before due to heavy snowfall. About 14 June seven Germans and nine Sherpas, almost the entire team, were at Camp IV below Rakhiot Peak when it was overrun by an avalanche. All sixteen men died. The film was assembled in 1938 with rescued 16mm material shot during the 1937 attempt and footage from the previous expeditions.

    Climbing locations

  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    Deutsche Himalaja-Expeditionen

    Deutsche Himalaja-Expeditionen

    Frank Leberecht (1951)

    Silent documentary about the pre-war German Expeditions to Nanga Parbat. It was produced in 1951 mostly with footage of the 1937 and 1938 expeditions. The film shows the tasks of recovering the bodies of the death climbers of the 1937 expedition, who were buried by an avalanche. It also shows how a violent storm, which raged for over five days, left the team blocked in camp IV, with food and fuel in decidedly low quantities. They send an S.O.S., which is collected by the aviators in Srinagar, who manage to get food, parachuting them, to the unfortunates blocked by snow. The team, led by Paul Bauer, will still have to retire due to adverse weather conditions.

    Germany / 32 min

    Deutsche Himalaja-Expeditionen

    Frank Leberecht

    • 1951
    • Germany
    • 32 min
    Silent documentary about the pre-war German Expeditions to Nanga Parbat. It was produced in 1951 mostly with footage of the 1937 and 1938 expeditions. The film shows the tasks of recovering the bodies of the death climbers of the 1937 expedition, who were buried by an avalanche. It also shows how a violent storm, which raged for over five days, left the team blocked in camp IV, with food and fuel in decidedly low quantities. They send an S.O.S., which is collected by the aviators in Srinagar, who manage to get food, parachuting them, to the unfortunates blocked by snow. The team, led by Paul Bauer, will still have to retire due to adverse weather conditions.

    Climbing locations

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