Filmography

Jean Bich

10 films

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Maratona Bianca

    Maratona Bianca

    Mario Craveri (1935)

    Vintage images that show one of the first editions of the Trofeo Mezzalama, an ancient Italian high altitude ski mountaineering competition in upper Valtournenche and Ayas valleys, in Aosta Valley. Last hours of feverish preparations before the start, tied in a roped party, the teams prepare for the race. The film is the chronicle of the stages of the competition following the groups of skiers with the camera even from the plane.

    Italy / 24 min

    Maratona Bianca

    Mario Craveri, Alessandro Previtera

    • 1935
    • Italy
    • 24 min
    Vintage images that show one of the first editions of the Trofeo Mezzalama, an ancient Italian high altitude ski mountaineering competition in upper Valtournenche and Ayas valleys, in Aosta Valley. Last hours of feverish preparations before the start, tied in a roped party, the teams prepare for the race. The film is the chronicle of the stages of the competition following the groups of skiers with the camera even from the plane.

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    Snepyramiden

    Snepyramiden

    Mario Fantin (1961)

    A diary of the Monzino expedition on the west coast of Greenland, carried out in July-August 1961. It included Guido and Franco Monzino (cousin of the manufacturer, who died in a car accident a month after the expedition), Mario Fantin, Jean Biche and the other guides of Valtournanche Pession, Antoine and Leonardo Carrel, Cerrutelli, Sartelli and Cap. Barberis, commander of the 'yacht'. It reaches the 74th parallel by plane and then travels along the coast of the island by boat. At a certain point the itinerary of the expedition underwent a forced change because the Italians had heard by radio of a mountaineering disaster affecting a group of Belgian climbers. They change course and in a generous race of human solidarity bring help to the victims.

    Italy / 46 min

    Snepyramiden

    Mario Fantin

    • 1961
    • Italy
    • 46 min
    A diary of the Monzino expedition on the west coast of Greenland, carried out in July-August 1961. It included Guido and Franco Monzino (cousin of the manufacturer, who died in a car accident a month after the expedition), Mario Fantin, Jean Biche and the other guides of Valtournanche Pession, Antoine and Leonardo Carrel, Cerrutelli, Sartelli and Cap. Barberis, commander of the 'yacht'. It reaches the 74th parallel by plane and then travels along the coast of the island by boat. At a certain point the itinerary of the expedition underwent a forced change because the Italians had heard by radio of a mountaineering disaster affecting a group of Belgian climbers. They change course and in a generous race of human solidarity bring help to the victims.

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  • Documentary / Historical

    La conquista del Cervino

    La conquista del Cervino

    Alberto Pandolfi (1965)

    On 17 July 1865 four Val d'Aosta residents planted the Italian flag on the top of the Matterhorn. That date is recalled by the documentary, filmed on the Matterhorn and in Valtournanche. An ascent has been organized that repeats the route traced out a hundred years ago by the Italians, which was also attended by the descendants of the climbers of the time: Jean Bich and Luigi Carrel.

    Italy / 51 min

    La conquista del Cervino

    Alberto Pandolfi

    • 1965
    • Italy
    • 51 min
    On 17 July 1865 four Val d'Aosta residents planted the Italian flag on the top of the Matterhorn. That date is recalled by the documentary, filmed on the Matterhorn and in Valtournanche. An ascent has been organized that repeats the route traced out a hundred years ago by the Italians, which was also attended by the descendants of the climbers of the time: Jean Bich and Luigi Carrel.

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    Cerro Paine - Vittoria italiana

    Cerro Paine - Vittoria italiana

    Piero Nava (1961)

    During the southern winter of 1957-1958, a great expedition organized and financed by the Italian Guido Monzino arrived at the foot of the Paine Grande. The group of mountaineers was mainly composed of guides from Valle d'Aosta. It was on December 27 that Bich and Carrel's rope, followed by another support formed by Gobbi, Pellissier and Pession, could attempt the final assault. Although the conditions were very bad, the climbers managed to climb the eastern wall and reach the summit. The other objective of this expedition was to climb the famous towers. Faced with the difficulties encountered on the Central and Sur towers, the climbers fell back on the third, the Norte. The summit was reached by Bich and Pession on 16 January 1958. She then took the name Torre Guido Monzino.

    Italy / 70 min

    Cerro Paine - Vittoria italiana

    Cerro Paine - Vittoria italiana

    Piero Nava

    • 1961
    • Italy
    • 70 min
    During the southern winter of 1957-1958, a great expedition organized and financed by the Italian Guido Monzino arrived at the foot of the Paine Grande. The group of mountaineers was mainly composed of guides from Valle d'Aosta. It was on December 27 that Bich and Carrel's rope, followed by another support formed by Gobbi, Pellissier and Pession, could attempt the final assault. Although the conditions were very bad, the climbers managed to climb the eastern wall and reach the summit. The other objective of this expedition was to climb the famous towers. Faced with the difficulties encountered on the Central and Sur towers, the climbers fell back on the third, the Norte. The summit was reached by Bich and Pession on 16 January 1958. She then took the name Torre Guido Monzino.

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    Il Pollice del Diavolo

    Il Pollice del Diavolo

    Mario Fantin (1962)

    Northwest Greenland. First ascent on the south face and navigation with the 'Franz Terzo' to the American base of Thule. 62nd to 77th parallel. A documentary by Mario Fantin, featuring Jean Bich, Guido Monzino, Camillo Pellissier, Piero Nava and Pierino Pession.

    Italy / 40 min

    Il Pollice del Diavolo

    Mario Fantin

    • 1962
    • Italy
    • 40 min
    Northwest Greenland. First ascent on the south face and navigation with the 'Franz Terzo' to the American base of Thule. 62nd to 77th parallel. A documentary by Mario Fantin, featuring Jean Bich, Guido Monzino, Camillo Pellissier, Piero Nava and Pierino Pession.

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    Il fiordo dell'eternita'

    Il fiordo dell'eternita'

    Mario Fantin (1964)

    Northeast Greenland. Second Monzino expedition to the Stauning Alps. Ascent of the Alpenfjiord and first ascents to the West Point and the Dansketinde. The Italian Greenland Expedition, led by Guido Monzino of Milan, last summer visited the Staunings Alps on the east coast at 72° North. In 1963 Monzino had led another expedition to the same region, which visited the area of the Bersaekerbrae (glacier) on the eastern side of the range. This year the aim of the expedition was the Viking Glacier and the surrounding area which we reached from the Alpefjord.

    Italy / 45 min

    Il fiordo dell'eternita'

    Mario Fantin

    • 1964
    • Italy
    • 45 min
    Northeast Greenland. Second Monzino expedition to the Stauning Alps. Ascent of the Alpenfjiord and first ascents to the West Point and the Dansketinde. The Italian Greenland Expedition, led by Guido Monzino of Milan, last summer visited the Staunings Alps on the east coast at 72° North. In 1963 Monzino had led another expedition to the same region, which visited the area of the Bersaekerbrae (glacier) on the eastern side of the range. This year the aim of the expedition was the Viking Glacier and the surrounding area which we reached from the Alpefjord.

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    Alpenfjiord

    Alpenfjiord

    Mario Fantin (1964)

    A mountaineering expedition, mostly made up of guides from Valtournenche, reaches East Greenland and then the Ring Glacier. The mountaineers climb two virgin peaks and make the first repetition of the Danksketinde. A film by Mario Fantin.

    Italy / 38 min

    Alpenfjiord

    Mario Fantin

    • 1964
    • Italy
    • 38 min
    A mountaineering expedition, mostly made up of guides from Valtournenche, reaches East Greenland and then the Ring Glacier. The mountaineers climb two virgin peaks and make the first repetition of the Danksketinde. A film by Mario Fantin.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Metri 5200 - Latitudine 0

    Metri 5200 - Latitudine 0

    Piero Nava (1961)

    Among the different ways of spending your holidays, this one of an expedition to the Equator is certainly not the least intelligent. Thus, between a safari and an ascent to Kenya, Guido Monzino and a group of mountaineers spent their days around New Year's Eve 1961. The film is the sober chronicle of this unusual holiday.

    Italy / 21 min

    Metri 5200 - Latitudine 0

    Piero Nava

    • 1961
    • Italy
    • 21 min
    Among the different ways of spending your holidays, this one of an expedition to the Equator is certainly not the least intelligent. Thus, between a safari and an ascent to Kenya, Guido Monzino and a group of mountaineers spent their days around New Year's Eve 1961. The film is the sober chronicle of this unusual holiday.

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    Italia in patagonia

    Italia in patagonia

    Guido Guerrasio (1958)

    Route and conquests of the Peak of Paine and the North Tower of Paine by the Italian Expedition to the Patagonian Andes organized by Guido Monzino. A 1958 film by Guido Guerrasio.

    Italy

    Italia in patagonia

    Guido Guerrasio

    • 1958
    • Italy
    Route and conquests of the Peak of Paine and the North Tower of Paine by the Italian Expedition to the Patagonian Andes organized by Guido Monzino. A 1958 film by Guido Guerrasio.

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    Kanjut Sar

    Kanjut Sar

    Guido Guerrasio (1960)

    This is the story, told by a journalist, of the first ascent of the Kanjut Sar I, in Karakorum in 1959 by the Valle d'Aosta guide Camillo Pellissier, member of one of an Italian expedition led by Guido Monzino and composed of 12 alpinists and 500 carriers carrying 22 tons of materials. The summit was reached on july 19 by Pellissier alone, who left camp 6 with Jean Bich who was stopped by gastric cramps. The film was directed by Guido Guerrasio and produced by Guido Monzino, the leader of the expedition.

    Italy / 91 min

    Kanjut Sar

    Guido Guerrasio

    • 1960
    • Italy
    • 91 min
    This is the story, told by a journalist, of the first ascent of the Kanjut Sar I, in Karakorum in 1959 by the Valle d'Aosta guide Camillo Pellissier, member of one of an Italian expedition led by Guido Monzino and composed of 12 alpinists and 500 carriers carrying 22 tons of materials. The summit was reached on july 19 by Pellissier alone, who left camp 6 with Jean Bich who was stopped by gastric cramps. The film was directed by Guido Guerrasio and produced by Guido Monzino, the leader of the expedition.

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