Filmography

Kurt Albert

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    Kerze im Wind

    Kerze im Wind

    Stefan Urlass (1999)

    In December 1998 friends Kurt Albert and Bernd Arnold set off to Patagonia with the aim of climbing a new route on the Aguja Mermoz. In the 'country where the wind grows', that is how the Tehuelche, the indigenous people of Patagonia called the inhospitable south of South America. The film not only documents the battle of the two climbers on the most difficult and beautiful mountain range in the world; it mirrors alos, as it were, their special climbing philosophy and makes Bernd and Kurt's self-chosen 'second home' known to the viewers.

    Germany / 26 min

    Kerze im Wind

    Stefan Urlass, Peter Scholz

    • 1999
    • Germany
    • 26 min
    In December 1998 friends Kurt Albert and Bernd Arnold set off to Patagonia with the aim of climbing a new route on the Aguja Mermoz. In the 'country where the wind grows', that is how the Tehuelche, the indigenous people of Patagonia called the inhospitable south of South America. The film not only documents the battle of the two climbers on the most difficult and beautiful mountain range in the world; it mirrors alos, as it were, their special climbing philosophy and makes Bernd and Kurt's self-chosen 'second home' known to the viewers.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Frei wie der Wind

    Frei wie der Wind

    Gerhard Baur (1988)

    This film was made for the Bayerischer Rundfunk. Two German alpinists (Kurt Albert and Immo Engelhard) decide to climb some difficult mountains in the Dolomites. They have to make several attempts at one of them. Between two attempts one of them rests and almost falls asleep. At a certain point he loses control and falls. The climber suddenly jumps up disturbed by his dream in which the desire to fly up in the sky is combined with death and failure, the fall of no return.

    Germany / 27 min

    Frei wie der Wind

    Gerhard Baur

    • 1988
    • Germany
    • 27 min
    This film was made for the Bayerischer Rundfunk. Two German alpinists (Kurt Albert and Immo Engelhard) decide to climb some difficult mountains in the Dolomites. They have to make several attempts at one of them. Between two attempts one of them rests and almost falls asleep. At a certain point he loses control and falls. The climber suddenly jumps up disturbed by his dream in which the desire to fly up in the sky is combined with death and failure, the fall of no return.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Den Fels im Griff

    Den Fels im Griff

    Hans Henn (1987)

    Kurt Albert and Wolfgang Guellich are the two enterprising climbers in this documentary which attempts to explain the philosophy of sport climbing. The film was shot in the Yosemite Valley Park and in the Buttermilks area, two temples of free climbing.

    Germany / 28 min

    Den Fels im Griff

    Hans Henn

    • 1987
    • Germany
    • 28 min
    Kurt Albert and Wolfgang Guellich are the two enterprising climbers in this documentary which attempts to explain the philosophy of sport climbing. The film was shot in the Yosemite Valley Park and in the Buttermilks area, two temples of free climbing.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Fight gravity DVD

    Fight gravity

    Hannes Yikes (2005)

    Fight gravity is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in Frankenjura. It was directed by Hannes Yikes in 2005 and produced by Tmms Verlag. It features Kurt Albert, Sepp Gschwendtner, Uli Glawe, John Bachar, Tomas Meier, Michael Kiess and others.

    Germany / 58 min

    Fight gravity

    Hannes Yikes

    • 2005
    • Germany
    • 58 min
    Fight gravity is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in Frankenjura. It was directed by Hannes Yikes in 2005 and produced by Tmms Verlag. It features Kurt Albert, Sepp Gschwendtner, Uli Glawe, John Bachar, Tomas Meier, Michael Kiess and others.

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    Erstbegehung am Mount Poi

    Jochen Schmoll (2004)

    Erstbegehung am Mount Poi is a documentary about bouldering that takes place in Mount Poi. It was directed by Jochen Schmoll in 2004 and produced by Drehxtrem. It features Stefan Glowacz, Kurt Albert, Jürgen Knappe and Thilo Maschke.

    Germany / 28 min

    Erstbegehung am Mount Poi

    Jochen Schmoll

    • 2004
    • Germany
    • 28 min
    Erstbegehung am Mount Poi is a documentary about bouldering that takes place in Mount Poi. It was directed by Jochen Schmoll in 2004 and produced by Drehxtrem. It features Stefan Glowacz, Kurt Albert, Jürgen Knappe and Thilo Maschke.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Kurtl goes West

    Jürgen Martin (1998)

    Kurtl goes West is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in Monument Valley and Yosemite National Park. It was directed by Stefan König in 1998 and produced by Movieman Productions. It features Kurt Albert.

    Germany / 29 min

    Kurtl goes West

    Jürgen Martin, Stefan König

    • 1998
    • Germany
    • 29 min
    Kurtl goes West is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in Monument Valley and Yosemite National Park. It was directed by Stefan König in 1998 and produced by Movieman Productions. It features Kurt Albert.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Jäger des Augenblicks

    Philipp Manderla (2012)

    When friends and longtime climbing partners Kurt Albert, Holger Heuber and competitive climbing’s first superstar Stefan Glowacz embark on an expedition to Mount Roraima, a table mountain shrouded in legend, this group of experienced climbers have no idea what they got themselves into. A tragic accident back home adds to the drama which unfolds set against the backdrop of Guyana’s tropical rain forest and the steep walls of this breathtaking mountain.

    Austria / 97 min

    Jäger des Augenblicks

    Philipp Manderla

    • 2012
    • Austria
    • 97 min
    When friends and longtime climbing partners Kurt Albert, Holger Heuber and competitive climbing’s first superstar Stefan Glowacz embark on an expedition to Mount Roraima, a table mountain shrouded in legend, this group of experienced climbers have no idea what they got themselves into. A tragic accident back home adds to the drama which unfolds set against the backdrop of Guyana’s tropical rain forest and the steep walls of this breathtaking mountain.

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    Acopan - Aufbruch zum Goetterberg

    Acopan - Aufbruch zum Goetterberg

    Jochen Schmoll (2008)

    On the plateau of the Gran Sabana in southern Venezuela, the Acopan Tepui towers over the jungle in the sky. It is one of the table mountains that shaped erosion about 70 million years ago. The Acopan Tepui is the dream destination of a German-Venezuelan expedition. The team of extreme mountain climbers, which includes Stefan Glowacz, Kurt Albert, Holger Heuber and Ivan Calderon, tries in 2006 to climb the 700 meters of the northern wall of the Acopan, which rises vertically from the jungle for the first time.

    Germany / 45 min

    Acopan - Aufbruch zum Goetterberg

    Jochen Schmoll

    • 2008
    • Germany
    • 45 min
    On the plateau of the Gran Sabana in southern Venezuela, the Acopan Tepui towers over the jungle in the sky. It is one of the table mountains that shaped erosion about 70 million years ago. The Acopan Tepui is the dream destination of a German-Venezuelan expedition. The team of extreme mountain climbers, which includes Stefan Glowacz, Kurt Albert, Holger Heuber and Ivan Calderon, tries in 2006 to climb the 700 meters of the northern wall of the Acopan, which rises vertically from the jungle for the first time.

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    Riders on the Storm

    Riders on the Storm

    Franz Walter (2016)

    Ines Papert and Mayan Smith-Gobat, accompanied by their photographer friends Thomas Senf and Franz Walter, attempt to free climb 'Riders on the storm', in the extremely difficult east face of Torre Central del Paine, Patagonia. The route was first climbed by Wolfgang Güllich, Kurt Albert, Bernd Arnold, Peter Dittrich and Norbert Bätz in January 1991 in 15 days of climbing over a five-week period. This stunning line on the sheer 1300m east face of Torre Central line went at 7c, A3. The climbing is very varied and demanding, ranging from delicate and runout face climbing to wide cracks and roofs, which were often entirely iced up. As yet, there have been no free ascents of this route, though many strong climbers have tried.

    Germany / 14 min

    Riders on the Storm

    Franz Walter

    • 2016
    • Germany
    • 14 min
    Ines Papert and Mayan Smith-Gobat, accompanied by their photographer friends Thomas Senf and Franz Walter, attempt to free climb 'Riders on the storm', in the extremely difficult east face of Torre Central del Paine, Patagonia. The route was first climbed by Wolfgang Güllich, Kurt Albert, Bernd Arnold, Peter Dittrich and Norbert Bätz in January 1991 in 15 days of climbing over a five-week period. This stunning line on the sheer 1300m east face of Torre Central line went at 7c, A3. The climbing is very varied and demanding, ranging from delicate and runout face climbing to wide cracks and roofs, which were often entirely iced up. As yet, there have been no free ascents of this route, though many strong climbers have tried.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Rotpunkt

    Chelsea Jolly (2019)

    Through failure and success, Alex Megos strives to be the best climber in the world. The movie is a portrait of the German climber and a look into the history of free climbing including the likes of Kurt Albert and Wolfgang Güllich. The film analyses Megos through his strengths and weaknesses and delves into his origins, namely the start of the Rotpunkt movement, that revolutionary red dot invented in 1975 in Germany's Frankenjura by Kurt Albert which indicates that a route has been climbed free, without the use of aid for progression.

    USA / 51 min

    Rotpunkt

    Chelsea Jolly, Ken Etzel

    • 2019
    • USA
    • 51 min
    Through failure and success, Alex Megos strives to be the best climber in the world. The movie is a portrait of the German climber and a look into the history of free climbing including the likes of Kurt Albert and Wolfgang Güllich. The film analyses Megos through his strengths and weaknesses and delves into his origins, namely the start of the Rotpunkt movement, that revolutionary red dot invented in 1975 in Germany's Frankenjura by Kurt Albert which indicates that a route has been climbed free, without the use of aid for progression.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Spitzentanz in der Senkrechten

    Hansi Schlegel (1992)

    Twentythird episode of the series 'Reinhold Messner – Zwischen Himmel und Erde' by Hansi Schlegel and Reinhold Messner. In this episode, titled as 'Pointed dance in the vertical' Messner presents Ramona Rech, Oswald Santin,Hans-Peter Eisendle and Kurt Albert climbing different routes in the Verdon Gorge.

    Germany / 25 min

    Spitzentanz in der Senkrechten

    Hansi Schlegel, Reinhold Messner

    • 1992
    • Germany
    • 25 min
    Twentythird episode of the series 'Reinhold Messner – Zwischen Himmel und Erde' by Hansi Schlegel and Reinhold Messner. In this episode, titled as 'Pointed dance in the vertical' Messner presents Ramona Rech, Oswald Santin,Hans-Peter Eisendle and Kurt Albert climbing different routes in the Verdon Gorge.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Elbsandsteingebirge

    Elbsandsteingebirge

    Werner Bertolan (2015)

    Stefan Glowacz takes climbing legend Bernd Arnold to these very special rocks in Saxon Switzerland. But Stefan also meets other people from this region who use the unique landscape for their passions - such as slacklining or exploring caves. The documentary shows the Elbe Sandstone Mountains from a completely new perspective.

    Austria / 50 min

    Elbsandsteingebirge

    Werner Bertolan

    • 2015
    • Austria
    • 50 min
    Stefan Glowacz takes climbing legend Bernd Arnold to these very special rocks in Saxon Switzerland. But Stefan also meets other people from this region who use the unique landscape for their passions - such as slacklining or exploring caves. The documentary shows the Elbe Sandstone Mountains from a completely new perspective.

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