Documentary / Climbing Journal
Roger Schäli and Stefan Siegrist share a close connected past in their young twenties. They started their climbing career together, living in a shared house in Interlaken. It was the crib where they started and planned their expeditions and future lives. Both became famous alpinists, but throughout the different tasks in life, they became alienated. But what used to connect them - climbing, mountains, alpinism, still works today. Roger and Stefan are daring and daunting another first ascent and are winning back their 'lost friendship'. The film tries to take a look at what goes on behind the scenes and tell the mutual story of two exceptional climbers.
- 23 min
Documentary / Chronicle
The mountains are both an escape and a place of refuge for four generations of mountaineers. The film shows us their passion and the questions associated with their way of life. With Jacques Grandjean, we strain to reach alpine crystals in brittle rock on sheer rock faces. On the north face of the Gross Ruchen, we hear extreme climber Dani Arnold cursing in the windstorm. We accompany Stefan Siegrist on his expedition to Makalu’s western pillar in Nepal. Werner Munter, more than 70 years old, is still searching for new routes in the remotest areas of Val d’Hérens. Searching for the right path, the four guides face fundamental questions which concern us all: How much am I willing to risk to make my dreams come true? How much risk do you need in life?
- 94 min
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