Filmography

Oswald 'Bulle' Oelz

17 films

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    Ama Dablam DVD

    Ama Dablam

    Reinhold Messner (2017)

    For locals, Nepalese Mt. Ama Dablam (6,814 m / 22,356 ft) is a holy mountain, for many others at least the world’s most beautiful. In 1978 Peter Hillary together with three friends hopes to open its west face, but the mountaineers are hit by an ice avalanche. Reinhold Messner and Oswald Oelz happen to be climbing on the same mountain on a different route. They terminate their tour immediately and try to achieve the impossible: to save the New Zealanders. A race against time ensues…

    Austria / 47 min

    Ama Dablam

    Reinhold Messner

    • 2017
    • Austria
    • 47 min
    For locals, Nepalese Mt. Ama Dablam (6,814 m / 22,356 ft) is a holy mountain, for many others at least the world’s most beautiful. In 1978 Peter Hillary together with three friends hopes to open its west face, but the mountaineers are hit by an ice avalanche. Reinhold Messner and Oswald Oelz happen to be climbing on the same mountain on a different route. They terminate their tour immediately and try to achieve the impossible: to save the New Zealanders. A race against time ensues…

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Abenteuer in Turkistan

    Hansi Schlegel (1997)

    Fourth episode of the series 'Reinhold Messner Abenteuer' by Hansi Schlegel and Bruce Hackforth. This episode chronicles the Messner's expedition to the Altai Mountains, Siberia to climb Belukha Mountain (4,506 m).

    Germany / 43 min

    Abenteuer in Turkistan

    Hansi Schlegel, Bruce Hackforth

    • 1997
    • Germany
    • 43 min
    Fourth episode of the series 'Reinhold Messner Abenteuer' by Hansi Schlegel and Bruce Hackforth. This episode chronicles the Messner's expedition to the Altai Mountains, Siberia to climb Belukha Mountain (4,506 m).

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    Abenteuer in Afrika

    Reinhold Messner (1997)

    First episode of the series 'Reinhold Messner Abenteuer' by Hansi Schlegel and Bruce Hackforth. This episode chronicles the Messner's expedition to the Ruwenzori (5,119 m) in 1994.

    Germany / 44 min

    Abenteuer in Afrika

    Reinhold Messner, Hansi Schlegel

    • 1997
    • Germany
    • 44 min
    First episode of the series 'Reinhold Messner Abenteuer' by Hansi Schlegel and Bruce Hackforth. This episode chronicles the Messner's expedition to the Ruwenzori (5,119 m) in 1994.

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    Abenteuer Ama Dablam

    Hansi Schlegel (1996)

    Second episode of the series 'Reinhold Messner Abenteuer' by Hansi Schlegel and Bruce Hackforth. This episode chronicles the Hans Kammerlander Himalaya Expedition to Ama Dablam in 1995.

    Germany / 43 min

    Abenteuer Ama Dablam

    Hansi Schlegel, Bruce Hackforth

    • 1996
    • Germany
    • 43 min
    Second episode of the series 'Reinhold Messner Abenteuer' by Hansi Schlegel and Bruce Hackforth. This episode chronicles the Hans Kammerlander Himalaya Expedition to Ama Dablam in 1995.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Wettlauf mit dem tod

    Wettlauf mit dem tod

    Horst Bergmann (1970)

    Original documentary of the story told in the Reinhold Messner's film 'Still alive - Drama am mt. Kenya'. 5th of September 1970 – Oswald Ölz and Gert Judmaier, two young Austrian mountaineers have just climbed the summit of Mount Kenya, the second highest mountain of Africa, and descend via the northern ridge. Suddenly a stone breaks out of the wall, and Judmaier falls. He seriously hurt his leg, and there is no chance to rescue the injured climber quickly. But then, a unique rescue operation starts. A story of will power, trust and endurance.

    Germany

    Wettlauf mit dem tod

    Horst Bergmann

    • 1970
    • Germany
    Original documentary of the story told in the Reinhold Messner's film 'Still alive - Drama am mt. Kenya'. 5th of September 1970 – Oswald Ölz and Gert Judmaier, two young Austrian mountaineers have just climbed the summit of Mount Kenya, the second highest mountain of Africa, and descend via the northern ridge. Suddenly a stone breaks out of the wall, and Judmaier falls. He seriously hurt his leg, and there is no chance to rescue the injured climber quickly. But then, a unique rescue operation starts. A story of will power, trust and endurance.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Peter Habeler

    Werner Bertolan (2017)

    On the 8th of May 1978, Peter Habeler becomes worldwide famous. Together with his roped partner Reinhold Messner, he is the first man to reach the summit of Mount Everest without using oxygen bottles. Among the masterpieces of this top mountaineer one can rank most difficult tours in the Wilder Kaiser mountain range, being the first European on the Big Walls in the Californian Yosemite Valley, the biggest ascent of the Eiger North Face, the first ascent of an 8000m peak in Alpine style and successful ascents on three further 8000m summits. For his 75th birthday, he has a big goal: he wants to climb again the wall, which has been a highlight of his alpine career: the Eiger North Face. Habeler wants to dare his new attempt together with his disciple, David Lama.

    Austria, Germany / 47 min

    Peter Habeler

    Werner Bertolan

    • 2017
    • Austria, Germany
    • 47 min
    On the 8th of May 1978, Peter Habeler becomes worldwide famous. Together with his roped partner Reinhold Messner, he is the first man to reach the summit of Mount Everest without using oxygen bottles. Among the masterpieces of this top mountaineer one can rank most difficult tours in the Wilder Kaiser mountain range, being the first European on the Big Walls in the Californian Yosemite Valley, the biggest ascent of the Eiger North Face, the first ascent of an 8000m peak in Alpine style and successful ascents on three further 8000m summits. For his 75th birthday, he has a big goal: he wants to climb again the wall, which has been a highlight of his alpine career: the Eiger North Face. Habeler wants to dare his new attempt together with his disciple, David Lama.

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  • Docudrama / Chronicle

    Still alive - Drama am Mt. Kenya DVD

    Still alive - Drama am Mt. Kenya

    Reinhold Messner (2016)

    September 5th, 1970: Oswald Ölz and Gert Judmaier, two young Austrian climbers, have just left the summit of Mount Kenya (at 5,199 m, the second highest mountain in Africa) and begin their climb back down the North Face. Suddenly, a rock breaks loose from the cliff face and sends Judmaier plummeting downwards. With his leg severely injured, there is no chance of getting him down the mountain to medical attention any time soon. What starts now, is the first intercontinental rescue mission organized from Innsbruck. After seven days, Gert Judmaier can finally be recovered from the cliff wall and flown to the University Hospital in Innsbruck. More than 40 years later, Prof. Oswald Ölz and Prof. Gert Judmaier are once again on their way to Mount Kenya, this time to celebrate the success of the 1970 rescue mission.

    Austria, Germany / 88 min

    Still alive - Drama am Mt. Kenya

    Reinhold Messner

    • 2016
    • Austria, Germany
    • 88 min
    September 5th, 1970: Oswald Ölz and Gert Judmaier, two young Austrian climbers, have just left the summit of Mount Kenya (at 5,199 m, the second highest mountain in Africa) and begin their climb back down the North Face. Suddenly, a rock breaks loose from the cliff face and sends Judmaier plummeting downwards. With his leg severely injured, there is no chance of getting him down the mountain to medical attention any time soon. What starts now, is the first intercontinental rescue mission organized from Innsbruck. After seven days, Gert Judmaier can finally be recovered from the cliff wall and flown to the University Hospital in Innsbruck. More than 40 years later, Prof. Oswald Ölz and Prof. Gert Judmaier are once again on their way to Mount Kenya, this time to celebrate the success of the 1970 rescue mission.

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  • Documentary / Historical

    Mythos Everest

    Mythos Everest

    Andreas Nickel (2013)

    For the anniversary year of the first ascent of the highest mountain on earth ServusTV broadcasts a special edition of Bergwelten. In this gripping documentary, alpine legend Reinhold Messner presents the milestones in the history of Mount Everest - from the great successes and tragedies to today's '8000er package tourism'. In this special edition we also show current pictures from the base camp, where up to 1,000 mountaineers are expected for the anniversary.

    Austria / 50 min

    Mythos Everest

    Andreas Nickel

    • 2013
    • Austria
    • 50 min
    For the anniversary year of the first ascent of the highest mountain on earth ServusTV broadcasts a special edition of Bergwelten. In this gripping documentary, alpine legend Reinhold Messner presents the milestones in the history of Mount Everest - from the great successes and tragedies to today's '8000er package tourism'. In this special edition we also show current pictures from the base camp, where up to 1,000 mountaineers are expected for the anniversary.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    100 Jahre auf steilen Wegen

    100 Jahre auf steilen Wegen

    Engelbert Obex (2012)

    The Alpinverein der Gipfelstürmer has been in existence for 100 years. Its various members are united by a special sense of togetherness. A documentary about the interesting history of this group and its various members - from mountaineering legend Reinhold Messner to other well-known mountaineers and surgeon Raimund Margreiter. Apart from the conversations of the mountain companions the documentation is also with important climbing parts thereby and brings the Spirit of the association nearer the Zusehern.

    Austria / 49 min

    100 Jahre auf steilen Wegen

    Engelbert Obex, Walter Spitzenstätter

    • 2012
    • Austria
    • 49 min
    The Alpinverein der Gipfelstürmer has been in existence for 100 years. Its various members are united by a special sense of togetherness. A documentary about the interesting history of this group and its various members - from mountaineering legend Reinhold Messner to other well-known mountaineers and surgeon Raimund Margreiter. Apart from the conversations of the mountain companions the documentation is also with important climbing parts thereby and brings the Spirit of the association nearer the Zusehern.

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  • Documentary / Historical

    Die wilden siebziger DVD

    Die wilden siebziger

    Wolfgang Rebernik (2007)

    The year 2008 sees the 30th anniversary of the first ascent of Mount Everest by the Austrians. On 3rd May 1978, Wolfgang Nairz, Robert Schauer and Horst Bergmann, together with Ang Phu, stood on the summit of the highest mountain on Earth. On 8th May, Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler reached the summit without the help of supplemental oxygen. The Wild Seventies is a film on this pioneering era during which a small mountaineering elite, for about ten years, learned together, went on expeditions, researched the medical foundations of high-altitude mountaineering and put Alpine sponsorship on the agenda. Their common undertakings culminated in the first ascent of Mount Everest without supplemental oxygen.

    Austria, Germany / 45 min

    Die wilden siebziger

    Wolfgang Rebernik

    • 2007
    • Austria, Germany
    • 45 min
    The year 2008 sees the 30th anniversary of the first ascent of Mount Everest by the Austrians. On 3rd May 1978, Wolfgang Nairz, Robert Schauer and Horst Bergmann, together with Ang Phu, stood on the summit of the highest mountain on Earth. On 8th May, Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler reached the summit without the help of supplemental oxygen. The Wild Seventies is a film on this pioneering era during which a small mountaineering elite, for about ten years, learned together, went on expeditions, researched the medical foundations of high-altitude mountaineering and put Alpine sponsorship on the agenda. Their common undertakings culminated in the first ascent of Mount Everest without supplemental oxygen.

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  • Documentary / Making Of

    Robert Bösch auf bilderjagd

    Martin Schilt (2012)

    Robert Bösch auf bilderjagd is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in Ago Del Torrone and Jungfrau. It was directed by Martin Schilt in 2012 and produced by SRF. It is a part of the series Top shots. It features Robert Bösch, Oswald Oelz, Bernhard Russi and Ueli Steck.

    Switzerland / 81 min

    Robert Bösch auf bilderjagd

    Martin Schilt

    • 2012
    • Switzerland
    • 81 min
    Robert Bösch auf bilderjagd is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in Ago Del Torrone and Jungfrau. It was directed by Martin Schilt in 2012 and produced by SRF. It is a part of the series Top shots. It features Robert Bösch, Oswald Oelz, Bernhard Russi and Ueli Steck.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Jungfrau

    Jungfrau

    Ben Benson (2011)

    Jungfrau is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Jungfrau. It was directed by Ben Benson in 2011 and produced by Quattro Media. It is a part of the series The biggest peak project in history (1/6). It features Denis Burdet, Stephan Siegrist, Johann Kaufmann, Dani Arnold, Hans Bortis, Peter Brunnert and others.

    Germany / 24 min

    Jungfrau

    Ben Benson

    • 2011
    • Germany
    • 24 min
    Jungfrau is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Jungfrau. It was directed by Ben Benson in 2011 and produced by Quattro Media. It is a part of the series The biggest peak project in history (1/6). It features Denis Burdet, Stephan Siegrist, Johann Kaufmann, Dani Arnold, Hans Bortis, Peter Brunnert and others.

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