Filmography

Robert Bichler

9 films

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  • Documentary / Live Broadcast

    Le Cervin en direct

    Walter Pluess (1965)

    A climb to mark the 100th anniversary of the first ascent of the Matterhorn, live on TV. The programme, a coproduction of the Swiss, French, Italian and British televisions, was shown throughout Europe, in the United States and in Japan in a series of 5 broadcasts between 8 and 16h. This film, by the Swiss television, is a summary of the live broadcasts in a in a single program. Ian McNaught-Davis roped with the guide Heinrich Taugwalder and Jean Juge with Robert Bichler narrate the ascent while they climb by the original Whymper route. They follow the progression of Michel Darbellay and Hilti von Allmen who climb the north face by the Schmidt route. The program ends when all the teams meet at the summit.

    Switzerland / 31 min

    Le Cervin en direct

    Walter Pluess

    • 1965
    • Switzerland
    • 31 min
    A climb to mark the 100th anniversary of the first ascent of the Matterhorn, live on TV. The programme, a coproduction of the Swiss, French, Italian and British televisions, was shown throughout Europe, in the United States and in Japan in a series of 5 broadcasts between 8 and 16h. This film, by the Swiss television, is a summary of the live broadcasts in a in a single program. Ian McNaught-Davis roped with the guide Heinrich Taugwalder and Jean Juge with Robert Bichler narrate the ascent while they climb by the original Whymper route. They follow the progression of Michel Darbellay and Hilti von Allmen who climb the north face by the Schmidt route. The program ends when all the teams meet at the summit.

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  • Documentary / Live Broadcast

    En direct du Cervin Vod

    En direct du Cervin

    (1965)

    A climb to mark the 100th anniversary of the first ascent of the Matterhorn, live on TV. The programme, a coproduction of the Swiss, French, Italian and British televisions, was shown throughout Europe, in the United States and in Japan in a series of 5 broadcasts between 8 and 16h. This film is the reedited version by the french televison of all the broadcasts in a single program. Ian McNaught-Davis roped with the guide Heinrich Taugwalder and Jean Juge with Robert Bichler narrate the ascent while they climb by the original Whymper route. They follow the progression of Michel Darbellay and Hilti von Allmen who climb the north face by the Schmidt route. All them meet at the summit. Michel Vaucher, Yvette Vaucher and Othmar Kronig who were also ascending the north face are interviewed, and the program ends with the television teams descending the mountain. Ettore Bich and Paul Etter were ascended by the italian side.

    France, Italy, Switzerland, UK / 43 min

    En direct du Cervin


    • 1965
    • France, Italy, Switzerland, UK
    • 43 min
    A climb to mark the 100th anniversary of the first ascent of the Matterhorn, live on TV. The programme, a coproduction of the Swiss, French, Italian and British televisions, was shown throughout Europe, in the United States and in Japan in a series of 5 broadcasts between 8 and 16h. This film is the reedited version by the french televison of all the broadcasts in a single program. Ian McNaught-Davis roped with the guide Heinrich Taugwalder and Jean Juge with Robert Bichler narrate the ascent while they climb by the original Whymper route. They follow the progression of Michel Darbellay and Hilti von Allmen who climb the north face by the Schmidt route. All them meet at the summit. Michel Vaucher, Yvette Vaucher and Othmar Kronig who were also ascending the north face are interviewed, and the program ends with the television teams descending the mountain. Ettore Bich and Paul Etter were ascended by the italian side.

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  • Docudrama / Historical

    Erstbesteigung der Jungfrau

    Erstbesteigung der Jungfrau

    Ernst Gertsch (1961)

    Erstbesteigung der Jungfrau is a docudrama about alpinism that takes place in Jungfrau. It was directed by Ernst Gertsch in 1961 and produced by SRF. 

    Switzerland / 17 min

    Erstbesteigung der Jungfrau

    Ernst Gertsch

    • 1961
    • Switzerland
    • 17 min
    Erstbesteigung der Jungfrau is a docudrama about alpinism that takes place in Jungfrau. It was directed by Ernst Gertsch in 1961 and produced by SRF. 

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  • Drama / Adventure

    Eiger

    Eiger

    Dieter Wedel (1984)

    Eiger is a drama about alpinism that takes place in Eiger. It was directed by Dieter Wedel in 1984 and produced by NDR. It features Hans Brenner, Herbert Stass, Werner Asam, Jörg Pleva, Martin Sperr, Claus Eberth and others.

    Switzerland, Germany, Austria / 87 min

    Eiger

    Dieter Wedel, Georg Tressler

    • 1984
    • Switzerland, Germany, Austria
    • 87 min
    Eiger is a drama about alpinism that takes place in Eiger. It was directed by Dieter Wedel in 1984 and produced by NDR. It features Hans Brenner, Herbert Stass, Werner Asam, Jörg Pleva, Martin Sperr, Claus Eberth and others.

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  • Drama / Adventure

    Eiger Vod

    Eiger

    Dieter Wedel (1973)

    Eiger is a drama about alpinism that takes place in Eiger. It was directed by Dieter Wedel in 1973 and produced by NDR. It features Hans Brenner, Herbert Stass, Werner Asam, Jörg Pleva, Martin Sperr, Claus Eberth and others.

    Switzerland, Germany, Austria / 156 min

    Eiger

    Dieter Wedel, Georg Tressler

    • 1973
    • Switzerland, Germany, Austria
    • 156 min
    Eiger is a drama about alpinism that takes place in Eiger. It was directed by Dieter Wedel in 1973 and produced by NDR. It features Hans Brenner, Herbert Stass, Werner Asam, Jörg Pleva, Martin Sperr, Claus Eberth and others.

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  • Docudrama / Historical

    Besteigung der jungfrau - Uber Rottbretgrat

    Besteigung der jungfrau - Uber Rottbretgrat

    Ernst Gertsch (1961)

    Besteigung der jungfrau - Uber Rottbretgrat is a docudrama about alpinism that takes place in Jungfrau. It was directed by Ernst Gertsch in 1961 and produced by SRF. 

    Switzerland / 23 min

    Besteigung der jungfrau - Uber Rottbretgrat

    Ernst Gertsch

    • 1961
    • Switzerland
    • 23 min
    Besteigung der jungfrau - Uber Rottbretgrat is a docudrama about alpinism that takes place in Jungfrau. It was directed by Ernst Gertsch in 1961 and produced by SRF. 

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  • Docudrama / Historical

    Besteigung der jungfrau - Innerer rottal grat

    Besteigung der jungfrau - Innerer rottal grat

    Ernst Gertsch (1961)

    Besteigung der jungfrau - Innerer rottal grat is a docudrama about mountaineering that takes place in Jungfrau. It was directed by Ernst Gertsch in 1961 and produced by SRF. 

    Switzerland / 9 min

    Besteigung der jungfrau - Innerer rottal grat

    Ernst Gertsch

    • 1961
    • Switzerland
    • 9 min
    Besteigung der jungfrau - Innerer rottal grat is a docudrama about mountaineering that takes place in Jungfrau. It was directed by Ernst Gertsch in 1961 and produced by SRF. 

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  • Docudrama / Historical

    Besteigung der jungfrau - Guggi rote

    Besteigung der jungfrau - Guggi rote

    Ernst Gertsch (1961)

    Besteigung der jungfrau - Guggi rote is a docudrama about alpinism that takes place in Jungfrau. It was directed by Ernst Gertsch in 1961 and produced by SRF. 

    Switzerland / 19 min

    Besteigung der jungfrau - Guggi rote

    Ernst Gertsch

    • 1961
    • Switzerland
    • 19 min
    Besteigung der jungfrau - Guggi rote is a docudrama about alpinism that takes place in Jungfrau. It was directed by Ernst Gertsch in 1961 and produced by SRF. 

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  • Drama / Adventure

    SOS Gletscherpilot Vod

    SOS Gletscherpilot

    Victor Vicas (1959)

    On a late summer day, Valais glacier pilot Hermann Geiger flies over a four-thousand-meter peak. He observes a huge glacier crash, which means great danger for climbers. Nevertheless, the next day three rope teams are climbing through this glacier world. The groups get into fog and storm while climbing up to the Dent Blanche, and they suffer a fatal accident. A rescue team ascends. Bad weather hinders Hermann Geiger on duty. But finally, the glacier pilot dares his life in a breakneck landing to save other human lives.

    Switzerland / 90 min

    SOS Gletscherpilot

    Victor Vicas

    • 1959
    • Switzerland
    • 90 min
    On a late summer day, Valais glacier pilot Hermann Geiger flies over a four-thousand-meter peak. He observes a huge glacier crash, which means great danger for climbers. Nevertheless, the next day three rope teams are climbing through this glacier world. The groups get into fog and storm while climbing up to the Dent Blanche, and they suffer a fatal accident. A rescue team ascends. Bad weather hinders Hermann Geiger on duty. But finally, the glacier pilot dares his life in a breakneck landing to save other human lives.

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