Filmography

Simon Anthamatten

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    The Horn

    Jo-Ellen Sarnelli (2016)

    The Horn tells the story of the people who are dedicated to saving the lives of those who take on The Matterhorn. The pilots, doctors, paramedics and mountain guides of Air Zermatt are a band of brothers pushing innovation within alpine search and rescue to unimaginable levels, while placing the needs of others above their own. This immersive and cinematic series provides unprecedented views of even the most remote rescues through the eyes of the team members as lives are saved—and lost—on the mountain. Giving us a glimpse of the 1,500 rescues the team performs every year, The Horn showcases the very best of humanity and the ultimate race against the clock.

    USA / 276 min

    The Horn

    Jo-Ellen Sarnelli

    • 2016
    • USA
    • 276 min
    The Horn tells the story of the people who are dedicated to saving the lives of those who take on The Matterhorn. The pilots, doctors, paramedics and mountain guides of Air Zermatt are a band of brothers pushing innovation within alpine search and rescue to unimaginable levels, while placing the needs of others above their own. This immersive and cinematic series provides unprecedented views of even the most remote rescues through the eyes of the team members as lives are saved—and lost—on the mountain. Giving us a glimpse of the 1,500 rescues the team performs every year, The Horn showcases the very best of humanity and the ultimate race against the clock.

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    Kunyang Chhish East - First ascent Vod

    Kunyang Chhish East - First ascent

    Milena Holzknecht (2014)

    Hansjörg Auer, Matthias Auer and Simon Anthamatten set off for a great goal: the Kunyang Chish East. With its 7.400 metre this summit belongs to the highest still untouched mountains on earth. The challenge is not only physical. They do not know what will be awaiting them in the higher walls, except altitude and cold. Bivouacs on isolated snow mushrooms or in crevasses, in order to be protected against the masses of the falling new snow, constitute a big mental challenge. The way to the summit requires a high capacity for suffering in all areas.

    Italy / 37 min

    Kunyang Chhish East - First ascent

    Milena Holzknecht, Matteo Vettorel, Alessandro Bandinelli

    • 2014
    • Italy
    • 37 min
    Hansjörg Auer, Matthias Auer and Simon Anthamatten set off for a great goal: the Kunyang Chish East. With its 7.400 metre this summit belongs to the highest still untouched mountains on earth. The challenge is not only physical. They do not know what will be awaiting them in the higher walls, except altitude and cold. Bivouacs on isolated snow mushrooms or in crevasses, in order to be protected against the masses of the falling new snow, constitute a big mental challenge. The way to the summit requires a high capacity for suffering in all areas.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Hansjörg Auer - No Turning Back Vod

    Hansjörg Auer - No Turning Back

    Damiano Levati (2017)

    Probably no one has explored solo climbing like Hansjörg Auer, whose memorable feat on the 'fish route' has forever marked the history of this very peculiar kind of mountaineering. 'The hardest thing to do when you're doing free solo,' says Hansjörg, 'is not the ascent. It is to go back home.' Why? Because when loneliness strips you naked you understand the importance of the relationships you build with people around you. 'No turning back' is an introspective and epic film, delicate and powerful: there is not only vertical life, there is not only performance. There is an all-round discovery of what makes a life worth living.

    Italy / 30 min

    Hansjörg Auer - No Turning Back

    Damiano Levati

    • 2017
    • Italy
    • 30 min
    Probably no one has explored solo climbing like Hansjörg Auer, whose memorable feat on the 'fish route' has forever marked the history of this very peculiar kind of mountaineering. 'The hardest thing to do when you're doing free solo,' says Hansjörg, 'is not the ascent. It is to go back home.' Why? Because when loneliness strips you naked you understand the importance of the relationships you build with people around you. 'No turning back' is an introspective and epic film, delicate and powerful: there is not only vertical life, there is not only performance. There is an all-round discovery of what makes a life worth living.

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  • Documentary / Historical

    The beckoning silence Vod

    The beckoning silence

    Louise Osmond (2007)

    Joe Simpson, whose battle for survival featured in 'Touching the Void', travels to the Eiger to tell the story of one of mountaineering's most epic tragedies. Toni Kurz was a brilliant mountaineer who in 1936 tried to be the first to conquer the north face of the Eiger. The climb started well, but disaster struck and Kurz's climbing colleagues were killed, leaving him alone and fighting for his life. The Beckoning Silence recounts Kurz's heroic battle for survival but it also forces Simpson to confront some fundamental questions of his own. Why continue climbing when you have come so close to oblivion?

    UK / 75 min

    The beckoning silence

    Louise Osmond

    • 2007
    • UK
    • 75 min
    Joe Simpson, whose battle for survival featured in 'Touching the Void', travels to the Eiger to tell the story of one of mountaineering's most epic tragedies. Toni Kurz was a brilliant mountaineer who in 1936 tried to be the first to conquer the north face of the Eiger. The climb started well, but disaster struck and Kurz's climbing colleagues were killed, leaving him alone and fighting for his life. The Beckoning Silence recounts Kurz's heroic battle for survival but it also forces Simpson to confront some fundamental questions of his own. Why continue climbing when you have come so close to oblivion?

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Treffpunkt Gipfelkreuz Vod

    Treffpunkt Gipfelkreuz

    Wilhelm Zurbrügg (2010)

    This beautifully produced travel/adventure documentary features stunning photography as it follows several mountain climbers as they attempt to summit Weisshorn, one of the highest peaks in the Swiss Alps. Witness how their struggles and triumphs become powerful metaphors for their faith journeys. Spiritual seekers will be challenged and inspired by the life lessons. The fantastic pictures and the music fascinate and express what many people experience in nature: amazement, respect, awe, gratitude, peace, passion...

    Germany / 43 min

    Treffpunkt Gipfelkreuz

    Wilhelm Zurbrügg, Marc Villiger, Köbi Julen

    • 2010
    • Germany
    • 43 min
    This beautifully produced travel/adventure documentary features stunning photography as it follows several mountain climbers as they attempt to summit Weisshorn, one of the highest peaks in the Swiss Alps. Witness how their struggles and triumphs become powerful metaphors for their faith journeys. Spiritual seekers will be challenged and inspired by the life lessons. The fantastic pictures and the music fascinate and express what many people experience in nature: amazement, respect, awe, gratitude, peace, passion...

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Focus Matterhorn DVD

    Focus Matterhorn

    Marc Villiger (2015)

    In the winter of 1986, André Georges crossed all of Zermatt's four thousands with the famous extreme mountaineer Erhard Loretan within three weeks. The documentary remembers the feat following two teams who climb these summits separately and in different stages. A rope team is formed by André Georges and Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner. The other consists of Simon Anthamatten and Felicitas Feller. The alpinists talk about their passion for mountains and about how alpine danger and rescue symbolize life itself. Breathtaking pictures and personal statements have you guess a dimension beyond human destiny.

    Switzerland / 52 min

    Focus Matterhorn

    Marc Villiger

    • 2015
    • Switzerland
    • 52 min
    In the winter of 1986, André Georges crossed all of Zermatt's four thousands with the famous extreme mountaineer Erhard Loretan within three weeks. The documentary remembers the feat following two teams who climb these summits separately and in different stages. A rope team is formed by André Georges and Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner. The other consists of Simon Anthamatten and Felicitas Feller. The alpinists talk about their passion for mountains and about how alpine danger and rescue symbolize life itself. Breathtaking pictures and personal statements have you guess a dimension beyond human destiny.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Simone Moro Vod

    Simone Moro

    Nicola di Roma (2017)

    Episode of Nazionali dedicated to the magic of the mountain with Simone Moro. The only mountaineer in history to have reached four peaks of 8,000 meters in the winter season: the Shisha Pangma (8,027 m), Makalu (8463 m), Gasherbrum II (8,035 m) and Nanga Parbat (8126 meters). He climbed the summit of seven of the fourteen 8000 m and arrived four times at the top of Everest.

    Italy / 35 min

    Simone Moro

    Nicola di Roma, Paolo Alati

    • 2017
    • Italy
    • 35 min
    Episode of Nazionali dedicated to the magic of the mountain with Simone Moro. The only mountaineer in history to have reached four peaks of 8,000 meters in the winter season: the Shisha Pangma (8,027 m), Makalu (8463 m), Gasherbrum II (8,035 m) and Nanga Parbat (8126 meters). He climbed the summit of seven of the fourteen 8000 m and arrived four times at the top of Everest.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    I fratelli del Cervino

    I fratelli del Cervino

    Mario Casella (2012)

    The Anthamatten family lives in the shadow of the Matterhorn, the legendary peak and symbol of the perfect mountain. Three brothers and a sister who, as children with their parents, used to walk among the glaciers and huts of the Zermatt region. Today Simon and Samuel are two of the stars of world mountaineering, Martin is a professional ski mountaineer who has also won the prestigious 'Patrouille des glaciers' among other competitions, while Marilia, her sister, is a telemark enthusiast and works in a sports shop.

    Switzerland / 15 min

    I fratelli del Cervino

    Mario Casella

    • 2012
    • Switzerland
    • 15 min
    The Anthamatten family lives in the shadow of the Matterhorn, the legendary peak and symbol of the perfect mountain. Three brothers and a sister who, as children with their parents, used to walk among the glaciers and huts of the Zermatt region. Today Simon and Samuel are two of the stars of world mountaineering, Martin is a professional ski mountaineer who has also won the prestigious 'Patrouille des glaciers' among other competitions, while Marilia, her sister, is a telemark enthusiast and works in a sports shop.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Auf Skiern am Limit

    Auf Skiern am Limit

    Franz Hinterbrandner (2015)

    Skiing untouched mountain faces is a sport which has always been reserved for only a few chosen ones, and where the mistakes are pitiless punished. The places for this kind of skiing are on the up to 60 degree steep north faces of the Schober massif and the Dolomites. The two protagonists Thomas Gaisbacher from Tyrol and Samuel Anthamatten from Zermatt, introduce the history behind such an extreme sport and show the input behind the scenes, the preparation in summer, the training and the scouting, before the real ‘drop’ in the steep slope can take place.

    Austria, Germany / 50 min

    Auf Skiern am Limit

    Franz Hinterbrandner, Max Reichel

    • 2015
    • Austria, Germany
    • 50 min
    Skiing untouched mountain faces is a sport which has always been reserved for only a few chosen ones, and where the mistakes are pitiless punished. The places for this kind of skiing are on the up to 60 degree steep north faces of the Schober massif and the Dolomites. The two protagonists Thomas Gaisbacher from Tyrol and Samuel Anthamatten from Zermatt, introduce the history behind such an extreme sport and show the input behind the scenes, the preparation in summer, the training and the scouting, before the real ‘drop’ in the steep slope can take place.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Libérez le Portalet!

    Pierre-Antoine Hiroz (2004)

    Libérez le Portalet! is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in Petit Clocher Du Portlaet. It was directed by Pierre-Antoine Hiroz in 2004 and produced by RTS. It is a part of the series Passe moi les jumelles. It features Simon Anthamatten, Didier Berthod, Michel Vaucher, Michel Darbellay and Pierre-Antoine Hiroz.

    Switzerland / 20 min

    Libérez le Portalet!

    Pierre-Antoine Hiroz

    • 2004
    • Switzerland
    • 20 min
    Libérez le Portalet! is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in Petit Clocher Du Portlaet. It was directed by Pierre-Antoine Hiroz in 2004 and produced by RTS. It is a part of the series Passe moi les jumelles. It features Simon Anthamatten, Didier Berthod, Michel Vaucher, Michel Darbellay and Pierre-Antoine Hiroz.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Les conquerants de l'inutile

    Romolo Nottaris (2006)

    Les conquerants de l'inutile is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in Cholatse and Tawoche. It was directed by Romolo Nottaris in 2006 and produced by RTS. It is a part of the series Passe moi les jumelles. It features Erhard Loretan, Simon Anthamatten and Ueli Steck.

    Switzerland / 24 min

    Les conquerants de l'inutile

    Romolo Nottaris, Gianluigi Quarti

    • 2006
    • Switzerland
    • 24 min
    Les conquerants de l'inutile is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in Cholatse and Tawoche. It was directed by Romolo Nottaris in 2006 and produced by RTS. It is a part of the series Passe moi les jumelles. It features Erhard Loretan, Simon Anthamatten and Ueli Steck.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Ueli Steck - Der schnellste Mann am Berg

    Jacqueline Schwerzmann (2015)

    Ueli Steck - Der schnellste Mann am Berg is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Eiger and El Capitan. It was directed by Jacqueline Schwerzmann in 2015 and produced by SRF. It is a part of the series DOK - Fortsetzung folgt. It features Ueli Steck, Simone Moro, Don Bowie, Alex Honnold, Mona Vetsch, Nicole Steck and others.

    Switzerland / 44 min

    Ueli Steck - Der schnellste Mann am Berg

    Jacqueline Schwerzmann

    • 2015
    • Switzerland
    • 44 min
    Ueli Steck - Der schnellste Mann am Berg is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Eiger and El Capitan. It was directed by Jacqueline Schwerzmann in 2015 and produced by SRF. It is a part of the series DOK - Fortsetzung folgt. It features Ueli Steck, Simone Moro, Don Bowie, Alex Honnold, Mona Vetsch, Nicole Steck and others.

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