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    Terra X - Tatort Matterhorn Vod

    Terra X - Tatort Matterhorn

    Gieri Venzin (2015)

    Terra X - Tatort Matterhorn is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Matterhorn. It was directed by Tilman Remme in 2015 and produced by SRF. It features David Göttler, Pen Hadow, Stephen Venables, Benedikt Perren, Christian Schwarzenegger, Craig Fletcher and others.

    Germany / 43 min

    Terra X - Tatort Matterhorn

    Gieri Venzin, Tilman Remme

    • 2015
    • Germany
    • 43 min
    Terra X - Tatort Matterhorn is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Matterhorn. It was directed by Tilman Remme in 2015 and produced by SRF. It features David Göttler, Pen Hadow, Stephen Venables, Benedikt Perren, Christian Schwarzenegger, Craig Fletcher and others.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Die Huberbuam

    Jens Monath (2011)

    Die Huberbuam is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in Loferer Alm. It was directed by Jens Monath in 2011 and produced by ZDF. It features Alexander Huber, Thomas Huber, Constantin von Westphalen, Elias Huber, Max Reichel, Franz Hinterbrandner and others.

    Germany / 44 min

    Die Huberbuam

    Jens Monath

    • 2011
    • Germany
    • 44 min
    Die Huberbuam is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in Loferer Alm. It was directed by Jens Monath in 2011 and produced by ZDF. It features Alexander Huber, Thomas Huber, Constantin von Westphalen, Elias Huber, Max Reichel, Franz Hinterbrandner and others.

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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 / 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 / Portrait

    Reinhold Messner - Heimat. Berge. Abenteuer. DVD

    Reinhold Messner - Heimat. Berge. Abenteuer.

    Markus Augé (2019)

    The world's most famous mountaineer and adventurer, Reinhold Messner, has repeatedly tested and surpassed his own limits. Born in 1944 in South Tyrol, a region between two countries, he is a convinced European. This documentary series explores his homeland in five episodes. It's a spectacular journey into the mountainous world of South Tyrol, which has shaped him since his early childhood. In breathtaking images, the panorama of an unprecedented life in and with the mountains unfolds at the same time.

    Germany, Italy / 130 min

    Reinhold Messner - Heimat. Berge. Abenteuer.

    Markus Augé

    • 2019
    • Germany, Italy
    • 130 min
    The world's most famous mountaineer and adventurer, Reinhold Messner, has repeatedly tested and surpassed his own limits. Born in 1944 in South Tyrol, a region between two countries, he is a convinced European. This documentary series explores his homeland in five episodes. It's a spectacular journey into the mountainous world of South Tyrol, which has shaped him since his early childhood. In breathtaking images, the panorama of an unprecedented life in and with the mountains unfolds at the same time.

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    The Wall of Shadows

    The Wall of Shadows

    Eliza Kubarska (2020)

    A Sherpa family breaks a taboo and climbs the holiest of mountains to earn money for their son’s education. They accompany a Winter expedition to the East Face of Khumbakarna in a remote corner of Eastern Nepal. This giant wall of rock and ice has never been climbed and probably for good reason. Undeterred, Russian mountaineers Dimitri, Sergei and Polish climber Marcin are willing to try. ‘The Wall of Shadows’ tells the story of an encounter between a young Sherpa boy and an experienced western mountaineer at the foot of the sacred mountain. Will they face the wrath of mountain Gods?

    Germany, Poland, Switzerland / 94 min

    The Wall of Shadows

    Eliza Kubarska

    • 2020
    • Germany, Poland, Switzerland
    • 94 min
    A Sherpa family breaks a taboo and climbs the holiest of mountains to earn money for their son’s education. They accompany a Winter expedition to the East Face of Khumbakarna in a remote corner of Eastern Nepal. This giant wall of rock and ice has never been climbed and probably for good reason. Undeterred, Russian mountaineers Dimitri, Sergei and Polish climber Marcin are willing to try. ‘The Wall of Shadows’ tells the story of an encounter between a young Sherpa boy and an experienced western mountaineer at the foot of the sacred mountain. Will they face the wrath of mountain Gods?

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Gipfelsturm der Frauen

    Gipfelsturm der Frauen

    Franz Fuchs (2009)

    Austrian Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner is one of the four female mountain climbers, along with Nives Meroi (Italy), Edurne Pasaban (Spain) and Oh Eun-Sun (South Korea), who could be the first to conquer all 14 eight-thousand-meter peaks in the world. Twice in 2009 she tried to climb the 13th eight-thousander, the K2 in the Karakorum, twice she had to turn back. Filmmaker Franz Fuchs accompanied her to the Karakorum massif on her attempts to K2. Documentary of the Austrian television.

    Austria / 45 min

    Gipfelsturm der Frauen

    Franz Fuchs

    • 2009
    • Austria
    • 45 min
    Austrian Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner is one of the four female mountain climbers, along with Nives Meroi (Italy), Edurne Pasaban (Spain) and Oh Eun-Sun (South Korea), who could be the first to conquer all 14 eight-thousand-meter peaks in the world. Twice in 2009 she tried to climb the 13th eight-thousander, the K2 in the Karakorum, twice she had to turn back. Filmmaker Franz Fuchs accompanied her to the Karakorum massif on her attempts to K2. Documentary of the Austrian television.

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  • Documentary / Science / Medical

    Höhenkoller im Himalaya

    Höhenkoller im Himalaya

    Gunther Hainke (2003)

    This film describes the different symptoms of altitude sickness. For this purpose, an expedition to the Cho Oyu (8,210 m) has been documented. What happens in and to our body during the acclimatization to high altitudes is depicted in high-standard graphic presentations and animations. Famous mountaineers such as Peter Habeler and Professor Oswald Oelz talk about their experiences, and a group of scientists affiliated with Professor Klaus Mees from Munich explores the human body at different altitudes with the most modern instruments and receives surprising results. This film shows which physical and spiritual limits can be pushed by men on the top of the world and describes the dramatic consequences.

    Germany / 29 min

    Höhenkoller im Himalaya

    Gunther Hainke

    • 2003
    • Germany
    • 29 min
    This film describes the different symptoms of altitude sickness. For this purpose, an expedition to the Cho Oyu (8,210 m) has been documented. What happens in and to our body during the acclimatization to high altitudes is depicted in high-standard graphic presentations and animations. Famous mountaineers such as Peter Habeler and Professor Oswald Oelz talk about their experiences, and a group of scientists affiliated with Professor Klaus Mees from Munich explores the human body at different altitudes with the most modern instruments and receives surprising results. This film shows which physical and spiritual limits can be pushed by men on the top of the world and describes the dramatic consequences.

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  • Drama / Thriller

    Höchste gefahr - Einsatz hubschrauber Vod

    Höchste gefahr - Einsatz hubschrauber

    Armin Dahlen (1963)

    Hans Maussner and Toni Kaiser work for the border police in the Bavarian mountains. They chase murderers through the impassable mountainous terrain near Garmisch, set smugglers' gangs, solve thefts, help accident victims and search for missing people. In this episode, Hans and Toni have to rush to the aid of an injured pilot: he is hanging on a rock face with his parachute. The two alpine policemen undertake a dangerous ascent to save the man. Very soon they realize that without the help of a helicopter it is not possible to save the already unconscious man. Alarm in den Bergen (Alarm in the Mountains) was a German thriller television series that was broadcast on ZDF in 1965.

    Germany / 25 min

    Höchste gefahr - Einsatz hubschrauber

    Armin Dahlen

    • 1963
    • Germany
    • 25 min
    Hans Maussner and Toni Kaiser work for the border police in the Bavarian mountains. They chase murderers through the impassable mountainous terrain near Garmisch, set smugglers' gangs, solve thefts, help accident victims and search for missing people. In this episode, Hans and Toni have to rush to the aid of an injured pilot: he is hanging on a rock face with his parachute. The two alpine policemen undertake a dangerous ascent to save the man. Very soon they realize that without the help of a helicopter it is not possible to save the already unconscious man. Alarm in den Bergen (Alarm in the Mountains) was a German thriller television series that was broadcast on ZDF in 1965.

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  • Drama / Thriller

    Heisse Grenze Vod

    Heisse Grenze

    Armin Dahlen (1963)

    Hans Maussner and Toni Kaiser work for the border police in the Bavarian mountains. They chase murderers through the impassable mountainous terrain near Garmisch, set smugglers' gangs, solve thefts, help accident victims and search for missing people. In this episode, Hans and Toni have been watching for the third week an extreme mountaineer climbing the same peak: the one that forms the border with Austria. They do not yet know that the man is picking up cocaine stored there and handing it over to a stranger in the valley who is part of an international drug ring. Alarm in den Bergen (Alarm in the Mountains) was a German thriller television series that was broadcast on ZDF in 1965.

    Germany / 25 min

    Heisse Grenze

    Armin Dahlen

    • 1963
    • Germany
    • 25 min
    Hans Maussner and Toni Kaiser work for the border police in the Bavarian mountains. They chase murderers through the impassable mountainous terrain near Garmisch, set smugglers' gangs, solve thefts, help accident victims and search for missing people. In this episode, Hans and Toni have been watching for the third week an extreme mountaineer climbing the same peak: the one that forms the border with Austria. They do not yet know that the man is picking up cocaine stored there and handing it over to a stranger in the valley who is part of an international drug ring. Alarm in den Bergen (Alarm in the Mountains) was a German thriller television series that was broadcast on ZDF in 1965.

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    Ausgesetzt

    Ausgesetzt

    Jochen Schmoll (2009)

    Exposed in the full sense of the word, to the coldness, the dangers and the vastness of the almost deserted Baffin Island, Stefan Glowacz, Robert Jasper, Holger Heuber, Klaus Fengler and Mariusz Hoffmann are struggling to reach the Querbitter Fjord with sleds and snow kites. There, a 1.000 meters high rock is reaching to the sky. It has never been climbed before. The team of five will attempt a first ascent that will demand advanced climbing skills and lots of endurance and power. A vertical adventure is waiting for them, full of risks and dangerous rocks.

    Germany / 45 min

    Ausgesetzt

    Jochen Schmoll

    • 2009
    • Germany
    • 45 min
    Exposed in the full sense of the word, to the coldness, the dangers and the vastness of the almost deserted Baffin Island, Stefan Glowacz, Robert Jasper, Holger Heuber, Klaus Fengler and Mariusz Hoffmann are struggling to reach the Querbitter Fjord with sleds and snow kites. There, a 1.000 meters high rock is reaching to the sky. It has never been climbed before. The team of five will attempt a first ascent that will demand advanced climbing skills and lots of endurance and power. A vertical adventure is waiting for them, full of risks and dangerous rocks.

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  • Documentary / Historical

    1953 - Triumpfh am Mount Everest DVD

    1953 - Triumpfh am Mount Everest

    Michaela Petek-Dinges (1999)

    The 10-part series '100 Jahre' (100 years) shows the essential and unforgettable moments of politics, society, and culture from 1900 to 1999. Each episode is nine minutes long, and the fascinating documentary images contain the essence of an exciting and terrible century. This episode focuses on the historical first ascent of Mount Everest by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay in 1953. The documentary collects the testimony of Hillary himself, George Band, member of the 1953 expedition, and Reinhold Messner, the first to conquer the summit without additional oxygen.

    Germany / 10 min

    1953 - Triumpfh am Mount Everest

    Michaela Petek-Dinges, Jens Afflerbach

    • 1999
    • Germany
    • 10 min
    The 10-part series '100 Jahre' (100 years) shows the essential and unforgettable moments of politics, society, and culture from 1900 to 1999. Each episode is nine minutes long, and the fascinating documentary images contain the essence of an exciting and terrible century. This episode focuses on the historical first ascent of Mount Everest by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay in 1953. The documentary collects the testimony of Hillary himself, George Band, member of the 1953 expedition, and Reinhold Messner, the first to conquer the summit without additional oxygen.

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