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    Die Eiger-Nordwand Tragödie 1936

    Die Eiger-Nordwand Tragödie 1936

    Gerhard Baur (1981)

    In 1936, in the Alps, only the Eiger North Wall still had to be climbed. Standing 1800 metres high, it was certainly the highest but also the most dangerous and difficult of the big inviolate walls. In 1935, two Bavarian alpinists from Munich lost their lives trying to reach the top. In 1936, two German soldiers, Toni Kurz and Andreas Interstoisser, made an attempt despite their commander's order not to do so. The attempt turned into a tragedy in which, not only the two Germans lost their lives, but also two Austrian companions who had joined them by chance.

    Germany / 91 min

    Die Eiger-Nordwand Tragödie 1936

    Gerhard Baur

    • 1981
    • Germany
    • 91 min
    In 1936, in the Alps, only the Eiger North Wall still had to be climbed. Standing 1800 metres high, it was certainly the highest but also the most dangerous and difficult of the big inviolate walls. In 1935, two Bavarian alpinists from Munich lost their lives trying to reach the top. In 1936, two German soldiers, Toni Kurz and Andreas Interstoisser, made an attempt despite their commander's order not to do so. The attempt turned into a tragedy in which, not only the two Germans lost their lives, but also two Austrian companions who had joined them by chance.

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  • Docudrama / Chronicle

    First date nightmare Vod

    First date nightmare

    Simon George (2011)

    Two climbers, Jeremy Colenso and Rachel Kelsey, go on a first date climbing in the Swiss Alps. They nearly summit a mountain, but are stopped by ice. A massive storm has formed in the valley below, and the climbers are forced to descend through the treacherous conditions. They end up trapped on a ledge waiting to be rescued.

    UK, USA / 45 min

    First date nightmare

    Simon George

    • 2011
    • UK, USA
    • 45 min
    Two climbers, Jeremy Colenso and Rachel Kelsey, go on a first date climbing in the Swiss Alps. They nearly summit a mountain, but are stopped by ice. A massive storm has formed in the valley below, and the climbers are forced to descend through the treacherous conditions. They end up trapped on a ledge waiting to be rescued.

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  • Docudrama / Chronicle

    Death climb Vod

    Death climb

    Christopher Spencer (2010)

    In January 1999 Jamie Andrew and his friend Jamie Fisher got caught in a storm after having climbed the north face of Les Droites in the Mont Blanc massif. Having made it up the north face the two men were beset by snow, winds of 90 mph and temperatures of -30 °C, during 5 days. On the last night Fisher died of hypothermia. Despite having developed frostbite, Andrew survived the experience, being helicoptered off the mountain by the French rescue services.

    UK, USA / 45 min

    Death climb

    Christopher Spencer

    • 2010
    • UK, USA
    • 45 min
    In January 1999 Jamie Andrew and his friend Jamie Fisher got caught in a storm after having climbed the north face of Les Droites in the Mont Blanc massif. Having made it up the north face the two men were beset by snow, winds of 90 mph and temperatures of -30 °C, during 5 days. On the last night Fisher died of hypothermia. Despite having developed frostbite, Andrew survived the experience, being helicoptered off the mountain by the French rescue services.

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  • Docudrama / Chronicle

    Left for dead on Everest Vod

    Left for dead on Everest

    Neil Rawles (2011)

    Australian mountaineer Lincoln Hall attempted to climb Everest in 1984 but didn't reach the summit. Now, 22 years later, he has a second chance. Despite his age, Lincoln fulfils his lifelong dream, but on the descent is struck by a deadly form of altitude sickness known as a cerebral oedema. Unable to climb and suffering from hypothermia, Lincoln is left for dead at 28,000ft. During the night, when his death already announced, Lincoln awakens and that morning is found by Dan Mazur and his group of climbers during their summit attempt.

    UK, USA / 45 min

    Left for dead on Everest

    Neil Rawles

    • 2011
    • UK, USA
    • 45 min
    Australian mountaineer Lincoln Hall attempted to climb Everest in 1984 but didn't reach the summit. Now, 22 years later, he has a second chance. Despite his age, Lincoln fulfils his lifelong dream, but on the descent is struck by a deadly form of altitude sickness known as a cerebral oedema. Unable to climb and suffering from hypothermia, Lincoln is left for dead at 28,000ft. During the night, when his death already announced, Lincoln awakens and that morning is found by Dan Mazur and his group of climbers during their summit attempt.

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  • Docudrama / Recreation

    Le Cervin

    Jerzy Surdel (1986)

    Recreation of the first ascent of the Matterhorn on 14 July 1865. Four of the seven men led by the Englishman Edward Whymper lost their lives in the attempt, and the story of Zermatt and the tragedy on the Matterhorn was soon on everyone’s lips. The rope connecting Edward Whymper and local guides Peter Taugwalder and his son to the rest of the unfortunate rope group, broke during the descent.

    France, Germany, Switzerland / 60 min

    Le Cervin

    Jerzy Surdel

    • 1986
    • France, Germany, Switzerland
    • 60 min
    Recreation of the first ascent of the Matterhorn on 14 July 1865. Four of the seven men led by the Englishman Edward Whymper lost their lives in the attempt, and the story of Zermatt and the tragedy on the Matterhorn was soon on everyone’s lips. The rope connecting Edward Whymper and local guides Peter Taugwalder and his son to the rest of the unfortunate rope group, broke during the descent.

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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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  • Docudrama / Historical

    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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    Slaydies

    Tara Kerzhner (2018)

    Slaydies /slādēz/ noun – Ladies who slay, otherwise known as female climbers who crush while bringing as much joy to climbing as they do progress for women in the sport. In the fall of 2017, three pro climbers and two videographers traveled to Mallorca to sport climb, deep-water solo, and experience the overwhelming psych of having an all-female crew. Although Emily Harrington, Paige Claassen, and Margo Hayes, all grew up in the climbing scene near Boulder, Colorado, they had never done a climbing trip together just for fun.

    USA / 9 min

    Slaydies

    Tara Kerzhner

    • 2018
    • USA
    • 9 min
    Slaydies /slādēz/ noun – Ladies who slay, otherwise known as female climbers who crush while bringing as much joy to climbing as they do progress for women in the sport. In the fall of 2017, three pro climbers and two videographers traveled to Mallorca to sport climb, deep-water solo, and experience the overwhelming psych of having an all-female crew. Although Emily Harrington, Paige Claassen, and Margo Hayes, all grew up in the climbing scene near Boulder, Colorado, they had never done a climbing trip together just for fun.

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  • Docudrama / Biographical

    Manaslu - Berg der Seelen Vod

    Manaslu - Berg der Seelen

    Gerald Salmina (2018)

    Hans Kammerlander crowned Manaslu in 2017, along with Stephan Keck, and skied down through a new route. That’s the way these two great mountaineers found redemption after the tragedies they went through on that same mountain years before. With archive footage, interviews and magnific dramatic reconstructions, the film goes through Kammerlander’s greatest achievements and his most painful losses. He is one of the greatest alpinists in history, who keeps asking himself how and why he survived while his best friends passed away in the mountain.

    Austria / 123 min

    Manaslu - Berg der Seelen

    Gerald Salmina

    • 2018
    • Austria
    • 123 min
    Hans Kammerlander crowned Manaslu in 2017, along with Stephan Keck, and skied down through a new route. That’s the way these two great mountaineers found redemption after the tragedies they went through on that same mountain years before. With archive footage, interviews and magnific dramatic reconstructions, the film goes through Kammerlander’s greatest achievements and his most painful losses. He is one of the greatest alpinists in history, who keeps asking himself how and why he survived while his best friends passed away in the mountain.

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  • Docudrama / Historical

    Everest, adventure at the top of the world

    Christopher Rowley (2007)

    This episode of 'History happened here' remembers the first successful ascent to Mount Everest. Edmund Hillary and the Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, were the first men to reach the top of the world and return. Their final ascent, including the famous 'Hillary Step' rock climb, is presented with both documentary and reenacted footage. The series, narrated by Star Treks Leonard Nimoy, tells outstanding historical facts through both archival footage and vivid reenactments, capturing the full emotion and drama of this earth-shaping, often life-shattering events.

    USA / 11 min

    Everest, adventure at the top of the world

    Christopher Rowley

    • 2007
    • USA
    • 11 min
    This episode of 'History happened here' remembers the first successful ascent to Mount Everest. Edmund Hillary and the Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, were the first men to reach the top of the world and return. Their final ascent, including the famous 'Hillary Step' rock climb, is presented with both documentary and reenacted footage. The series, narrated by Star Treks Leonard Nimoy, tells outstanding historical facts through both archival footage and vivid reenactments, capturing the full emotion and drama of this earth-shaping, often life-shattering events.

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  • Docudrama / Docudrama

    Devil's Tower Nat'l Park

    Devil's Tower Nat'l Park

    (1979)

    This ABC 1979 Wide World of Sports program covered George Willig's Devil's Tower climb in Wyoming: a free climb of Devil's Tower's 700-foot face. ABC's Wide World of Sports was an American sports anthology television program that aired on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) from April 29, 1961 to January 3, 1998, primarily on Saturday afternoons.

    USA

    Devil's Tower Nat'l Park


    • 1979
    • USA
    This ABC 1979 Wide World of Sports program covered George Willig's Devil's Tower climb in Wyoming: a free climb of Devil's Tower's 700-foot face. ABC's Wide World of Sports was an American sports anthology television program that aired on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) from April 29, 1961 to January 3, 1998, primarily on Saturday afternoons.

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  • Docudrama / Chronicle

    Das Wunder vom Dachstein

    Das Wunder vom Dachstein

    Fritz Kalteis (2017)

    In autumn 1985, an American member of the armed forces, Kenneth T. Czichowicz falls from the Dachstein Mountain and lies, badly injured, on the edge of the glacier. Twenty days and 19 nights cold, hungry, desperate and hallucinating, before he was finally found, more dead than alive. More than three decades later, his son Casey sets off to the Dachstein, tracing the footsteps of his father, which had nearly made him a half-orphan. Instead, it became worldwide famous as the 'Dachstein miracle'. The film starts with the victim’s desperate attempt to gain the attention of a snow-cat driver. At this moment, Kenneth had already survived two weeks after his fall on the edge of the ice, and vainly he had hoped to be discovered. Suffering incredible pains, he drags himself to a place, from where he thinks he must be seen – but in vain.

    Austria / 90 min

    Das Wunder vom Dachstein

    Fritz Kalteis

    • 2017
    • Austria
    • 90 min
    In autumn 1985, an American member of the armed forces, Kenneth T. Czichowicz falls from the Dachstein Mountain and lies, badly injured, on the edge of the glacier. Twenty days and 19 nights cold, hungry, desperate and hallucinating, before he was finally found, more dead than alive. More than three decades later, his son Casey sets off to the Dachstein, tracing the footsteps of his father, which had nearly made him a half-orphan. Instead, it became worldwide famous as the 'Dachstein miracle'. The film starts with the victim’s desperate attempt to gain the attention of a snow-cat driver. At this moment, Kenneth had already survived two weeks after his fall on the edge of the ice, and vainly he had hoped to be discovered. Suffering incredible pains, he drags himself to a place, from where he thinks he must be seen – but in vain.

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