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    K2 and the invisible footmen

    Iara Lee (2015)

    Statistically, for every four climbers who summits K2, one of them will die, and the mountain has the second highest fatality rate among the world's highest peaks. 'It's the father of all mountains...one mistake and you're dead', warns one climber. As the climbing season only lasts from May through to August, porters must make enough money in these months to support themselves through the rest of the year. 'It's difficult to make ends meet... there is no other source of income', complains one: of his seven children, he can only afford to send two of them to school.

    USA / 55 min

    K2 and the invisible footmen

    Iara Lee

    • 2015
    • USA
    • 55 min
    Statistically, for every four climbers who summits K2, one of them will die, and the mountain has the second highest fatality rate among the world's highest peaks. 'It's the father of all mountains...one mistake and you're dead', warns one climber. As the climbing season only lasts from May through to August, porters must make enough money in these months to support themselves through the rest of the year. 'It's difficult to make ends meet... there is no other source of income', complains one: of his seven children, he can only afford to send two of them to school.

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  • Docudrama / Chronicle

    The summit

    Nick Ryan (2012)

    K2 is the second-highest peak in the world but is renowned as the most dangerous -- and revered by mountaineers as their ultimate challenge. In August 2008, 18 climbers reached the summit of K2. Forty-eight hours later, 11 people were dead. What happened on that fateful day has never been fully resolved. Utilizing found footage, realistic reenactments, and interviews with survivors, The Summit zigzags back and forth in time, interweaving multiple narrative threads and piecing together events that took place that day—one of the deadliest in mountain-climbing history. With the help of breath-taking cinematography, director Nick Ryan creates a tension-filled, experiential film that will have viewers on the edge of their seats.

    USA, UK, Switzerland, Ireland / 95 min

    The summit

    Nick Ryan

    • 2012
    • USA, UK, Switzerland, Ireland
    • 95 min
    K2 is the second-highest peak in the world but is renowned as the most dangerous -- and revered by mountaineers as their ultimate challenge. In August 2008, 18 climbers reached the summit of K2. Forty-eight hours later, 11 people were dead. What happened on that fateful day has never been fully resolved. Utilizing found footage, realistic reenactments, and interviews with survivors, The Summit zigzags back and forth in time, interweaving multiple narrative threads and piecing together events that took place that day—one of the deadliest in mountain-climbing history. With the help of breath-taking cinematography, director Nick Ryan creates a tension-filled, experiential film that will have viewers on the edge of their seats.

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    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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    Killer crevasse

    Christopher Spencer (2011)

    In June 1992 the mountaineering expedition to Mount Rainier of best friends Jim Davidson and Mike Price goes terribly wrong when Jim falls into an 80 foot crevasse, dragging his partner with him. Jim survives the fall because of Mike slowing it down. Jim has to climb out without Mike, who died of his injuries, or he'll die in the night.

    UK, USA / 45 min

    Killer crevasse

    Christopher Spencer

    • 2011
    • UK, USA
    • 45 min
    In June 1992 the mountaineering expedition to Mount Rainier of best friends Jim Davidson and Mike Price goes terribly wrong when Jim falls into an 80 foot crevasse, dragging his partner with him. Jim survives the fall because of Mike slowing it down. Jim has to climb out without Mike, who died of his injuries, or he'll die in the night.

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    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 / 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

    Mount Hood Crash

    Philippe Denham (2004)

    An expedition to the summit of Mt. Hood takes a violent turn when climbers are swept into a lethal crevasse and the rescue helicopter sent to save them crashes.

    USA / 46 min

    Mount Hood Crash

    Philippe Denham

    • 2004
    • USA
    • 46 min
    An expedition to the summit of Mt. Hood takes a violent turn when climbers are swept into a lethal crevasse and the rescue helicopter sent to save them crashes.

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    Hostage mountain

    Philippe Denham (2004)

    Hostage mountain is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in Kara Suu Valley. It was directed by Philippe Denham in 2004 and produced by GRB Inc.. It is a part of the series Expeditions to the edge. It features Beth Rodden, Tommy Caldwell, John Dickey, Andreas Beckett, Martin Gruber, Will Keir and others.

    USA / 46 min

    Hostage mountain

    Philippe Denham

    • 2004
    • USA
    • 46 min
    Hostage mountain is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in Kara Suu Valley. It was directed by Philippe Denham in 2004 and produced by GRB Inc.. It is a part of the series Expeditions to the edge. It features Beth Rodden, Tommy Caldwell, John Dickey, Andreas Beckett, Martin Gruber, Will Keir and others.

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  • Docudrama / Chronicle

    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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  • 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 / Chronicle

    Into the death zone

    Into the death zone

    Gareth Johnson (2012)

    Seconds From Disaster is an American documentary television series that first broadcast in 2004 on the National Geographic Channel. The program investigates historically relevant man-made and natural disasters. Each episode aims to explain a single incident by analyzing the causes and circumstances that ultimately affected the disaster. The series uses re-enactments, interviews, testimonies, and CGI to analyze the sequence of events second-by-second for the audience. On this episode, the series reveals the contributing factors to that made the 11th of May, 1996 the most deadly day on Everest.

    UK, USA / 45 min

    Into the death zone

    Gareth Johnson

    • 2012
    • UK, USA
    • 45 min
    Seconds From Disaster is an American documentary television series that first broadcast in 2004 on the National Geographic Channel. The program investigates historically relevant man-made and natural disasters. Each episode aims to explain a single incident by analyzing the causes and circumstances that ultimately affected the disaster. The series uses re-enactments, interviews, testimonies, and CGI to analyze the sequence of events second-by-second for the audience. On this episode, the series reveals the contributing factors to that made the 11th of May, 1996 the most deadly day on Everest.

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    Eiger Nordwand

    Eiger Nordwand

    Gerhard Baur (2000)

    The two young Allgäu climbers Holger Wendel and Thomas Burger enter the infamous Eiger North Wall without informing anyone. A sudden fall in the weather in the middle of the wall puts them in an icy inferno: lightning, avalanches and cold. On a small heel, they wait nine days for the ever-closer death. Gerhard Baur, who accidentally discovers the tent of the two mountaineers left at the foot of the wall, sets a rescue operation in motion, as if by a miracle both survive. In his film, Baur reconstructs the real events.

    Germany / 43 min

    Eiger Nordwand

    Gerhard Baur

    • 2000
    • Germany
    • 43 min
    The two young Allgäu climbers Holger Wendel and Thomas Burger enter the infamous Eiger North Wall without informing anyone. A sudden fall in the weather in the middle of the wall puts them in an icy inferno: lightning, avalanches and cold. On a small heel, they wait nine days for the ever-closer death. Gerhard Baur, who accidentally discovers the tent of the two mountaineers left at the foot of the wall, sets a rescue operation in motion, as if by a miracle both survive. In his film, Baur reconstructs the real events.

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