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    Eagle Rock

    Henry Geddes (1964)

    A healthy dose of fresh air, a few risky situations and good-natured pranks make this Children Film Foundation film a most enjoyable watch. David is a stubborn London teenager with a sense of his own superiority. Spending a couple of weeks at a boys-only youth club in the Lake District, he gets frustrated when forbidden to climb a local mountain - due to a protected eagle nesting at the top - and plots a secret ascent. What could go wrong?

    UK / 62 min

    Eagle Rock

    Henry Geddes

    • 1964
    • UK
    • 62 min
    A healthy dose of fresh air, a few risky situations and good-natured pranks make this Children Film Foundation film a most enjoyable watch. David is a stubborn London teenager with a sense of his own superiority. Spending a couple of weeks at a boys-only youth club in the Lake District, he gets frustrated when forbidden to climb a local mountain - due to a protected eagle nesting at the top - and plots a secret ascent. What could go wrong?

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Das Berg-Wunder von Tirol

    Saskia Weisheit (2014)

    Manfred Walter made headlines when he was found in a crevasse in the Tyrolean Alps six days after his fall - and alive. Unbelievable even for experts, because there has never been anything like this in the whole world before. Exclusively for 'Terra Xpress' Manfred Walter once again follows in the footsteps of his martyrdom. Extreme mountaineer Reinhold Messner, who comments on the events in the Alps, is part of this 'Terra Xpress' programme. In order to uncover the mystery of such a long survival in the ice, 'Terra Xpress' presenter Dirk Steffens, together with mountaineer Rolf Widerhofer, dares a delicate experiment in an artificial crevasse under medical supervision.

    Germany / 29 min

    Das Berg-Wunder von Tirol

    Saskia Weisheit

    • 2014
    • Germany
    • 29 min
    Manfred Walter made headlines when he was found in a crevasse in the Tyrolean Alps six days after his fall - and alive. Unbelievable even for experts, because there has never been anything like this in the whole world before. Exclusively for 'Terra Xpress' Manfred Walter once again follows in the footsteps of his martyrdom. Extreme mountaineer Reinhold Messner, who comments on the events in the Alps, is part of this 'Terra Xpress' programme. In order to uncover the mystery of such a long survival in the ice, 'Terra Xpress' presenter Dirk Steffens, together with mountaineer Rolf Widerhofer, dares a delicate experiment in an artificial crevasse under medical supervision.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

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    Magnetic Mountains

    Steve Wakeford (2017)

    In October 2014, Steve Wakeford, a sports broadcast editor, fell 70 metres whilst climbing a mountain known as Les Petites Jorasses in the French Alps. It was a fall that required him to be airlifted out of the mountains suffering from a number of serious injuries and resulted in him being temporarily left in a wheelchair - he is lucky to be alive. At the start of a long journey of rehabilitation, he began to ask himself some serious questions - 'Regardless of injury or trauma, why are we drawn to the mountains in the first place? Is risk an essential part of what we do? Perhaps most importantly, why is it that I am planning to climb the same route from which I fell?'

    France, UK / 86 min

    Magnetic Mountains

    Steve Wakeford

    • 2017
    • France, UK
    • 86 min
    In October 2014, Steve Wakeford, a sports broadcast editor, fell 70 metres whilst climbing a mountain known as Les Petites Jorasses in the French Alps. It was a fall that required him to be airlifted out of the mountains suffering from a number of serious injuries and resulted in him being temporarily left in a wheelchair - he is lucky to be alive. At the start of a long journey of rehabilitation, he began to ask himself some serious questions - 'Regardless of injury or trauma, why are we drawn to the mountains in the first place? Is risk an essential part of what we do? Perhaps most importantly, why is it that I am planning to climb the same route from which I fell?'

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Lekarze w Górach

    Lekarze w Górach

    Jerzy Porębski (2017)

    The film features doctors cooperating with TOPR, who have experience in rescue expeditions in the Tatra Mountains and Himalayas, where they found themselves equipped with Tatra experience, but also those whose experience concerns only the highest mountains. The future of mountain medicine will be told by medical rescuers, who play an increasingly important role in modern mountain rescue. A separate chapter is the participation of outstanding Himalayan mountaineers, who will talk about the role of doctors from their point of view of the patient and colleague from the expedition, but also the victims of frostbite.

    Poland / 65 min

    Lekarze w Górach

    Jerzy Porębski

    • 2017
    • Poland
    • 65 min
    The film features doctors cooperating with TOPR, who have experience in rescue expeditions in the Tatra Mountains and Himalayas, where they found themselves equipped with Tatra experience, but also those whose experience concerns only the highest mountains. The future of mountain medicine will be told by medical rescuers, who play an increasingly important role in modern mountain rescue. A separate chapter is the participation of outstanding Himalayan mountaineers, who will talk about the role of doctors from their point of view of the patient and colleague from the expedition, but also the victims of frostbite.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    First up the Face

    Mark Dyson (2004)

    Three highly skilled Canadian climbers look to become the first to scale Mount Stevens' immense, daunting northeast face. It's an incredibly dangerous route, where one mistake can take someone's life. A film by Mark Dyson.

    UK / 24 min

    First up the Face

    Mark Dyson

    • 2004
    • UK
    • 24 min
    Three highly skilled Canadian climbers look to become the first to scale Mount Stevens' immense, daunting northeast face. It's an incredibly dangerous route, where one mistake can take someone's life. A film by Mark Dyson.

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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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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Climbing catastrophe

    Climbing catastrophe

    Rachel Bowering (2010)

    Fourth episode of the BBC series Helicopter Heroes. A climber falls and breaks his leg halfway up a cliff face, a golfer saves his father with first aid skills learnt from a TV drama and in the Yorkshire Dales snow puts the emergency services on the skids.

    UK / 43 min

    Climbing catastrophe

    Rachel Bowering

    • 2010
    • UK
    • 43 min
    Fourth episode of the BBC series Helicopter Heroes. A climber falls and breaks his leg halfway up a cliff face, a golfer saves his father with first aid skills learnt from a TV drama and in the Yorkshire Dales snow puts the emergency services on the skids.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Wettlauf mit dem tod

    Wettlauf mit dem tod

    Horst Bergmann (1970)

    Original documentary of the story told in the Reinhold Messner's film 'Still alive - Drama am mt. Kenya'. 5th of September 1970 – Oswald Ölz and Gert Judmaier, two young Austrian mountaineers have just climbed the summit of Mount Kenya, the second highest mountain of Africa, and descend via the northern ridge. Suddenly a stone breaks out of the wall, and Judmaier falls. He seriously hurt his leg, and there is no chance to rescue the injured climber quickly. But then, a unique rescue operation starts. A story of will power, trust and endurance.

    Germany

    Wettlauf mit dem tod

    Horst Bergmann

    • 1970
    • Germany
    Original documentary of the story told in the Reinhold Messner's film 'Still alive - Drama am mt. Kenya'. 5th of September 1970 – Oswald Ölz and Gert Judmaier, two young Austrian mountaineers have just climbed the summit of Mount Kenya, the second highest mountain of Africa, and descend via the northern ridge. Suddenly a stone breaks out of the wall, and Judmaier falls. He seriously hurt his leg, and there is no chance to rescue the injured climber quickly. But then, a unique rescue operation starts. A story of will power, trust and endurance.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Un hiver avec les sauveteurs du Mont-Blanc

    Nicolas Moscara (2012)

    In winter, the Mont-Blanc massif attracts thousands of skiers, hikers and mountaineers. For some, the stay turned into a tragedy, requiring the intervention of the men of the high mountain gendarmerie platoon of Chamonix. During a winter, Nicolas Moscara followed these professionals, using cameras placed on their helmets to obtain spectacular and original images. Thus, he filmed rescues deep in the mountain: the descent into hell of Rino, trapped for 24 hours in a crevasse or the miraculous rescue of Michael, an American skier who fell in the heart of the glacier.

    France / 54 min

    Un hiver avec les sauveteurs du Mont-Blanc

    Nicolas Moscara

    • 2012
    • France
    • 54 min
    In winter, the Mont-Blanc massif attracts thousands of skiers, hikers and mountaineers. For some, the stay turned into a tragedy, requiring the intervention of the men of the high mountain gendarmerie platoon of Chamonix. During a winter, Nicolas Moscara followed these professionals, using cameras placed on their helmets to obtain spectacular and original images. Thus, he filmed rescues deep in the mountain: the descent into hell of Rino, trapped for 24 hours in a crevasse or the miraculous rescue of Michael, an American skier who fell in the heart of the glacier.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    SOS am Piz Palü

    SOS am Piz Palü

    Roman Brodmann (1981)

    For three weeks Roman Brodmann's team filmed from a second helicopter and on the ground the missions that Ueli Bärfuss flew from the Rega base Samedan. Brodmann introduces the 'Alpenboom', the development of mass tourism, using the example of the massively mounted Piz Palü - 'the white wave at the Piz Palü', as it calories. Brodmann speaks the comment himself. In a typical long-term attitude he flies the Palügrat with all the climbers.

    Germany / 44 min

    SOS am Piz Palü

    Roman Brodmann

    • 1981
    • Germany
    • 44 min
    For three weeks Roman Brodmann's team filmed from a second helicopter and on the ground the missions that Ueli Bärfuss flew from the Rega base Samedan. Brodmann introduces the 'Alpenboom', the development of mass tourism, using the example of the massively mounted Piz Palü - 'the white wave at the Piz Palü', as it calories. Brodmann speaks the comment himself. In a typical long-term attitude he flies the Palügrat with all the climbers.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

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    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 / Chronicle

    Pura vida - Nur das Überleben zählt

    Pura vida - Nur das Überleben zählt

    Migueltxo Molina (2015)

    Shortened version for the Bergewlten series of the Spanish documentary 'The ridge'. On the south face of Annapurna, at 7,400 metres, Iñaki Ochoa de Olza is dying. His rope companion sounds the alarm. And, from the other side of the world, the biggest rescue attempt in the history of the Himalayas gets underway. For four days a dozen men including some of the best mountaineers in the world, from ten countries, set out to try to rescue their stricken comrade. Even beyond his peaks Iñaki is an exceptional man. As exceptional as the rescue attempt itself and the men who risked their lives to save him. Exceptional because their one driving rule is to live. To live in the only way possible: with pure intensity and honesty.

    Spain / 52 min

    Pura vida - Nur das Überleben zählt

    Migueltxo Molina, Pablo Iraburu

    • 2015
    • Spain
    • 52 min
    Shortened version for the Bergewlten series of the Spanish documentary 'The ridge'. On the south face of Annapurna, at 7,400 metres, Iñaki Ochoa de Olza is dying. His rope companion sounds the alarm. And, from the other side of the world, the biggest rescue attempt in the history of the Himalayas gets underway. For four days a dozen men including some of the best mountaineers in the world, from ten countries, set out to try to rescue their stricken comrade. Even beyond his peaks Iñaki is an exceptional man. As exceptional as the rescue attempt itself and the men who risked their lives to save him. Exceptional because their one driving rule is to live. To live in the only way possible: with pure intensity and honesty.

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