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    • UK 
    • Color
    • 25 min 

    Climbers Joe Simpson and Ian Whittaker set out from Chamonix to climb the Aiguille du Dru’s famous Bonatti Pillar. An unplanned night on the wall turns into a life-threatening tragedy.

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    • Switzerland / Germany / France 
    • Color
    • 60 min 

    Recreation of the Whymper's ascent.

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    • Germany 
    • Color
    • 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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    • Belgium 
    • B/W sound
    • 33 min 

    Three mountaineers making the ascent of the Mont Blanc, seen through the eyes of a great “fictionalist of nature” (Léonardo Quaresima). One of the first films about high mountains with Roger Frison-Roche and magnificent music by Maurice Jaubert.

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    • France 
    • Color
    • 15 min 

    In high places, death sometimes seems a strange comedy indeed.

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    • Poland 
    • B/W sound
    • 20 min 

    A long-forgotten Polish film made in 1967 won the grand prize at the Banff Mountain Film Festival. Odwrót (“Retreat”) recreates an anonymous climber’s epic solo descent after a mountaineering accident. Filmed in black and white in Poland’s Tatra Mountains by director Jerzy Surdel,

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    • UK 
    • Color
    • 25 min 

    Having scaled Everest, Doug Scott craved new adventures and so tackled the unclimbed "Ogre" in the wild mountains of Pakistan, crawling through blizzards with two broken ankles to survive.

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    • UK 
    • Color
    • 4 min 

    This film shows one of the last alpine challenges. The climbers want to conquer an up to now un-climbed staircase in a totally normal office building. The highest level is an absolutely unspectacular goal – nonetheless the alpinists take the challenge very seriously. The ascent is painfull and tough but the climbers work round to the highest level constantly from one landing to the next. A parody of all the alpine documentaries of this world with true english humor.

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    • UK / USA 
    • Color
    • 45 min 

    In January 1999, Jamie Andrew and his friend Jamie Fisher are trapped on a ledge in the French Alps when a surprise snowstorm blows in. Because of the harsh weather, the rescue helicopter can't land which leaves Fisher dead and Andrew a frostbite.

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    • USA / UK 
    • Color
    • 45 min 

    In June 1992 the mountaineering expedition 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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Found films (2801)

Original title Year Dir / Prod Locations Genres
Picture Film data Locations
Hanging by a thread 1995 Leo Dickinson, HTV, Lifetime Broadcast Les Drus Docudrama
Hanging by a thread Les Drus
Le Cervin 1986 Jerzy Surdel, RTS, Telfrance, Sotel S.A., SWR, SRF, BR Matterhorn Docudrama
Le Cervin Matterhorn
Die Eiger-Nordwand tragödie 1936 1981 Gerhard Baur, Sudwestfunk, SRF, BR, Gerhard Baur Films Eiger Docudrama
Die Eiger-Nordwand tragödie 1936 Eiger
Trois vies et une corde 1933 Henri Storck, IFA Mont Blanc Massif Drama
Trois vies et une corde Mont Blanc M...
La Maison Bourgenew 1990 Claude Andrieux, Chromatiques, France 3 Drama
La Maison Bourgenew
Odwrot 1968 Jerzy Surdel, Studio Małych Form Filmowych Eastern Tatras Drama
Odwrot Eastern Tatras
Grappling with the Ogre 1995 Leo Dickinson, HTV, Lifetime Broadcast The Ogre Docudrama
Grappling with the Ogre The Ogre
Touching the stairs 2008 James Alexander, Do the Green Thing Drama
Touching the stairs
Death climb 2010 Christopher Spencer, Darlow Smithson Productions Les Droites Docudrama
Death climb Les Droites
Killer crevasse 2011 Christopher Spencer, Darlow Smithson Productions Mount Rainier Docudrama
Killer crevasse Mount Rainier