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Georges Tairraz

    • USA 
    • B/W sound
    • 49 min 

    Perilous Assignment originally aired on November 6th, 1959 on the TV series Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color. After Walt’s introduction, we were introduced to Gaston Rebuffat, a French mountain guide. In those days it was very uncommon for an outsider to become an official guide of the Alps. That speaks to how talented he was. He would go on to serve as Mountain’s guide and second-unit director. Assignment was promoted as an in-depth study of the art of mountain climbing, but some felt it was more of an hour-long commercial for the soon-to-be-released Mountain. I felt it was a little bit of both. Sure they threw in some behind the scenes footage of the filming of the movie, but there were also a few pretty detailed lessons on how to properly scale a mountain. In fact I will have to steal the tag line from Mountain’s promotional poster and say the climbing footage was BREATHTAKING. Some of the maneuvers Rebuffat performed were simply amazing, as he was accompanied by his much less-skilled yet determined companion, Maurice.

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    • France 
    • Color
    • 93 min 

    Etoiles et tempêtes is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Grandes Jorasses and Piz Badile. It was directed by Gaston Rébuffat in 1955 and produced by Gaston Rébuffat. It features Gaston Rébuffat, Maurice Baquet and Georges Tairraz.

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    • France 
    • B/W silent

    L'Ascension des aiguilles Ravanel et Mummery is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in Aiguille Ravanel and Aiguille Mummery. It was directed by Georges Tairraz in 1924. It features Armand Charlet and Georges Charlet.

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  • Documentary

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