1879/5000 The great north faces of the Alps from a new and surprising perspective. Spectacular pictures from the walls and breathtaking helicopter cineflex aerial shots
With world-famous top climbers
Dark, cold, dismissive, steep: North walls are the epitome of extreme mountaineering. This is especially true for the north faces of Eiger, Matterhorn, Grandes Jorasses, Piz Badile, Greater Pinnacle and Aiguille du Dru they embodied in the 20th century those goals that a mountaineer must have made to be an elite. But these walls have remained playgrounds of extremes to this day.
Six documentaries show the great north faces of the Alps from a new and surprising perspective. World-renowned top mountain climbers such as Robert Jasper, Ueli Steck, Hansjörg Auer, Alexander Huber and Steve House demonstrate climbing art at the highest level with first and sole ascents. Spectacular pictures from the walls and breathtaking helicopter cineflex shots allow the viewer to get up close and personal with the action.
With archival footage and re-enactments, some of which have never been shown before, the dramatic stories of the triumphs and tragedies of these six great north walls are told. The events come to life through interviews with mountaineering legends such as Reinhold Messner, Walter Bonatti, Mark Twight, Kurt Diemberger and Sir Chris Bonington. Modernity and history merge into portraits of spectacular mountain landscapes and people in extreme situations.
Episode 1: Minus 30 Challenge Eiger North Wall Winter Direttissima Episode 2: Lonely peak Alone singers at the Matterhorn Episode 3: By death to life Grandes Jorasses North Face Episode 4: Light and shadow: a tribute to Hermann Buhl Piz Badile northeast wall Episode 5: Borders of the Giant Crevasse North Face & Three Peaks Episode 6: The hiking mountain Dru north wall