Eiger : wall of death / producers, Steve Robinson, Gwenllian Hughes ; directed by Steve Robinson
- London, England : BBC Worldwide, 2010.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (53 minutes)
- Additional Creators:
- Robinson, Steve (Filmmaker), Hughes, Gwenllian, Indusfilms, and BBC Worldwide Ltd
- Language Note:
- In English.
- The Eiger in Switzerland is no ordinary mountain. Not only is it home to Europe's largest glacier and the world's highest railway, but its famous North Face - known ominously as the 'Death Wall' - remains one of the toughest challenges for climbers the world over, and is becoming increasingly lethal to climb. Countless climbers have fallen to their icy graves here, yet despite its grim reputation, the Eiger remains 'The Big One', the one all mountaineers want to tame. In this dazzling film, the rich history of the North Face is told through interviews with mountaineering greats Sir Chris Bonington, Ueli Steck, Stephen Venables and Andy Cave, and combined with a contemporary journey up the North Face by top British climber Kenton Cool. Drawing on rich archive footage, amazing time-lapse photography, stunning cinematography and dramatic narrative, it captures the very essence of the Eiger, its unique personality and its impact on the people who climb it and live in its awesome shadow.
- Digital File Characteristics:
- video file
- Title from resource description page (viewed February 14, 2019).
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