LE CONCERTO D'ALASKA
France / 1982 / 39'
An expedition in Alaska, on the difficult south wall of Mount McKinley, the highest peak - 6240 metres - in Nort America. Seven French mountaineers, one a woman, reflect on the climb of the "Cassin rock spur" ten years later.
Bernard Germain graduated from the Paris Sorbonne University; he is a mountain guide. He runs La Montagne et l'Alpinisme, the magazine of the French Alpine Club. He has made several films which have influenced mountain cinema, including Annapurna - 1.er 8000 à ski, Un pic pour Lénin, Le concerto d'Alaska, winning the City of Trento Grand Prize in 1983, and Désire d'Everest, which won the Golden Gentian for Best Mountaineering Film in 1991.