France / 1986 / 52'
For the first time a man, Jean Louis Etienne called Papy reaches the North Pole alone and on foot. He was taken by plane to a certain point and from there continued without anyone to help him. 63 days march across the ice-pack of the Arctic Ocean to the pole and back. On his return he says it was just a question of will power. He achieved it because he used his head rather than his legs.
In his long career as a director he has produced around fifty documentaries for television dedicated to mountains around the world. He has also made numerous works for the cinema, including “Momo le doyen” (2007), “Expérience africaine” (2009) and “La Pépinière du désert” (2011).