BELLAVISTA - ABENTEUER JENSEITS DER VERTIKALEN
Austria / 2002 / 27'
IN the winter of 2000 Alexander Huber, a well-known Bavarian alpinist, began climbing the north face of the Cima Ovest. He achieved the first ascent of an ecxeptionally difficult and psychologically chalenging rout, remaining faithful to the ethical principle of not using a drill and expansion bolts. in the summer of 2001 Alexander returns to the Peak to free climb his route despite the precarious conditions. In 20 days he manages to complete the first ascent of the route in redpoint style; the most difficult climb the world, both from a physical and psychological point of view. the filim records both the winter climb and the first "red point" ascent at a grade of XI-. The 50 metre overhang at an altitude of 150 m on the wall made filming difficult and many fixed ropes were required to vary the position of the cinecamera.