NANGA PARBAT, IL GIGANTE BIANCO
ABELE BLANC, GUIDO RAIMONDO
Italy / 2002 / 34'
The voice of a young porter echoes in the silence of the natural majesty of Djiamir, in Pakistan. A passionate and intense melody, the voice modulated on far-off words, the harmonious song of one who seeks absolute fusion: “the immense valley is impartial, whoever shouts will find an echo there”. And it is the valley of Djiamir that receives the voice of Abele Blanc, accompanied by Christian Kuntner and Stephan Paul Andres. Engaged in the challenge of the 14 eight thousand metre peaks on earth, Blanc is at the foot of his thirteenth giant: Nanga Parbat, 8163 m. Treacherous screes, seracs, deep cracks, fresh snow. The dangers are many, up here you can meet death at any time.