EIGERNORDWAND - AUF DEN SPUREN DER ERSTBESTEIGER
Switzerland / 2002 / 52'
The North of Eiger is without doubt one of the best known impressive and important mountain faces in the Alpine chain, coveted by climbers throughout the world. Unfortunately its fame has been marked with many accidents and great tragedies, especially during the historical period of the first attempts to conquer it. Despite this it still preserves its attraction as a great wall even today. The film focuses on an accurate historical reconstruction, immediately compared with modern alpinism, which gives the spectator an insight to the various situations of danger and technical environmental difficulties that have always distinguished this north face.
Frank Senn worked for twenty years as a journalist and producer for Swiss television on a number of programmes including Time Out, 10vor10, SF Spezial and MTW. He has worked on documentaries, particularly mountaineering and adventure documentaries, for more than ten years. His films have won a host of awards at international film festivals. He is currently working on documentaries for Swiss television. His films include Eiger - auf den Spuren der Erstbesteiger (2002) and Muztagh Ata - Forschung in eisigen Hoehe (2006).