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JEAN AFANASSIEFF
France / 1981 / 29'
LES NUAGES DU KARAKORUM
JEAN AFANASSIEFF
France / 1981 / 29'

The journey and adventures of Yannick Seigneur, Jean Afanassief and two German climbers, Reinhard Karl and Martin Goetz on the Baltoro glacier in the Himalayas. The excursion lasted two months during which these men made several attempts on the very dangerous south wall of K2. A "crazy line" with many avalanches which in the long run forces them to give up.

Director

JEAN AFANASSIEFF

Jean Afanassieff is a French mountaineer, director, cameraman and producer. He has made 11 films that have featured and won awards at major mountain film festivals, including Trento, Banff, San Sebastian, Les Diablerets, Graz, Katowice, Telluride, La Plagne, Antibes, and Autrans. In 1978, he became the first French mountaineer to climb Everest. In 1979, he set a new world record for high-altitude downhill skiing (8,300 metres). He has taken part in a range of expeditions, including the first ascent of Mont Ross (Kerguelen Islands) and the first ascent of the north face of Mount Fitz Roy (Patagonia). His love of mountaineering and the mountains led him to become a mountain guide and technical consultant. In 1991, he was a jury member of the international TrentoFilmfestival.

Awards

MENZIONE SPECIALE GIURIA
Ed. 1982

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