During two months in the summer Sepp takes the cattle to the high pastures at the foot of the Tre Cime, rocky wind-beaten place, crossed by a waterfall. Sepp has a dream: once in his life he would like to climb the peak of the Tre Cime and observe his world from above. Hugo Reider is the owner of the local Locatelli Refuge on the Tre Cime. He is a hiker and collector of surplus ordnance left in the area during the First World War. The South Tyrolean chief commander and mountaineer Sepp Innerkofler fell right at the foot of the Tre Cime in 1915. In January 1963 Reiner Kauschke and his two friends climbed the Direttissima of the North wall of Cima Grande di Lavaredo. Since then he has climbed the beloved summit 150 more times. This film tells of the passions of the three different men, bound by the same “rock myth”.
He was born in Ultimo in the province of Bolzano in 1954. He graduated at the School of Art of Ortisei in Val Gardena. In 1975 he moved to Munich where he attended the Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen, where he took his degree in 1981. Since then he has worked as a writer and director, mainly for the Bayerisches Fernsehen, in about seventy documentaries including: Der harte Weg zum weissen Stein, Der Kreuzgang der Ladiner, Tonino Guerra-Kaffee der Schwebt, Im Ultental, Ein Besuch daheim, Juval oder alles Liebe Reinhold, Die Brenta e Die Gletscher des Adamello. Das Kalb Iin der Kuh und das Korn in der Kist. Ein Bergbauernjahr im Ultental participated in TrentoFilmfestival in 2007.