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Title Eiger: Wall Of Death / Director: Robinson, Steve
Published Australia : ABC2, 2012
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Summary In 1858, three men stood on the peak of Eiger. They were the first people to conquer the Swiss mountain. If the Eiger was any ordinary mountain, then this might have been the summit of its fame, but since that climb, the reputation of the Eiger has grown.The setting of the mountain is, in itself, central to any ideas of tourism. At its feet is Interlaken, where the package tour and skiing holiday was born. On the neighbouring peak is Europe's highest railway station, an epic feat of engineering and a monument to an alpine tourism craze.However, it's the Eiger's North Face, the Nordwand, that has assured it legendary status, because while the summit was conquered in 1858, the North Face was not and wouldn't be for another 80 years.The names on the face speak of its grizzly and heroic history - the Death Bivouac, the Difficult Crack, Brittle Ledges and the Traverse of the Gods. Yet despite its grim reputation, the Eiger remains 'The Big One', the one all mountaineers want to tame.PRODUCTION DETAILS:Producers Genillian Hughes and Steve Robinson (Tribe, The Man Who Jumped to Earth, Everest ER). An Indus Film production for BBC
Event Broadcast 2012-04-11 at 20:35:00
Notes Classification: PG
Subject Mountaineering accidents.
Mountaineering expeditions.
Search and rescue operations.
Switzerland -- Eiger.
Form Streaming video
Author Robinson, Steve, director
Bonington, Chris, contributor
Brodie, Neil, contributor
Cool, Kenton, contributor
Venables, Stephen, contributor