Tragedy & Triumph 1966

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Full title reads: "Eiger. Tragedy & Triumph".

Switzerland. The North Face of the Eiger Mountain is conquered, but not without casualties.

GV Pan the north face of the Eiger. Air view the summit, with climbers up there. GV The north face.

GV The church at Leysin where the...

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Cataloguer:
Mark
Stock:
Black & White
Sound:
Sound
Media URN:
33250
Sort Number:
66/026
Time in/Out:
01:13:49:00 / 01:15:27:00
Canister:
66/26
Film ID:
1799.09
Issue Date:
31/03/1966

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  • The fifth climber in the team, not currently documented, was Gunther Strobel.

    "Crowd outside hotel" - these scenes take place in Kleine Scheidegg, the small hamlet beneath the Eiger.

    At 01:23, the bearded man with the camera round his neck looks like British mountaineer Chris Bonington, who was filming the climb for the Daily Telegraph. But I'm willing to be proved wrong on that!

    jamied 23rd Aug 2012

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