• Short Summary

    Rescue team saves mountaineers in Swiss Alps.

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    Mount Eiger, Switzerland.

    GV. Mountain peak of Eiger in Swiss Alps. GV. From the air, of Eiger. GV. North face of the peak. GV. Showing the people, a rescue party, looking up. Alps in the background. GV. Peak of the mountain with observation plane flying by the North face in search of the mountaineers in trouble. GV. From the aircraft, showing area on face where the men are. GV. Rescue teams on their way up. SV. Men looking from the ground into telescope up to mountain and listening in earphones for reports. GV. Rescue teams still on their way up, pan up to show glacier. SCU. Men looking through telescopes and speaking into microphone, keeping in touch with the rescue party. SV. Team of men clustered around one man who is listening with earphones for reports. GV. Mount Eiger with aircraft still searching. CU. Two men looking through telescope and one seems to have spotted something. GV. Two safety ropes down the mountainside, pan down to show the suspended Stefano Longhi who fell off - it is unclear if he is alive. GV. Search plane flies overhead. GV. From plane of top of Eiger showing rescue teams on top. SV. Sister of Stefano Longhi waiting for news as she stands by the side of a train. CU. Sister as she talks to two people hoping for news of her brother. CU. Claudio Corti on bed in the train after being rescued. SV. One of the German rescuers unloading his equipment. SV. Towards, rescuers carrying equipment. SV. Man with pile of rope on back walking with another man who also has rope. SCU. German rescuer talking to someone, he shakes his head and turns to face the mountain. GV. Mount Eiger.

    (F/G) (Orig. F)

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:05:21:00 / 01:07:01:00

Comments (1)

  1. Unknown user says

    "Men looking from the ground into telescope" - that footage is shot in Kleine Scheidegg, the small hamlet below the Eiger, as is the later footage beside the train.

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