Balloons racing over the Alps in Switzerland during the International balloon week.
GV. Balloons being prepared for flight at Murren in Switzerland. LV. Crowd gathered round balloon basket. SV. Cameraman gets into basket and prepares to film. LV. Balloon goes up, the pilot Hermann Scheer throwing ballast out. AV. Shot of crowds from the balloon as it rises. GV. Balloons in the valley, pan up to our balloon "D-Bernina" rising. AV. Village of Murren from the balloon, pan up to Alps, on the right is the North Eiger. GV. Balloon rising above the mountains. SV. Herman Scheer looking over the edge of the basket at the mountains in background. GV. Pan, formation of jet planes fly past. LV. The balloon above us. GV. Thick cloud below the basket. SV. Altimeters. CU. Pilot writing postcards. GV. The Alps. LV. As the balloon comes down, people running to catch the landing ropes. SV. Pan, the pilot pulling the rope which releases gas from the balloon. TS. Men pulling the balloon down by the landing rope. CU. The pilot Hermann Scheer. LV. The balloon deflating. LV. Crowds moving back as the balloon comes down. CU. Children watching. LV. The balloon being folded. SV. Children rolling along the folded balloon to force all the gas out.