• Short Summary

    Wire walker faces death as he walks a mile above Alpine valley.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "SKY WALKER".

    Austrian Alps.

    Back view of Siegward Bach walking on wire over Alpine valley. He walks to centre of wire then starts to walk backwards. Back view of Mr Bach walking backwards on rope. Mr Bach walking backwards, reaches end of rope - rope is not tight enough for his mile walk over the valley. Mountaineers adjusting the wire. Mr Bach sitting on wire testing tension. Mountaineer adjusting wire. Long shot of a man sitting on wire making adjustments. Man standing on rocky ledge adjusting wire. Bach picks up stabiliser and stands on wire. Close up shot of Mr Bach's feet on rope. Pressmen taking photographs. Long shot of Mr Bach walking on wire - mountain in background. Pressmen taking photographs. Close up shot of Mr Bach finishing walk. He puts stabiliser down on rock. Pressmen. Long shot of Mr Back and girl kissing after his walk.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1434.06
    Media URN:
    46747
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    15/07/1948
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:44:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:10:48:00 / 01:12:32:00
    Canister:
    48/57

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