Ueli Steck has summitted some of the highest peaks in the world. Climbing at any level requires adhering to strict processes in order to remain efficient and safe in the mountains. In the mountains, it can be these processes that climbers come to love about climbing. It's not mostly about getting to the top.
Eiger Solo is a documentary of the first British solo ascent of the Eiger North Face. Welsh mountaineer Eric Jones' ultimate dream was to climb the notorious North Face of the Eiger, alone. Filming Eric Jones on his solo climb was almost as great a challenge to cameraman and filmmaker Leo Dickinson, who had to be lowered from a helicopter to Death Bivouac, high on the mountain to capture Eric's progress on film. This film also contains rare interviews with Heinrich Harrer, Anderl Heckmair, Don Whillans and Adolf Rubi. "Eiger Solo" is probably the best of its genre on the subject and thoroughly deserves to be regarded as a masterpiece of a mountaineering film, it will thrill and inspire both serious climbers and armchair mountaineers alike.
Accomplished climber Mike Libecki and photographer Cory Richards battle extreme cold and furious katabatic winds in an epic, ten-day climb to the summit of the untouched Bertha's Tower at the bottom of the world.
Josh Wharton talks about his training strategy that includes climbing summer alpine rock routes in the winter with ice tools and crampons when he's exhausted. This is not only great physical training but psychological training as well for his big alpine objectives.