Every year, 25,000 people attempt to climb Mont Blanc, but many of them underestimate the danger.
The climb requires the physical fitness of a marathon runner in a hostile environment. Temperatures of minus 25 degrees in the middle of summer and winds of more than 80 km per hour are common. Impressive rock falls in one of the obligatory passages, known as the “death row” are not unusual. In recent years, accidents have become more frequent. But despite this, the flow of tourists continues to grow.
This film tells the story of a Russian group and an Australian couple who have only one goal in mind: to climb the highest mountain in Europe. At first everything seems to be going well, but bad weather is approaching. The climb turns out to be much more perilous than expected…
Réalisation: Stéphane Schaffter & Susanna Dörhage
Production: Zebra Production for RTS & 3Sat