Journey to a heart-stopping landscape of danger and relive 48 white-knuckle hours that would go down in history. This is the incredible story behind the first ever attempted scaling of the North Face of the infamous Eiger mountain. Summer 1936. Bearing the expectations of a nation and their Fuhrer, two climbers set out to be the first to conquer the last great problem . But soon their ascent becomes a race for survival threatened by injury and extreme storms. Suddenly, it becomes a pulse-pounding race against both time and the awesome forces of nature.
United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: German ( Dolby Digital 5.1 ), German ( Dolby Digital Stereo ), English ( Subtitles ), WIDESCREEN (2.35:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Biographies, Cast/Crew Interview(s), Deleted Scenes, Interactive Menu, Making Of, Scene Access, Trailer(s), SYNOPSIS: During the summer of 1936, two Bavarian soldiers, Toni Kurz and Andi Hinterstoisser decide to embark on an ascent of the north face of the Eiger, in true German mountaineering spirit. Known as one of the most difficult climbs in the Alps, this legendary and tragic ascension was to be tracked by several journalists including Toni's girlfriend, who worked for a German publication. Goebbels was quick to transform the two mountaineers into heroes for the greater glory of the Third Reich, although neither of them were members of the national socialist party. ...North Face ( Nordwand ) ( Northface )