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In the tracks of the first

The austrian Freeride skiers and adventurers Matthias Haunholder and Matthias Mayr, both with several first descents all around the globe under their belt, now embark on a mission to ski some of the steepest walls in their home mountains, the alps. Years before both were even born, those walls were ridden by dauntless young mountaineers.
Now, more than 30 years later, Hauni and Matthias meet up with their predecessors and compare conditions now and then and try to ski with the gear of the past as well as with their actual Hi Tec gear.
Due to global warming, conditions changed a lot the past years and to ski this walls became even more dangerous.
The North Face of Zillertals highest Summit, the „Hochfeiler“ and the most famous ice climbing route in Austria, the „Pallavicini Couloir“ located at Austria ́s highest mountain, „Großglockner“ are the main objectives.

  • Matthias Mayr
    The White Maze
  • Matthias Mayr
    The White Maze
  • M-Line
    Onekotan - The Lost Island; The White Maze
  • Matthias Mayr
    Key Cast
  • Matthias Haunholder
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Auf den Spuren der Ersten
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    47 minutes
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    September 20, 2017
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    English, German
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Director Biography - Matthias Mayr

Matthias is a long term professional freeskier and, producer and director of ski and adventure movies.
Together with professional freeskier Matthias Haunholder he is producing movies for 10 years now. Their latest movie "The White Maze" won 12 awards at major film festivals.

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Director Statement

We won 12 awards with our 2016 Film "The White Maze".
"In the tracks of the first" has the potential to be as successful as our last film.