Experiencing Interruptions?

Changabang and the mirrors of a repetition

Should alpinists who set out to climb a face feel any less joy or pain than the first ascensionists? Shouldn't they have reason to feel the same apprehension, pride, and doubt? In spite of its modest altitude (6,864 m), the summit of Changabang, hidden in the Indian Himalaya, has seen few visitors but has already been the scene of far too many dramas. Each ascent of the mountain has been an epic feat, and making an alpine style ascent of the north face is an unprecedented challenge. The three alpinists from the French High Mountain Military Group had only a very short weather window during which they could attempt to conquer this thousand meter vertical wall. Their adventure provides the opportunity to explore questions about what pushes humans to face the dangers and maledictions of a mountain.

  • Jean-Pierre Tauvron
  • Pierre SANCIER
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    historical, mountain, adventure
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    52 minutes
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    February 15, 2019
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    English, French
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Director Biography - Jean-Pierre Tauvron

Director in a french high mountain military school, Jean-Pierre Tauvron has made many films for almost 20 years. Instructional videos as well as documentaries on the expeditions of the Groupe Militaire de Haute Montagne, 10 extreme mountaineering experts who explore the globe from the summit of Everest to the heart of Antarctica.

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