First Ascent on the Drus

For three long days, some images taken with a telescope, broadcast
in live a first ascent attempt on the historic west face of the famous ‘Drus’ mountains in the french Alps.
Real alpinism, with its slow and naturel beat, and its scary suspense due to the live broadcast.
This maybe unprecedented TV report remind the oldest Desmaison, Flematti and others ascents, which were at that time monitored by the radio waves.
But climbers are so far and so insignifiant in this iconic face, which continue to change due to huge crumbling !

Are they going to reach the summit? Is this vertical way only a virgin line? Will the ‘Sirocco’ violent gusts let them pass?

Big focus on a wide adventure just in front of the office, for the 4 featured military climbers from The Groupe Militaire de Haute Montagne: Léo BILLON, Jordi NOGUERE, Thomas AUVARO and Sébastien RATEL.

  • Jean-Pierre Tauvron
    Director
  • Tauvron Jean-Pierre
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    OUVERTURE DANS LES DRUS
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Genres:
    mountain, alpinism, climbing, adventure
  • Runtime:
    24 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 20, 2021
  • Country of Origin:
    France
  • Country of Filming:
    France
  • Language:
    English, French
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Chamonix film festival
    Chamonix
    France
    June 9, 2021
    Award : "By fair means"
  • Rencontres du cinéma de montagne
    Grenoble
    France
Director - Jean-Pierre Tauvron