THE PROTAGONISTS

Mountaineers of the top class

A rope team is formed by André Georges and Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner. The other consists of Simon Anthamatten and Felicitas Feller.

In the winter of 1986, André Georges crossed all of Zermatt's four thousands with the famous extreme mountaineer Erhard Loretan within three weeks. Erhard Loretan died in 2011 at the Grossgrünhorn. Especially for André Georges the ascents around the Matterhorn in the context of the film project are memory tours in honour of his friend Erhard.

The Austrian Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner was only 23 years old when she reached the summit of her first mountain higher than 8000 meters, the Broad Peak. In 2011, the professional climber who resides in the Black Forest climbed K2: the last of the 14 peaks over 8000 meters. Kaltenbrunner is the first woman who succeeded to ascend all of the 14 peaks without oxygen!

Born in 1983, Simon Anthamatten belongs to a new generation of alpinists. He is a mountain guide and an extreme mountaineer. His Palamarès rich, inter alia, of the first ascent of the south face Jasemba (7350m above sea level, Nepal) on the Cerro Torre (Patagonia) to the Japanese route on the Eiger north face. The Anthamatten route in the Matterhorn north face is named after him and his brother Samuel.

On the rope of Simon Anthamatten climbs the young and very talented climber Felicitas Feller from Valais. She has obtained international recognition at the ice climbing competitions including a fourth rank at the ice climbing world cup in Italy. She conquers challenging mixed-routes and climbs routes graded 8. The ascent of the "variant du petit Coeur" (8a +) at Rawylpass has been her most difficult route so far.