Eric Jones has participated in some of the world's most dangerous sports. With a parachute he has jumped off buildings and bridges and made the first cliff jump off the Eiger North Face. He was part of a team who flew a hot air balloon over Mount Everest but his ultimate dream was to climb the notorious North Wall of the Eiger alone.
Filming Eric on his climb was almost as great a challenge. Leo Dickinson had to be lowered from a helicopter to Death Bivouac, high on the mountain to film Eric's progress.
Eiger also traces the history of this sombre face including the early pre-war attempts that gave the mountain its terrible reputation. The climax of the film recreates John Harlin's five thousand foot fall during the winter ascent of the Eiger Direct in 1966.
The films was watched by an audience of 15 million in the UK the first and only time it was shown on tv
Awards: Best Mountaineering Film at the Mountain Films Festivals of Banff, Trento and Telluride: Grade Prize at the Kendal Mountain Film Festival and Gravity Sport Festival; Best Adventure Film at San Sebastian Film Festival
This is a trailer of the full length film which is available on steepedge.com
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