This was filmed in Rhône-Alpes (France) & in Etat du Valais (Switzerland) from June to July 2011.

Producing it was in some way „extreme photography“: Shooting for up to 10 hours, winds up to 6bft., elevation between 500m and 3.800m above see level, temperature between -6°C and +35°C. Just to capture these special moments. For example at 1:12 you can see - in the middle of the night - dozens of mountaineers on their way to Mt. Blanc summit, all striving to stand on top of the roof of Europe at sunrise. More mountaineers at 1:20, 1:30 and 1:38 - enjoy it fullscreen.

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Music by Dan Phillipson (
Canon 1D mkIV

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