Der König der Berge: Der Nanga Parbat und Hermann Buhl
On 2 July 1953, Innsbruck mountaineer Hermann Buhl, in a daring solo attempt, became the first person to reach the 8125 m high summit of Nanga Parbat. Over the preceding decades, a total of 26 sherpas as well as German and Austrian climbers had lost their lives on the Diamir – the “King of the Mountains”, as it is called by the locals. In 1983, Lutz Maurer filmed two episodes for the television series Land der Berge with all the expedition participants who were still alive at the time. These have now been compiled into a documentary especially for a screening at this year’s Mountainfilm Graz.
This film will be shown out of competition.