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John Harlin III attempts to climb the North Face of the Eiger, the site of his father's death 40 years earlier.

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In 1966, John Harlin II died while attempting Europe's most difficult climb, the North Face of the Eiger in Switzerland. 40 years later, his son John Harlin III, an expert mountaineer and the editor of the American Alpine Journal, returns to attempt the same climb. Written by Murray Chapman

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On Top Of The World
13 May 2015 | by (Vancouver, Canada) – See all my reviews

Originally released as an IMAX presentation - "The Alps" (with its 45-minute running time) was an alright (but certainly not great) documentary. It chronicled John Harlin's treacherous climb (in 2005), 14,000 feet up the North Face of the Eiger mountain range, located in Switzerland.

Since 1935 - This particular range of hazardous mountains has claimed the lives of at least 64 climbers, including John Harlin's father who met his death there 40 years earlier, in 1966.

What I found to be the most impressive aspect of "The Alps" was its first-rate camera-work, especially that of the surrounding scenery, showing the green valleys and placid-looking settings of the Swiss towns situated at the base of the Alps.


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