Iain Gray Freelance Writer

The Beckoning Silence - Review

Joe Simpson, famous for his remarkable tale of survival in Touching The Void, returns to the mountains to tell the story of one of mountaineering’s great tragedies.

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The Eiger’s notorious North Face had never been conquered when a 23-year-old German mountaineer called Tony Kurz, along with three other climbers, began the treacherous ascent in 1936.

The ordeal that followed was a terrible assault on their minds and bodies, and this breathtaking documentary pays tribute to their incredible resilience, courage and dignity.


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