Run-Time: 1 x 49 min.
Directed by Michael Schlamberger
Written by Michael Schlamberger
A co-production of Science Vision, ORF, Nationalpark Gesäuse in association with WDR and NDR Naturfilm
Languages: German (ORIGINAL) , English (DUBBED)
The Roaring Mountains
Wildes Wasser, blanker Fels - Nationalpark Gesäuse
Nowhere in the Alpine mountains are water, forest and rocks as precipitous, rock faces as vertical as in the Gesäuse National Park, Europe's largest canyon. «Gesäuse» is a name derived from the rushing noise of the water, the soughing wind that echoes up to the peaks of the north faces of this unique region - home to the myth of the mountain. When the sun rises and ushers in a magnificent day, the Gesäuse projects a perfect image of a mountain. However, in bad weather, the Gesäuse's walls reflect a scary phenomenon as the speed of the inflowing airmass multiplies. Adverse weather conditions can thus convert the Gesäuse into inferno. Michael Schlamberger, Austria's most renowned nature filmmaker internationally, listened to the rushing whitewater of the river Enns and conquered the sheer rock walls, chasing eagles and chamois in passing.
Awards: Missoula International Wildlife Film Festival 2006: Missoula International Wildlife Film Festival Award, Vertical, Moscow International Festival of Mountaineering and Adventure Films 2007: Vertical, Moscow International Festival of Mountaineering and Adventure Films Award, Orobie Film Festival 2007: Orobie Film Festival Award