Ueli Steck sets the record for speed solo climbing the North Face of the Eiger.
Not only is this beautiful, and terrifying, it’s awe-inspiring. That mountain is a beast, and magnificent. The town briefly glimpsed in the film is 11,000 feet below the summit.
I tell myself I read books and watch films about climbing because my heroine Jo Beckett is a climber. And I do. But it’s also because these are incredible accomplishments.
Two hours, forty-seven minutes? Teams of people have spent days attempting that climb.
The music is “Welcome Home” by Radical Face. Which this freaking mountain has.