Journey to the death-defying heart of danger and suspense and relive 48 white knuckle hours that would go down in history. This is the incredible story behind the first ever attempted scaling of the North Face of the infamous Eiger Mountain.
Summer 1936. Bearing the expectations of a nation and their Führer, two climbers set out to be the first to conquer the “last great problem of the Alps”. But soon their ascent becomes a race for survival, threatened by injury and storms of unimaginable fury. Before long, their quest becomes a pulse-pounding race against both time and the awesome forces of nature.
Shot through with scenes of gut-wrenching peril rivalling those of “Touching the Void”, “Northface” is a powerful, breathtaking tale of human endurance on a terrifying landscape; towering over 1,800m, the North Face has claimed over 60 lives and earned itself the grimly appropriate nickname: "the murder wall".