North Face Blu-ray £6.85 at Zavvi
Summer, 1936. Bearing the expectations of a nation and their Fuhrer, 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 pusle-pounding race against both time and the awesome forces of nature. Shot through with scenes of gut-wrenching peril rivaling 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".
Special Features -
The Myth Of The Eiger Northface
Timeline Of Attempts On The Eiger
An Interview With Philip Stoelzl and Kolja Brandt
Northface cast and crew biographies