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The Alps

Alternate Title(s): The Alps: Climb of Your Life; Formerly The Alps: Giants of Nature

bigImage A stirring and inspirational journey, full of adventure, courage, personal loss, family triumph, and breathtaking mountain visuals unfolds in a new IMAX® theatre film adventure from two-time Academy Award®-nominated producers of Everest ...

MacGillivray Freeman Films presents THE ALPS. Filled with majestic views of Switzerland's natural beauty, THE ALPS follows the true life story of mountaineer and journalist John Harlin III, who sets out on an epic personal journey to climb the deadly North Face of the Eiger, the stormiest, steepest peak in all of Europe -- forty years after the same mountain claimed the life of his larger-than-life father, climbing legend John Harlin II.

In THE ALPS, Harlin faces head-on the family tragedy that has haunted him since age 9, when his father fell 4,000 feet to his death after his rope snapped near the Eiger's summit. The film chronicles Harlin's deep display of courage and determination in confronting his demons and finally freeing himself from the shadow of the Eiger.

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Presented by Holcim Ltd of Switzerland. Produced by MacGillivray Freeman Films and 4iS Four Eyes AG. Distributed by MacGillivray Freeman Films. Producers: Greg MacGillivray, Mark Krenzien. Executive Producer: Alexander Biner. Writers: Stephen Judson, Stephen Venables. Director/Editor: Stephen Judson. Directors of Photography: Brad Ohlund. Director of Mountain Photography: Michael Brown. Aerial Photography: Ron Goodman. Narrated by Michael Gambon. Featuring Music & Songs by Queen.

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MacGillivray Freeman's The Alps By Ross Anthony

The Alps By Ann Coates

Outside Reviews:

"IMAX film relates climber's quest to scale Alps peak" By Brett Oppegaard, The Columbian

"The Alps" By Ronnie Scheib, Variety

"The Alps" By Colin Boyd, The Big Picture

"High drama in magnificent travelogue" By Tom Keogh, The Seattle Times

"'Alps' is a lesson in all things, including life" By Arthur Salm, The San Diego Union-Tribune

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