A short film about an alpinist, a lost friend, about climbing and letting go.
Loslassen tells the story of India’s Arwa Spire.
Roger’s first summit there was in 2002. And there, in May 2011, is where cameraman Daniel Ahnen slipped into a crevasse. Upon returning to the mountain in September 2012, Roger comes full circle when the reaches the summit with his partner Simon Gietl. There, he places a memorial on the summit to his friend who died in the fatal fall.
The film tells a love story with the mountains. It also tells about the relationships between people, like Takio Kato who achieved
the first ascent of the Japanese Diretissima route up the Eiger North Face.
Going home und leaving again, holding tight and letting go and always eternally grateful for the deep joy experienced on the mountain.
Film Title: Loslassen /los:lassen/
Production: 2013
Funding: Salewa (http://salewa.de)
Protagonists: Roger Schäli
Camera: Frank Kretschmann, Franz Walter
Photography: Frank Kretschmann
Edit: Franz Walter
Music: licensed (check credits)
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