True story of the 1936 race to scale the treacherous north face of the Eiger in Switzerland. When Hitler offers a prize to the first climbers to reach the summit, various countries assemble teams to scale this part of the Alps. German duo Toni Kurz and Andi Hinterstoisser find themselves pitted against ace Austrian pair Willy Angerer and Edi Rainer for the ultimate prize. However, Mother Nature is merciless and the climbers' minds are constantly distracted by what their rivals are doing. Meanwhile, Toni's journalist and old flame Luise gets her shot at glory by covering the historic race for the Berlin newspapers.
|Release date:||Friday December 12 2008|