Flying High (2015)
by Roman Droux

Twelve young and gifted alpinists, five geologists from the University of Lausanne and four top-notch mountain guides dare a unique expedition in Patagonia.
On behalf of the researchers the young alpinists get rock samples from the up to 1000-meter high granite spires of the Paine-Massive.
The impeding challenge for the mountaineers is massive: Severe bigwall-climbing, unsettled weather, stormy winds wearing ropes and nerves – and a disaster that brings the group to its emotional limit.

“Höhenflug” not only documents an extraordinary project, it is a genuine rendition about what can happen after every meter climbed: the fall.

Directed by Roman Droux
Written by Roman Droux
World Premiere March 2008
Original Version Swiss-German /French (german / french subtitles)
Production Lomotion AG
Producer Louis Mataré
Cinematography Roman Droux
Editing Roman Droux, David Fonjallaz
Location Sound Mix Roman Droux
Ueli Steck
Nina Caprez
Samuel Anthanmatten
Matthias Barendengt
Lukas Baumgartner
Thomas Bossert
Mattia Cavargna
Bastien Darbellay
Andrea Fankhauser
Christian Fascendini
David Fasel
Anita Kolar
Jürgen Michel
Sébastien Pochon
Benita Putlitz
Aaron Richiger
Simon Riediker
Michel de Saint-Blanquat
Christian Joke Schmidheiny
Lucile Seydoux
Annina Walther
Ralf Weber
Technical Information
Picture Format Colour
Shooting Format HDV
Exhibition Format DCP, 52 min.