HOW MUCH RISK DO YOU NEED IN LIFE?

A FILM BY

MATTHIAS AFFOLTER

A FILMFORMAT PRODUCTION

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Four mountaineers discover mountain routes, alpine crystals and their personal limits, but not all the answers to their questions about risk, freedom and their place on earth.

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The mountains are both an escape and a place of refuge for four generations of mountaineers. «Mountains in the mind» shows us their passion and the questions associated with their way of life.

We strain with Jaques Grandjean to reach alpine crystals in brittle rock on sheer rock faces. On the north face of the Gross Ruchen, we hear extreme climber Dani Arnold cursing in the windstorm. We accompany Stefan Siegrist on his expedition to Makalu’s western pillar in Nepal. Werner Munter, more than 70 years old, is still searching for new routes in the remotest areas of Val d’Hérens.

Searching for the right path, the four guides face fundamental questions which concern us all: How much am I willing to risk to make my dreams come true? How much risk do you need in life? 

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