In the Alps, get an early start when the peaks are clear. Gondola lifts take you to the high points effortlessly, where level trails are thoughtfully signposted, and dotted with tame cows and goats. For more information on the Rick Steves’ Europe TV series — including episode descriptions, scripts, participating stations, travel information on destinations and more — visit www.ricksteves.com.
Find a theater playing “The Alps” near you! Visit the official movie website — www.alpsfilm.com Buy other MFF Films on DVD at Amazon! astore.amazon.com Set in the greatest mountain range in all of Europe — home to such iconic peaks as the Matterhorn, the Eiger, the Jungfrau, and others — The Alps: Giants of Nature is a breathtaking cinematic adventure in the style and tradition of MacGillivray Freeman’s blockbuster documentary, Everest. Featuring dramatic footage shot with IMAX® cameras under extreme filmmaking conditions, this groundbreaking film celebrates the pristine natural beauty of these grand alpine locales and the spirit of the people who call them home. Follow John Harlin III and his attempt to climb the infamous Eiger North Face—the iconic peak that claimed the life of his legendary father 40 years ago. This 6000-foot vertical face of sheer jagged limestone is considered one of the most difficult climbs in Europe. Harlin will be joined by renowned German climbers Robert and Daniela Jasper for this historic and emotional adventure. The film is presented by Holcim Ltd (www.holcim.com), in association with 4iS Four Eyes (www.4is.ch). — IMAX trailer