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Home > Screenings > Bavaria Media International > Lost in Patagonia - The Cerro Torre Myth

Director: Reinhold Messner

Producer: RIVA Filmproduktion GmbH, Albolina Film GmbH, Servus TV

Cast: Reinhold Messner and others

Genres: Documentary

60 min. and 80 min.

Reinhold Messner sets out to search Patagonia to disenchant the myth of Cerro Torre. With the help of experts and mountaineers who have now demonstrably climbed the “most difficult mountain in the world”, Messner also tries to get to the bottom of a deadly accident in 1959.

A real thriller directed by Reinhold Messner: Together with the Tyrolean Toni Egger, the legendary Italian climber Cesare Maestri is said to have achieved the impossible in January 1959 – the first ascent of the Cerro Torre. On the descent Egger had a fatal accident. Since Maestri could not prove that the two had really reached the summit, the heroic deed was more and more in doubt. Messner’s directorial work is an impressive documentary that captivates viewers like a thriller.