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The best mountaineering film by far. The "final Exam" as the Eiger was known. This was the attempt at the mountain that inspired the Clint Eastward Film, "The Eiger Sanction". I was on the edge of my seat the whole time with curled toes. It did not matter what language it was in. Subtitles or not you knew what these guys were going through. As a former climber, the film was more than technically sound. These boys did not have the space age clothes and titanium tools now that make climbing much easier now. They cycled to the mountain as well. They did add a bit of Hollywood, Nazis, but it does not spoil the important parts.