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Burning the Flame

Bigwall climbing in the Karakoram with Babsi Zangerl & Jacopo Larcher

Big wall free climbing masters Babsi and Jacopo seek their greatest challenge yet: a free ascent of Eternal Flame, an elusive 3,000-ft. route up the legendary Nameless Tower in Pakistan’s Karakoram range. Facing extreme conditions and 5.13 trad climbing at high altitude, a two-year quest comes down to one short weather window. Captured with drones and on-mountain cameras in one of the most stunning places on earth, Burning the Flame transports viewers to a place normally off-limits to all but the world’s best climbers.

Sneak peek of the film


Length: 46 minutes
Featuring: Barbara Zangerl, Jacopo Larcher 
Directed by: Peter Mortimer
Location: Nameless Tower, Pakistan