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  • Short Summary

    Mountain climbers in Mexico scale a snowy hillside.

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    "Not everybody goes to Switzerland for mountain climbing - some seek the high spots of Mexico."

    L/S of a snow capped mountain. "The workshop of the gods, a bleak misshapen waste, gutted with watery caverns." M/S of glacier with a river flowing beneath it. Camera pans across the landscape. Various shots of rocky terrain. "One of Nature's freaks - a waterfall that turns to snow!" L/S of waterfall in the distance. In the foreground of the shot is a tent and several men milling about. Closer shot of the waterfall. It looks like snow dropping down rather than water. A man climbs up close to the waterfall and puts his hand out to feel the snow. M/S of the man holding his hand out.

    The men of the mountain - the fellows who get their thrill in life out of creeping up the majestic slopes." The camera pans across a snowy, rocky landscape. Several men are seen climbing up a snowy slope. Closer shot of the men - they use ice picks to help them conquer the mountain. "...and the summit is the only reward!" Panning shot of the snowy slopes. Camera tilts up to show the summit.

    Was an item in Pathe Pictorial issue number 640.

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    Film ID:
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    Eve pictorials
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:53:49:00 / 01:56:29:00
    EP 152

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