• Short Summary

    Very good story of mountaineers ascending Ixtlaccihuatl.

  • Description

    Note: Location of the events is unknown.

    Full titles read: "SCALING IXTLACCIHUATL - Where climbers and the going as hard as hard as pronouncing the name."

    Intertitle reads: "An exclusive and spectacular camera adventure up an extinct volcano in Mexico."

    L/S of numerous climber making their way up mountainside. M/S's of women of women rock climbers sitting down on a snow covered part of the mountain. C/U of woman attaching metal spikes to her climbing boots.

    Intertitle read: "Up where man doesn't amount to much."

    L/S's of the snow covered mountainside. Various shots of the mountaineers making their way through the treacherous conditions.

    Intertitle reads: "The storm gods gather the cloud legions for battle."

    Good footage looking at the view form high up on the mountain, the huge grey snow clouds are actually beneath the climbers. Several very good atmospheric shots of the clouds starting to rise up the mountain. L/S of the clouds starting to move in on the climbers. L/S's of the climbers on the summit.

    Intertitle reads: "And so they come down again which always seems to happen."

    L/S's of the climbers descending.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:32:00:00 / 01:34:57:00
    PT 129

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