Himalaya Special

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Mountaineering, trekking & mountain biking. In our Himalaya Special you’ll meet an alpinist who tries to reveal Mount Everest's best kept secret: The Ghosts Above — and you’ll follow an ordinary piano from England to its most extraordinary destination: Piano to Zanskar.

The Films


A piano travels through the Himalayas. London piano tuner Desmond O'Keefe wants to bring a piano to the small village school of Lingshed. With this idea begins an adventure that demands everything from man and material. Will the piano reach its destination?


Mountain biking on top of the world. Three bikers test Bhutan for its mountain biking merit. The country, most of which lies at an altitude of over 2000 meters, gets top marks from the riders who traverse the ancient trails in one of the world’s most pristine landscapes.


Who were the first on Everest? Hillary and Norgay? Or did Mallory and Irvine make the original ascent? Fascinated by this ancient mystery, alpinist Marc Synnott searches for the legendary lost summit photo from 1924.

Duration: 110 mins

Subtitles available in German and English

Available until 31/12/2021

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