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Simon Anthamatten climbing out of a crevasse after a scout day.
Michael during the scout in September.
One 'Location' - Mike O'Donnell will set a platform somewhere here.
The Eiger Nordwand 'North Face' with the classic route marked in red.
Michael on the commute home after a day of shooting on the Eiger
Michael O'Donnell jumaring at the Launterbrunen Waterfall
Michael O'Donell on the summit of the Eiger
Everyone's favorite crew member Jack Tanckard.
The beginning of the shoot included a lot of snow and bad weather so the Mountain Unit boarded a train each morning and rode to the Stollenjock Window, a hole in the face of the Eiger. In a small alcove the regular tourist train would stop in the dark and let them unload the IMAX gear. From this spot they could access parts of the actual climbing route.
Assistant camera Jochen Schmoll with the bigger W4 camera.
Daniella Jasper picks up the 'behind the scenes' camera for a few shots.
Pasquale sent apple strudel for lunch!
Roger smiling big after catching a hand off of orange juice from the train conductor.
First assistant camera Rob Walker while on set was very focused and intense. If you called his name he would suddenly look up from what he was doing with this look. Later it would become a smile.
Jack 'Frost' Tankard
At the end of a day at the Stollenjock 'office' it was time to relax and wait for the train. Jack brought music and danced.
Jochen Schmoll and Jack enjoying spindrift
Producer Anne Marie Hammers helping creating a prop for the 1966 Eiger recreation.
Brad Ohlund, Greg MacGillivray and Rob Walker with the first unit camera the W4 on location at the base of the Eiger.
Producer Mark Krenzine.
Greg giving Anne Marie pointers on the use of light meters.
At the night shoot.
Simon in a spindrift avalanche
Michael and assistant Jochen Schmoll.
Helicopter very near rock face as it lowers crew into a crevasse very near the Eiger's Hinterstoiser Traverse.
Dörte Pietron and Daniella Jasper - looking alike...
The helicopter we used in September. This 'reverse rescued' us into locations with the 65 lb IMAX camera to get shots as the team climbed.
Mike O'Donnell - will be rigging and safety for Michael on the face of the Eiger.