"Lhomme qui revient de haut (Return from the Heights)" got the 2006 Alpine Club of Canada award for Best Film on Climbing. Directed by Gilles Perret, the film records the journey of French alpinist Marc Batard as he comes to terms with his homosexuality. Image courtesy of the Banff Centre (click to enlarge).
Everest 2008: Marc Batard back for speed record attempt on north side
Posted: Jan 21, 2008 05:49 am EST
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(MountEverest.net) 20 years after his Everest south side speed record; this spring Marc Batard will try to beat Austrian Christian Stangl's speed record on Everest north side.French Marc Batard climbed Everest without oxygen in record 22,5 hours (fall 1988) and returned in fall 1990 for another (no 02) Everest south side ascent.Six years later on Everest north side; in 1996 Italian ski-mountaineer Hans Kammerlander reached the summit from ABC in record 17 hours and skied down from 7800m. 10 years later again, in 2006,...
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