Film

8000+

In July 2016, the paraglider Antoine Girard set off on a three-week hike-and-fly tour to explore the Karakorum mountains in Pakistan— alone.
 

About

Director

Christian Schmidt

Producer

Luz Marina Gennes

Running time

21 minutes

Country / Nationality

Germany

Our Judges say:

One to make you think about border crossings... How 'easily' we feel we can traverse across the globe in our sports, and how this might impact those whose land we 'land' in.

Claire Carter Writer, Film Officer for Kendal Mountain Festival, 'Creative Consultant'.

This adventure seems so out there... Paragliding higher than most mountaineers can climb, with no oxygen? Wild.

Anna Paxton

What the !!!! 😲 This is none stop epic 🚀

Ed Birch Director of Salt-Street productions

Flying in the death zone in Pakistan mountains

Paul Hodgson Music Judge

Awesome! Inspiring and fascinating as well as a world first.

Jimmy Hyland

In July 2016, the paraglider Antoine Girard set off on a three-week hike-and-fly tour to explore the Karakorum mountains in Pakistan— alone. From the town of Skardu, he heads for the highest peaks of the Karakorum mountain range. The Frenchman has already twice failed in his attempts to climb the 8,051-meter-high Broad Peak and paraglide from the summit down into the valley. Now, his hope is that the upwinds will carry him and his chute to the summit—and possibly beyond. If he succeeds, he will set a new altitude record in paragliding, but the air is thin between the 8,000-meter peaks, and take-offs and landings are extremely tricky. Especially when you only have one person to rely on—yourself.