Swissway to Heaven
Swissway to Heaven is a film about multi-pitch climbing that showcases the breathtaking mountain ranges and natural beauty of a truly extraordinary country. The amazing footage will take you through the history, ethics, and evolution of climbing in Switzerland. Switzerland is a climber’s paradise, as well as the country where Cedric Lachat was born and raised. Through his unique sense of humor and unbridled enthusiasm, experience the beauty and awe of five of Switzerland’s iconic peaks and mountain ranges: the Eiger, Gastlosen, Wendenstöcke, Lauterbrunnen, and Rätikon. Over the course of two years, Cedric Lachat and his climbing partners (Nina Caprez, Tobias Suter, Mélissa Le Nevé, and Fabien Dugit) captured on film their painstaking efforts to climb the most difficult routes on five of Switzerland’s legendary big walls. Thanks to never-before-seen archive footage and photos, as well as interviews with first ascensionists and tireless route developers the film recounts the evolution of modern climbing and tells the story of an incredible human and athletic adventure. Special Jury Award – NZ Mountain Film Festival 2021. Best Narration – FIFAD 2021. Official Selections 2021: BANFF, Kendal Mountain Festival, Chamonix Film Festival, Spotkania Zakopane, FIFAV, Explos Film Festival, BBK Mendi Film Festival, V’Allons en Montagne, Bergfilm Festival Tegernsee, Shh Festival, Sestriere Film Festival, Horský film Poprad, Transylvania Film Festival, Ciné Montagne, Cimalpes, Inka Film Festival.