AMA DABLAM - THE HOLY MOUNTAIN
That moment, in which for the first time lights are switched off and the IMS Festival-Trailer starts is the one, that the whole IMS Team was waiting for. It starts again. Time has come to know, if all this months of preparation work will turn into a success.
It is a growth path for all the persons involved: trying to excite the visitors, looking after the famous speakers on stage, checking the weather forecast everyday, in order to adjust the excursions, and allowing unique encounters.
Also, this International Mountain Summit will leave traces in the souls of the visitors and of the staff members. Having the opportunity to start the Festival, in which the world premiere of Reinhold Messner's new movie "AMA DABLAM - The holy mountains" will take place is a particular pleasure.
We see the crazings in the bright ice wall. First, the ice cracks, piece by piece starts to break, bigger and bigger pieces, more and more numerous. In this moment, the ice blocks – like heads, fists, chairs – smack into four climbers down there. We are on the West Wall of the Holy Mountain Ama Dablam; the ice cascade pours into the climbers guided by Peter Hillary, son of Edmund Hillary, the first climber of the Mountain Everest.
Thanks to an incredible camaraderie action, it was possible to save Peter Hillary, seriously injured, and other two companions by bringing them to the Mingbo wall, out from the stone and ice hell. Climbers take more risks, when it comes to save other climbers. During these actions, they behave themselves not heroically, but instinctively. Empathy rules.
It was „PURE ADRENALIN“ writes Oelz later. Even today, in the land of the sherpas, it is whispered about the revenge of the gods of the „Holy Mountain“.