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THE CLIMBER
HERO LEGEND ENIGMA.
THE TRUE STORY OF
ALPINE CLIMBER GARY HEMMING.

DIRECTOR:
Dominic Green

PRODUCERS:
Pip Piper
Laurent Tolleron
Mark Vennis

WRITERS:
Dominic Green and Mike Riddell

SYNOPSIS
PEOPLE WOULD FOLLOW GARY HEMMING ANYWHERE: INTO BED, INTO TROUBLE AND UP THE MOST DANGEROUS MOUNTAINS IN THE WORLD.

IN 1966 GARY HEMMING BECAME THE MOST FAMOUS MAN IN FRANCE - AN OUTSIDER, AN AMERICAN, NO LESS, WHO DEFIED THE AUTHORITIES WITH AN AUDACIOUS ALPINE RESCUE: A DARING DIY DASH UP NOTORIOUS MOUNTAIN THE DRU.

IN TREACHEROUS CONDITIONS, HEMMING LED HIS AMATEUR CLIMBERS TO UNLIKELY HEROICS: UP SHEER CLIFF FACES AND THROUGH A LIGHTNING STORM, TO SAVE THE LIVES OF PEOPLE HE DIDN'T EVEN KNOW. WHEN HE CAME DOWN, HE WAS LIFTED UP: DUBBED 'LE BEATNIK' BY THE MEDIA, SUCKED INTO CELEBRITY AND AWAY FROM WHAT HE LOVED. HE COULDN'T CLIMB, HE COULDN'T COPE. IN 1969, HE RETURNED TO AMERICA, PUSHED OVER THE EDGE BY HIS LOVE/HATE AFFAIR WITH FAME. HE CLIMBED TO ESCAPE THE WORLD, BUT COULDN'T ESCAPE HIMSELF


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