Synopsis of the film Mont Aiguille Mon Amour
Mont Aiguille (French name meaning
Mount Needle) dominates with its 2087-meters high the valley of
Triève, Vercors massif, France. This limestone peak with
its singular shape and the reputation of being inaccessible has
fired men's imaginations for many millennia. Even today, its summit
only accessible by climbing routes perpetuates the mystery of this
Four friends are
planning the 250-meters ascent of the northwest face of Mont Aiguille
by the classic route. Thierry and Alain have been climbing partners
for many years and reached the top of numerous majestic summits
throughout the world. Valérie and Laurent have less experience,
but love the adrenaline that comes from the great climbing routes.
The film follows step by step their
adventure from the training to the final push: indoor climbing walls,
bouldering and natural outdoor sites. The four companions share
their moments of joy, doubt and difficulty and discover the fragility
of their condition facing the mountain and its whims.
Laurent is a 39
year-old photographer and filmmaker and shares his passion for outdoor
and nature through his sport videos. For few years he has filmed
human adventures inside great stories focused on biking, rock climbing
"Rolling in the Alps" (2015)
was his first multi award winning film about a MTB crossing in the
Alps and was selected in 30 film festivals around the world.
The dream team
# Who's Val?
Val the Breton traded its yellow wax against a pair of mountain
shoes, she loves the open air and alpine spaces in France or abroad,
summer and winter ... wherever you want, whenever you want! As soon
as there is activity to go higher, Val is present: skiing, skating,
mountain biking, climbing, etc. If you are looking for it in a triathlon,
look up and scrutinize the podium, it shines on the first step.
Between two races, she makes a 6000 in South America and sees the
stars closer. She is always ready to experience adventures off the
beaten track to meet the eyes of an ibex.
# Who's Téo?
Téo starts climbing to escape cows in fury
... From the top of his stake, he has kept the balance and perfected
himself on viaducts and rocks in the mountains near Lyon. The
Mount Aiguille was his first big wall at the age of 16, then he
tried huge cliffs in the south of France, and perctionned in the
Ecrins with the Dibonna and in the massif of Mont Blanc with the
Drus, the Green, the grandes Jorasses ... a dream for all mountaineers.
After an indoor world cup, he has made some famous solos and gone
to Nepal: peak Peak, Amadablam and ... Everest, the roof of the
# Who's Alain?
With a busy professional life, Alain
keeps the flame of the discovery and sharing of his passions ...
including verticality! Always amazed by nature, he loves great routes,
beautiful big walls and sincere friendships, the one that makes
sometimes suffering, but the same one that makes growing ... far
from this conformist immobilism! Monitor at CAF Lyon Villeurbanne,
he sows the seeds of security at the top of the peaks or climbing
rooms. Attracted by this great unknown "Madame l'aventure",
he goes again and again with no certainty, with the greatest respect
# Who's Lolo?
Laurent is an engineer, a mountain-dweller,
a carpenter, a film director, a photographer, maybe even a poet.
He loves the big outdoor sensations and the mountain spirit since
the age of 3, since ... he started skiing! As a guide in his life,
he feels the adventure on the edge of the world, in the Andes or
the Himalayas, but also, next to Lyon his home sweet home. No need
to travel the planet to experience extraordinary adventures ...
so it crosses the Alps with a MTB in full autonomy. He made a film,
Rolling in the Alps, which was screened in great film festivals.
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