Panaroma

Year: 2015

Director: Jon Herranz

Playing time: 28 minutes

Language: Spanish

Subtitles: English

In July 2014, Edu Marin took up one of the biggest challenges of his life: together with his 62-year-old father Francisco ‘Novato’ Marin he aimed to climb the ‘Panorama’, the legendary route opened up by Alex Huber in 2007. Director Jon Herranz made an award-winning documentary about this impressive sporting achievement.

In July 2014, Edu Marin took up one of the biggest challenges of his life: together with his 62-year-old father Francisco ‘Novato’ Marin he aimed to climb the ‘Panorama’, the legendary route opened up by Alex Huber in 2007. This 500-metre-long route in the Tre Cime di Lavaredo National Park in the Italian Dolomites has a Class 8C rating and is one of the most difficult rock faces in the world. As a result of the demanding route, the mental challenge and the fast-changing weather, few climbers have ever reached the top. What’s more, several fallen rocks have now made the route even tougher. In this short film, father and son join forces to overcome this huge challenge.

Jon Herranz, born in the Basque Country of Spain, has directed a variety of short climbing and outdoor sports films which have been viewed many times on the Internet. So far ‘Panorama’ has won five different awards, including the Grivel Golden Axe for the best film at the Sancandido-Innichen Adventure Outdoor International FilmFest, and has been selected for the leading mountain film festivals. In addition to sports films and documentaries, Jon also makes films on social themes; this has also brought him several awards, including the Best Film Award of the International Human Rights Film Festival in Barcelona.