The Beckoning Silence

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The Beckoning Silence
Directed by Louise Osmond
Based on The Beckoning Silence
by Joe Simpson
Starring Joe Simpson
Narrated by Steven Mackintosh
Edited by Ben Lester
Distributed by Channel 4
Release date
  • 22 October 2007 (2007-10-22) (UK)
Running time
75 min
Country United Kingdom
Language English

The Beckoning Silence is a 2007 British television film that follows and retraces the unsuccessful attempt to scale the north face of the Eiger led by Toni Kurz in 1936. The film features climber Joe Simpson, whose book of the same name inspired the film.

In 2008 it won an International Emmy Award.

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