Film by Alexander Glazunov won a prize at an International Festival
Alexander Glazunov is a delivery director at First Line Software. But he is also a traveller and a film-maker.
At the International Film Festival "VERTICAL", which took place in October 2020 in Moscow, the new film by Alexander "Mount Elbrus: Riddles of the First Ascent” became the winner in the "Independent Films" nomination.
This documentary film is about the first ascent of Mount Elbrus, which happened in 1829, during the Caucasian War. Despite the wartime, an international team of local highlanders, Russian soldiers, and academic scientists managed to reach their goal. The authors of this film have followed the whole route to the summit and verified many facts from the diaries of the first ascensionists.
The first ascent of Elbrus was the key step in the development of mountaineering in Russia - long before British expeditions began to open to the world the peaks of the Caucasus.
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