In an epic 12 hour adventure through the Italian Dolomites, Hansjörg Auer takes on the impossible by free soloing three big walls, paragliding from the top of each to the foot of the next – all documented in ‘Hansjörg Auer’s Day Off’, released today on The North Face’s YouTube.

Shot from Hansjörg’s POV throughout, the mindblowing journey sees him cover a total of 3600 vertical meters and a distance of 33km before summiting the iconic Sass dla Crusc Mountain. Supported from the ground by his brother Mathius, Hansjörg free solos the “Abramkante” (500m/UIAA 7-) and “Große Mauer” (300m/UIAA 7-) faces, before paragliding to the valley floor with a lightweight paraglide between each ascent.

The short film is the prelude to a full length feature, taking an emotive look at the life of the renowned alpinist and his impassioned journey from Austrian family farm-hand to renowned mountaineer. The world premiere of the film takes place at The North Face Mountain Festival in Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland from 14 to 17 September, with a Q&A with Hansjörg himself.

Alongside the world premiere, the festival offers explorers from around the globe the opportunity to scale walls, hike alpine routes, and run trails with the very best of The North Face athlete team. As well as see other incredible athlete expeditions brought to life through film and stories.

Tickets are still available to purchase for the three day festival from the website, priced at €249, including:

  • Full festival activity Schedule including trail running, hiking, and climbing
  • Seminars and workshops including training, adventure photography and expedition cookery
  • Breakfast on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, as well as dinner on Saturday evening, served in our geodesic banqueting hall
  • All entertainment including big stage talks & film premieres, bands and DJs
  • Camping spot and facilities: everything you need for an adventurous and comfortable weekend will be available onsite

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