“You’re never really up there”

Next Thursday, May 19, 2022, presenting German Alpine Club and the Bergwacht Offenburg the documentary film »Really up there you are – Reinhard Karl«. It starts at 7.30 p.m. in the »Forum Kino« Offenburg.

The film tells the story of the development of Reinhard Karl from Heidelberg, from his youth in Heidelberg to his rapid rise to become one of the best alpinists of his time. About the years of his fame, his expeditions and his stays in Yosemite – until his death in 1982 at Cho Oyu (8,188 meters).

Friends and companions (Reinhold Messner, Bernd Arnold, Oswald Oelz, Bernd Kullmann, Sepp Gschwendtner and many more) tell of their experiences with Reinhard Karl. His own pictures and texts show the inner perspective of the exceptional athlete. Excerpts from television productions from the 1970s and 1980s complement the multifaceted, biographical film image (2021, 113 minutes, director: Harald Weiß).

Tickets can be reserved online ( or purchased at the box office. The proceeds go to the mountain rescue association.

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