Nanga Parbat

Anyone who enjoyed Werner Herzog’s documentary on Reinhold Messner, The Dark Glow of the Mountains, will be interested to hear a new documentary has been made about Messner’s infamous ascent of Nanga Parbat in 1970, in which Reinhold’s brother Günther lost his life, an event briefly and movingly alluded to in Herzog’s film. The director is Joseph Vilsmaier and the film opens next week.