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South Tyrol - The Dolomites (2/2)

The Aiut Alpin Dolomites rescuers keep skiers and mountaineers safe at unsafe heights. The film follows the team during a rescue in the Three Peaks, goes behind the scenes during a Hollywood shoot and peaks over a wood carver's shoulder as he works.

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High above the valley the mountain refuge Latzfonser Kreuz offers a spectacular view of the Dolomites. It is also the highest place of pilgrimage in South Tyrol. The Lunger family manages the shelter. Every year they leave their home in the valley to move up the mountain for five months. The documentary accompanies the family at work throughout a season. Daughter Tamara is a mountaineer and during this time she makes an expedition to K2, the world’s second-highest mountain. The film also shows a new shelter under construction. Its modern architecture has caused quite a stir. From there the journey continues to the construction site of the Brenner Base Tunnel. Later, the filmmakers visit a woman who has dedicated her life to caring for a castle. After meeting an innovative carpenter who produces wooden handbags, they get a peek over the shoulder of a doctor who examines the glacier mummy Ötzi.