Swiss Film Selection

Leap of Faith

The dizzying south face of Poncione d’Alnasca, a wild mountain that dominates the Verzasca Valley in southern Switzerland, has always attracted the best climbers in the world.

This content was published on June 24, 2022 - 09:00
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In the fall of 2020, Matteo Della Bordella and his climbing partner, Alessandro Zeni, tackled the spectacular and dizzying 600-metre reddish-yellow granite south face of Poncione d'Alnasca. The imposing mountain is located in the Verzasca Valley in Italian-speaking canton Ticino. Follow the duo as they work their way up. Some of their leaps into the void to reach the next handhold are true acts of faith.

SWI offers a selection of Swiss films chosen from the Swiss streaming platform Play SuisseExternal link to our international audience. These films are subtitled in English and are productions or co-productions of the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation (SBC), to which SWI also belongs.

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