Night & Day Archives » Night & Day

Eiger to Succeed


John Harlin III is a successful mountain climber, just like his father before him. The younger Harlin's next ascent will bring him closer to his father, one way or the other: He's set his sights on the Alps' storied Eiger peak. The Eiger, with its evocatively named sections (the "Death Bivouac" and "Traverse of the Gods" being two of the more colorful), claimed the life of the senior Harlin 40 years ago. With such a dramatic back-story, it's only fitting that Harlin III's assault on the Eiger was captured by an OMNIMAX film crew. The Alps documents Harlin's quest to achieve what his father could not and reveals the lives of the people who live among the mountain passes. All of this is backed by a suitably epic score, provided by Queen guitarist Brian May. Only the four-story-tall OMNIMAX screen at the Saint Louis Science Center (5050 Oakland Avenue; 314-289-4424 or could hope to contain the spectacle. The Alps screens at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. on Monday, March 24; the film plays daily through Sunday, April 6. Tickets are $7 to $8.
March 24-April 6, 2008

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Riverfront Times Club for as little as $5 a month.