Lionel Terray - Stars at Noon

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Lionel Terray - Stars at Noon
Created On: Feb 13, 2013
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A selection of pictures of the great mountain film Les Etoiles de Midi (Stars at Noon) in which Lionel was the main character. A Film by Marcel Ichac - 1959 - Full Title: Quand brillent les Etoiles de Midi. (When the Stars shine at noon). Lionel not only was the main actor but the soul of the filming team: in charge of alpine scenes, he participated in the scenario, the choice of filming places, the selection of the other alpinists and he was in charge of the security of everyone.

The sky in the high altitudes where the film was made is of a blue so deep that the climbers can see the stars shine in broad daylight. hence the title of the film : LES ETOILES DE MIDI

Lionel Terray Clse up in action
Lionel Terray - in action - Les Etoiles de Midi (Stars at Noon)- 1959

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Les Etoiles de Midi (Stars At Noon) - 1959 - The rescue: Lionel secured by Michel Vaucher throws a rope to the wounded Desmaison

The Fall
Lionel falls in the Bonatti route - Grand Capucin East face - 1rst image

The Fall
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The Fall
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Les Etoiles de Midi (Stars at Noon)
Lionel Terray smiling - The quintessence of an alpinist!

Les Etoiles de Midi - Stars at Noon - 1959
Lionel was a Star!

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