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First on the Rope

Pierre-Antoine Hiroz, Edouard Niermans, 1999

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Return to the Mountains
Roger Frison-Roche, 1957

First on the Rope is a TV series directed by Pierre-Antoine Hiroz and Edouard Niermans in 1999 and based on the book Return to the Mountains by Roger Frison-Roche, first published in 1957. The TV series features Silvia De Santis, Frédéric Gorny, Didier Bienaimé, Matthieu Rozé, Mélanie Leray, Thibault de Montalembert, and others.

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“The book is better than the TV series”

But the TV series is worth watching.

The TV Series is also based on

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First on the Rope (1941)
Book by Roger Frison-Roche
Book cover
The Grand Crevasse (1948)
Book by Roger Frison-Roche

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RATING

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TV Series Poster: First on the Rope (Pierre-Antoine Hiroz, Edouard Niermans, 1999)

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Book Cover: Return to the Mountains (Roger Frison-Roche, 1957)

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Storyline

In Chamonix, in the 1930s, two populations rubbed shoulders while ignoring each other. That, first of all, of athletes in search of thrills, who have come to try their hand at mountaineering. That, then, of the socialites, who come there to appear and exchange the latest gossip. These two worlds come together, however, to set out to conquer the Mont-Blanc massif. Roped up, dependent on each other, experienced mountaineers and amateurs only have to join forces and forget their differences.

Genres

Movie vs Book

Poster of First on the Rope, the 1999 TV series by Pierre-Antoine Hiroz and Edouard Niermans

Year

1999

Minutes

180

Movie Rate

6.90

Source: IMDb

TV Series

First on the Rope

Original title: Premier de cordée

Country: France

Year: 1999

Length: 3hs / 2 episodes

Cover of Return to the Mountains, the 1957 book by Roger Frison-Roche

Year

1957

Pages

313

Book Rate

8.48

S: Goodreads

Book

Return to the Mountains

Original title: Retour à la montagne

Country: France

First published in: 1957

Length: 313 pages

Genre: Fiction

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