Not so far


In 2011, Hervé Barmasse chose the three most important mountains of his home in Italy’s Aosta Valley—Monte Bianco (Mont Blanc); Monte Rosa; and Monte Cervino (the Matterhorn)—upon which to create three new routes. The three peaks, not coincidentally, are among the highest in the Alps.
On Monte Bianco, with two Basque friends, Barmasse established a new route on the left pillar of the Brouillard. On Monte Rosa, he put up a new route on the southeast face of the Punta Gnifetti with his father Marco. Finally, on Cervino, in the face of high risk and difficulty, he established a new route on Peak Muzio, solo.
All three climbing adventures were exceptional for their location, their remoteness and for the spirit that characterized them. And now, all three climbs have been captured in the film, “Not So Far”.
The Barmasse Trilogy is a tribute to the high mountains and to the inexhaustible spirit of classical mountaineering, the same spirit that prompted Alfred Mummery to write, “The true mountaineer is the man who attempts new ascents, and equally, whether he succeeds or fails, delights in the fun and joy of the struggle.”
Hervé Barmasse grew up at the foot of Matterhorn, and has climbed mountains all over the world, including in the Alps, the mountains of Pakistan and in Patagonia. After such a vast amount of travel, he has realized that the value of the experience does not depend on the mountain itself but rather on the eyes of the mountaineer.
Hervé believes that, nowadays, adventure can also be found at home. One need only choose unusual seasons, to accept risk and effort and, most of all, to search passionately, and one’s fantasy will be left to run free.


Director: Hervé Barmasse
Director of photography: Giacomo Berthet
Edition: Enrico Deni, Alessandra Conti
Text: Enrico Camanni
Cameraman: Giacomo Berthet
Addition Camera: Francesco Ippolito, Hervé Barmasse, Damiano Levati, Marco Barmasse, Iker and
Eneko Pou
Producer: A.S.D. Les yeux du Mont Cervin
Delegated to production: Grazia Fenu
Original music: Vincent Boniface and the band Abnoba
Voice over: Andrea Piovan
Graphics: Dario Balestra
Administration: Grazia Fenu


corona d'alloro Best mountaineering film award
Mountain Film Festival, Domzale, Slovenia – april 2013

corona d'alloro Award best mountain film
XVI Vertical Festival Film Competition, Moscow – april 2013

corona d'alloro Public award
Cervino Cinemountain International Film Festival – august 2012

corona d'alloro Award for best feature film
6th festival internacional de cine de montana
Ushuaia SHH – shuaia Tierra del Fuego, Argentina – august 2013

corona d'alloro Best mountain and alpinism award
9th Ikafest Mountain Film Festival 2013 – Lima, Perù – agosto 2013


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