As part of our Eiger retrospective for September, I thought it would be the ideal time to post these 11 wonderful photos that I’ve had on file for some time.
The Photo shoot features Clint (and James Fargo as first assistant director) during the filming of The Eiger Sanction in Zurich, Switzerland. The photos were taken by Beat Albrecht during the September of 1974.
After five weeks on the Eiger, the production unit travelled to Zurich to film the opening scenes of the film around the area of the Grossmünster cathedral and the Limmat river, the Münsterbrücke bridge, the Café Bauschänzli, the Kirchgasse, the Napfgasse, and the Restaurant Karl der Grosse.
Also included (left), is a rare shot of Clint with the real owners of the Hotel Bellevue des Alpes at Kleine Scheidegg. The Hotel was featured in the movie as the base for Hemlock where he meets the other members of the climbing party.