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Posted by on Sep 24, 2010 in Kick-Back Friday

Kick-Back Friday: #135

Kick-Back Friday: #135


North Face, aka Nordwand (2008): Without Climashield, HyVent, or even goose down, four Socialist Party mountaineers2 German, 2 Austrianattempt the vertical brutality of the Eiger’s north face in low-tech, woolen-mitten fashion, circa 1936. The movie, based on true events, stumbles in its inclusion of a fictional romance but prevails superbly in the filming of mountaineering sequencesnone of which looks computer generated or even enhanced.

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A native East Tennessean, Barbara Martin is a formerly practicing, board-certified neurologist who received her BS (psychology, summa cum laude) and MD from Duke University before completing her postgraduate training (internship, residency, fellowship) at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She has worked in academia, private practice, medical publishing, drug market research, and continuing medical education (CME). For the last 3 years, she has worked in a freelance capacity as a medical writer, analyst, and consultant. Follow Dr. Barbara Martin on and Twitter.