Bozeman Film Society is proud to present the Montana premiere of The Grand Rescue – a gripping true story about a rescue that became legend. In 1967, on the North Face of the Grand Teton, seven rescuers risked their lives to save a severely injured climber and his companion. One of the most infamous rescues of its time, the rescue took three harrowing days, pushed the team to the edge of their abilities, and cemented a lifelong bond. Remarkably, once safe, the injured climber publicly criticized the very men who risked their lives to save his. Looking back after more than 40 years, the rescuers and survivors recount the trial with a mixture of honesty and unabashed candor. Not rated, this documentary runs 60 minutes. Directed by Meredith Lavitt/Bill Kerig and Produced by Jenny Wilson/Meredith Lavitt/John Logan Pierson.
Joining us for the film premiere are Rick Reese and Bob Irvine, two members of the original 1967 rescue team, who will answer questions and draw comparisons with current search and rescue techniques after the screening.
A portion of the evening’s proceeds will benefit the Gallatin County Search and Rescue.