Tyndýk · Eine Reise zum Kyzyl Asker


It is there where the mountains are so high that there’s no wind in the valley. Where the stars shine so bright because there are no roads. Where the writer Aitmatow once wrote in his beautiful, powerful language. Where the people look Asian, Siberian, Russian and all so different. It is there where we are heading to.


Only five mountain ranges to China; twelve to Kazakhstan. It is a beautiful and wild land. The snow covered peaks, the riverbeds winding through green valleys, herds of sheep with their herdsmen carefully watching, where nomads are spending their summer in yurts.

Characters of the Film

Ines Papert was born in Wittenberg in 1974 right in the middle of Saxony’s flat plains far away from any mountains. The family spent their yearly skiing holidays in the Krkonoše mountain range but Ines‘ alpinist ambitions were mediocre at the time. In the early ninetys in the former GDR all sings were directed to opening to the West Ines was drawn in this direction as well. As a fledgling physical therapist Ines got a job in Berchtesgaden and suddenly found herself living next to the Alps. It started rather harmlessly: going on hikes, mountain biking after work and ski touring on weekends.

Her first contact with ice climbing ended with a bloody nose. It took some time before the love-hate relationship turned into a deep and passionate friendship. In 2001 Ines won the overall World Cup in Ice Climbing. She gave up her profession and started her successful career as a climbing professional.

In 2000 Ines‘ son Emanuel was born. Like many mothers, it was the highlight of her life but no reason to quit climbing. Ines Papert is a woman who wants both: a family AND a job. She is a four time winner of the World Ice climbing Championships and was a young mother before she said goodbye to competition climbing. Since then she focuses on other new projects. Now it’s the high mountains and exposed summits that magically call out to her. Expeditions lure her to the most remote places on earth.


The Music


Born in the suburban Icelandic town of Mosfellsbær, a few kilometers outside of Reykjavík, the 25-year old composer has always enjoyed pushing boundaries with both his studio work and his live-shows. Through relentless touring and determination this young artist has steadily gained recognition worldwide since his 2007 debut 'Eulogy for Evolution'. Ólafur Arnalds’ second full-length album '…and they have escaped the weight of darkness' (2010), continues his mission to lure an indie-generation of pop and rock fans into an emotive world of beguiling electronic chamber music and delicate classical arrangements.



Nils Frahm had an early introduction to music. During his childhood he was taught to play piano by Nahum Brodski – a student of the last scholar of Tschaikowski. It was through this that Nils began to immerse himself in the styles of the classical pianists before him as well as contemporary composers.

Today Nils Frahm works as an accomplished composer and producer from his Berlin-based Durton Studio. His unconventional approach to an age-old instrument, played contemplatively and intimately, has won him many fans around the world. For a musician this early in his career, Frahm displays an incredibly developed sense of control and restraint in his work, catching the ear of many fans.

Nils returned with his new album 'Spaces' 2013 expressing his love for experimentation and answering the call from his fans for a record that truly reflects what they have witnessed during his concerts. Nils is currently on his worldwide Spaces 2014 tour.



Erased Tapes Records is a London, United Kingdom based independent record label focusing on releasing avant-garde music which is widely regarded as very diverse in genres and styles. The record company was established by German-born Robert Raths in early 2007. Its roster of contemporary classical music composers includes Ólafur Arnalds, Nils Frahm, Lubomyr Melnyk, A Winged Victory For The Sullen and Peter Broderick amongst others.

Erased Tapes has become a meeting point and melting pot for innovative and imaginative musicians who knew there had to be somewhere they could call home.



Brought up in a musical household in Oregon, Peter quickly became a popular session musician for the likes of M. Ward in the Portland area. Later discovered by the Danish band Efterklang he joined their live band and spent the next six years based in Europe where he collaborated with many like-minded contemporaries. Through relentless touring, multiple album recordings and film scores Peter has established himself as a solo artist, known for his innate gift as a musical medium to picking up any instrument, turning his musings into poignant songs.


Franz Walter

Thank you

Franz Walter is a modern storyteller, photographer, computer scientist & creative nomad. Born 1980 in Nuremberg, Germany he studied Media Technology at the Technical University of Ilmenau, where he graduated in 2006. Three years later he founded „nanuuq“, a tiny creative consultancy working on projects with a heart that beats, documenting projects and expeditions, mainly with outdoor athletes, to the most remote places. As a photographer and cameraman he explores the relationships of landscape and human activity.


In 2012 he began forming „Made by Nomads“, a close-knit collective of visual storytellers and writers, athletes and artists, engineers and craftsmen considering the future of storytelling.


Ines Papert, Emanuel Papert, Wolfgang Kurz, Thomas Senf, Wolfgang Russegger, Charly Fritzer, Mareike Bösenberg, Alina, Paula, Alexandra Steiner, Robert Steiner, Tom Duguid, Tanja Kulkies, Robert Raths, Ólafur Arnalds, Nils Frahm, Julian Gröner, Konbeatz, Ekaterina Koroleva, Frank Kretschmann, Katharina Quast, Jochen Schmoll, Johanna Stöckl and many more - for their patience and their advise in making Tyndýk happen.

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