Jochen Hemmleb (Germany) – President of BanskoFilmFest`2016 International Jury – lecturer, consultant in the field of maountaineering history, writer.
Jochen Hemmleb is born August 13, 1971, in Bad Homburg (near Frankfurt), Germany. He is a writer, consultant for TV productions, lecturer and consultant in the field of mountaineering and mountaineering history. In 1999 he co-instigated and took part in the Mallory & Irvine Research Expedition to Mount Everest, which discovered the remains of Himalayan pioneer George Mallory. As author, editor, and translator, Jochen has published 15 books, including the award-winning Ghosts of Everest and, most recently, Extreme Eiger together with renowned British mountaineering journalists Peter & Leni Gillman. He has worked on a dozen TV documentaries. His film Petit Dru – The Disintegrating Mountain, starring Andy Parkin and Steve House, won the “Kamera Alpin in Gold” at the 2012 International Mountain and Adventure Film Festival in Graz, Austria. Jochen has climbed and travelled in the Alps, East Africa, New Zealand, North and South America, and participated in six Expeditions to the Himalaya and Karakoram. He lives with his family in Lana, South Tyrol (Italy).