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Free solo - Ropeless rock climbing

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    Desert rats Vod

    Desert rats

    Nick Rosen (2009)

    Desert rats is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in The Wall and Canyonlands National Park. It was directed by Peter Mortimer in 2009 and produced by Sender Films. It is a part of the series First ascent - The series (7/7). It features Rob Pizem, Alex Honnold, Nick Martino, Steph Davis, Steve 'Crusher' Bartlett, Chip Wilson and others.

    USA / 18 min

    Desert rats

    Nick Rosen, Peter Mortimer

    • 2009
    • USA
    • 18 min
    Desert rats is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in The Wall and Canyonlands National Park. It was directed by Peter Mortimer in 2009 and produced by Sender Films. It is a part of the series First ascent - The series (7/7). It features Rob Pizem, Alex Honnold, Nick Martino, Steph Davis, Steve 'Crusher' Bartlett, Chip Wilson and others.

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    Fly or die Vod

    Fly or die

    Nick Rosen (2009)

    Fly or die is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in Eiger and Separate Reality. It was directed by Peter Mortimer in 2009 and produced by Sender Films. It is a part of the series First ascent - The series (6/7). It features Dean Potter, Matt Samet, Justin Roth and Hank Caylor.

    USA / 24 min

    Fly or die

    Nick Rosen, Peter Mortimer

    • 2009
    • USA
    • 24 min
    Fly or die is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in Eiger and Separate Reality. It was directed by Peter Mortimer in 2009 and produced by Sender Films. It is a part of the series First ascent - The series (6/7). It features Dean Potter, Matt Samet, Justin Roth and Hank Caylor.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Alone on the wall Vod

    Alone on the wall

    Nick Rosen (2009)

    Alone on the wall is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in Half Dome and Moonlight Buttress. It was directed by Peter Mortimer in 2009 and produced by Sender Films. It is a part of the series First ascent - The series (1/7). It features Alex Honnold, Cedar Wright, Steph Davis, John Long, Nick Martino, Dierdre Wolownick Honnold and others.

    USA / 24 min

    Alone on the wall

    Nick Rosen, Peter Mortimer

    • 2009
    • USA
    • 24 min
    Alone on the wall is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in Half Dome and Moonlight Buttress. It was directed by Peter Mortimer in 2009 and produced by Sender Films. It is a part of the series First ascent - The series (1/7). It features Alex Honnold, Cedar Wright, Steph Davis, John Long, Nick Martino, Dierdre Wolownick Honnold and others.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    The sharp end Vod

    The sharp end

    Peter Mortimer (2007)

    "The Sharp End" showcases the climbers who risk everything to do the world's most dangerous and committing climbs. Run-out traditional routes, scary highball boulder problems, ice-covered alpine walls and all-or-nothing free-solo ascents are all part of the game. The film features Alex Honnold, Dean Potter, Mike Patz, Steph Davis, Tommy Caldwell, Jonny Copp, Lisa Rands and many more.

    USA / 64 min

    The sharp end

    Peter Mortimer, Nick Rosen

    • 2007
    • USA
    • 64 min
    "The Sharp End" showcases the climbers who risk everything to do the world's most dangerous and committing climbs. Run-out traditional routes, scary highball boulder problems, ice-covered alpine walls and all-or-nothing free-solo ascents are all part of the game. The film features Alex Honnold, Dean Potter, Mike Patz, Steph Davis, Tommy Caldwell, Jonny Copp, Lisa Rands and many more.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Free solo climbing - John Bachar Vod

    Free solo climbing - John Bachar

    Dave Caldwell (1984)

    This Real People reportage portrays John Bachar and shows him climbing unroped in Joshua Tree National Park while we hear him talking about his life and climbing philosophy. At the end of the reportage and when the program comes back to the studio, Bachar appears on scene from above doing a rappel. Real People was a television series aired at NBC television from 1979 to 1984, in which different hosts in front of a large studio audience were presenting reportages of varied 'real people' with unique occupations or hobbies (real as opposed to celebrities).

    USA / 6 min

    Free solo climbing - John Bachar

    Dave Caldwell

    • 1984
    • USA
    • 6 min
    This Real People reportage portrays John Bachar and shows him climbing unroped in Joshua Tree National Park while we hear him talking about his life and climbing philosophy. At the end of the reportage and when the program comes back to the studio, Bachar appears on scene from above doing a rappel. Real People was a television series aired at NBC television from 1979 to 1984, in which different hosts in front of a large studio audience were presenting reportages of varied 'real people' with unique occupations or hobbies (real as opposed to celebrities).

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Morir por la cima - Short version Vod

    Morir por la cima - Short version

    Pablo Martín (2016)

    Who decides how we should live our lives? Carlos Suarez, one of the leading international extreme sportsman, shows in this documentary why he chooses a life full of challenges and adventure. He offers another way to understand life, explaining why climbers risk their lives in every expedition. There are many ways of accepting that the simple fact of living means a risk. This is the 50 minutes version of the original film, which is 80 minutes long.

    Spain / 53 min

    Morir por la cima - Short version

    Pablo Martín

    • 2016
    • Spain
    • 53 min
    Who decides how we should live our lives? Carlos Suarez, one of the leading international extreme sportsman, shows in this documentary why he chooses a life full of challenges and adventure. He offers another way to understand life, explaining why climbers risk their lives in every expedition. There are many ways of accepting that the simple fact of living means a risk. This is the 50 minutes version of the original film, which is 80 minutes long.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Free Solo Vod

    Free Solo

    Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi (2018)

    From award-winning documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi and world-renowned photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin, the directors of 'Meru' comes this stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of free soloist climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of the world’s most famous rock ... the 3,200-foot El Capitan in Yosemite National Park … without a rope. Celebrated as one of the greatest athletic feats of any kind, Honnold’s climb set the ultimate standard: perfection or death. Succeeding in this challenge places his story in the annals of human achievement.

    USA / 100 min

    Free Solo

    Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin

    • 2018
    • USA
    • 100 min
    From award-winning documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi and world-renowned photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin, the directors of 'Meru' comes this stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of free soloist climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of the world’s most famous rock ... the 3,200-foot El Capitan in Yosemite National Park … without a rope. Celebrated as one of the greatest athletic feats of any kind, Honnold’s climb set the ultimate standard: perfection or death. Succeeding in this challenge places his story in the annals of human achievement.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Solo Base Vod

    Solo Base

    Xavier Coll (2016)

    Solo Base (From Climbing to Jumping) follows the path of David Fusté along with his friend Turko, both very strong climbers who become BASE jumpers in order to make their dreams of flying a reality. However they don't only become jumpers, since what they do is climbing without ropes with a parachute on their bags, as their only piece 'safety' gear. David also has much respect for nature and the animals, being vegan and living his life as part of the environment itself. Solo BASE is also a tribute to Dean Potter, the one who invented this extreme and yet beautiful way of living the dream.

    Spain / 37 min

    Solo Base

    Xavier Coll

    • 2016
    • Spain
    • 37 min
    Solo Base (From Climbing to Jumping) follows the path of David Fusté along with his friend Turko, both very strong climbers who become BASE jumpers in order to make their dreams of flying a reality. However they don't only become jumpers, since what they do is climbing without ropes with a parachute on their bags, as their only piece 'safety' gear. David also has much respect for nature and the animals, being vegan and living his life as part of the environment itself. Solo BASE is also a tribute to Dean Potter, the one who invented this extreme and yet beautiful way of living the dream.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Toucher le ciel Vod

    Toucher le ciel

    Olivier Van'l (2017)

    World famous extreme athlete Alain Robert, also known as the 'French Spiderman', has been climbing bare hand the tallest buildings on the planet for over 25 years. So when the construction of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai was completed, making it the tallest tower in the world culminating at 828m, it seemed natural that he had to face the challenge. That endeavour represented 5 years of intense negotiation and preparation.

    France / 52 min

    Toucher le ciel

    Olivier Van'l

    • 2017
    • France
    • 52 min
    World famous extreme athlete Alain Robert, also known as the 'French Spiderman', has been climbing bare hand the tallest buildings on the planet for over 25 years. So when the construction of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai was completed, making it the tallest tower in the world culminating at 828m, it seemed natural that he had to face the challenge. That endeavour represented 5 years of intense negotiation and preparation.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Hansjörg Auer - No Turning Back Vod

    Hansjörg Auer - No Turning Back

    Damiano Levati (2017)

    Probably no one has explored solo climbing like Hansjörg Auer, whose memorable feat on the 'fish route' has forever marked the history of this very peculiar kind of mountaineering. 'The hardest thing to do when you're doing free solo,' says Hansjörg, 'is not the ascent. It is to go back home.' Why? Because when loneliness strips you naked you understand the importance of the relationships you build with people around you. 'No turning back' is an introspective and epic film, delicate and powerful: there is not only vertical life, there is not only performance. There is an all-round discovery of what makes a life worth living.

    Italy / 30 min

    Hansjörg Auer - No Turning Back

    Damiano Levati

    • 2017
    • Italy
    • 30 min
    Probably no one has explored solo climbing like Hansjörg Auer, whose memorable feat on the 'fish route' has forever marked the history of this very peculiar kind of mountaineering. 'The hardest thing to do when you're doing free solo,' says Hansjörg, 'is not the ascent. It is to go back home.' Why? Because when loneliness strips you naked you understand the importance of the relationships you build with people around you. 'No turning back' is an introspective and epic film, delicate and powerful: there is not only vertical life, there is not only performance. There is an all-round discovery of what makes a life worth living.

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  • Documentary / Historical

    Wild new brave Vod

    Wild new brave

    Oakley Anderson-Moore (2014)

    Wild new brave is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in Yosemite National Park. It was directed by Oakley Anderson-Moore in 2014. It features John Bachar, Henry Barber, Ron Kauk, Lynn Hill, Ed Webster, Joe Herbst and others.

    USA / 27 min

    Wild new brave

    Oakley Anderson-Moore

    • 2014
    • USA
    • 27 min
    Wild new brave is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in Yosemite National Park. It was directed by Oakley Anderson-Moore in 2014. It features John Bachar, Henry Barber, Ron Kauk, Lynn Hill, Ed Webster, Joe Herbst and others.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Solo, escalada a la vida Vod

    Solo, escalada a la vida

    Jordi Varela (2014)

    Solo, escalada a la vida is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in Sant Llorenç De Montgai. It was directed by Jordi Varela in 2014 and produced by MagicLine Films. It features Jordi Salas 'Pelón', Chris Sharma, Dani Andrada and Keyla Salas.

    Spain / 45 min

    Solo, escalada a la vida

    Jordi Varela

    • 2014
    • Spain
    • 45 min
    Solo, escalada a la vida is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in Sant Llorenç De Montgai. It was directed by Jordi Varela in 2014 and produced by MagicLine Films. It features Jordi Salas 'Pelón', Chris Sharma, Dani Andrada and Keyla Salas.

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