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    Cavewoman DVD

    Cavewoman

    Dave Brown (2005)

    Scottish climber Fiona Murray has taken a career break to climb full-time. She spends the whole winter season in the Canadian Rockies and becomes obsessed with a route called "Caveman", a classic hard mixed climb. When it was first climbed five years ago, it was considered one of the hardest routes in the world. A humorous and inspirational tale for every female who has ever felt intimidated in the often testosterone-dominated mountain-sports arena. (This is an excerpt from the 38-minute film "All Mixed Up".)

    UK / 14 min

    Cavewoman

    Dave Brown

    • 2005
    • UK
    • 14 min
    Scottish climber Fiona Murray has taken a career break to climb full-time. She spends the whole winter season in the Canadian Rockies and becomes obsessed with a route called "Caveman", a classic hard mixed climb. When it was first climbed five years ago, it was considered one of the hardest routes in the world. A humorous and inspirational tale for every female who has ever felt intimidated in the often testosterone-dominated mountain-sports arena. (This is an excerpt from the 38-minute film "All Mixed Up".)

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    All mixed up Vod

    All mixed up

    Dave Brown (2005)

    All Mixed Up is a gripping tale of two female climbers from Scotland as they push their limits to see if they have what it takes in the spectacular Canadian Rockies. Tackling some of the steepest and toughest routes in the country, their roller coaster ride of self-questioning and sheer bloody-mindedness dressed up as determination is an inspirational story of success in the hard world of winter mixed climbing.

    UK / 38 min

    All mixed up

    Dave Brown, Paul Diffley

    • 2005
    • UK
    • 38 min
    All Mixed Up is a gripping tale of two female climbers from Scotland as they push their limits to see if they have what it takes in the spectacular Canadian Rockies. Tackling some of the steepest and toughest routes in the country, their roller coaster ride of self-questioning and sheer bloody-mindedness dressed up as determination is an inspirational story of success in the hard world of winter mixed climbing.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    A Grand Journey

    Amon Barker (2019)

    Born and raised in Jackson, WY, Kira has found a great love for the outdoors. Her lifestyle involves hiking, skiing, biking and pursuing her career as a yoga instructor. Kira was born with a rare birth defect and had her lower leg amputated as a child. Since being able to walk, she has used a prosthetic leg. While some might see this as a major setback, Kira’s fiery passion and athleticism drives her to achieve her goals and amaze those around her with her achievements. Climbing the iconic Grand Teton has been a childhood dream of Kira’s. In A Grand Journey short documentary film, we get an intimate look into Kira’s unique but incredibly relatable journey as she attempts to take on a goal she herself may not believe is possible.

    USA / 15 min

    A Grand Journey

    Amon Barker

    • 2019
    • USA
    • 15 min
    Born and raised in Jackson, WY, Kira has found a great love for the outdoors. Her lifestyle involves hiking, skiing, biking and pursuing her career as a yoga instructor. Kira was born with a rare birth defect and had her lower leg amputated as a child. Since being able to walk, she has used a prosthetic leg. While some might see this as a major setback, Kira’s fiery passion and athleticism drives her to achieve her goals and amaze those around her with her achievements. Climbing the iconic Grand Teton has been a childhood dream of Kira’s. In A Grand Journey short documentary film, we get an intimate look into Kira’s unique but incredibly relatable journey as she attempts to take on a goal she herself may not believe is possible.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Equal Footing

    Dan Holz (2016)

    While climbing in Wyoming's remote Wind River Range, Kim Havell and Julia Heemstra discuss the realities of being female climbers in what is traditionally a male-dominated sport. Wyoming’s remote and vast wilderness provides them the perfect canvas to redefine the preconception of the feminine. Isolated and exposed, their presence breathes life into this bleak yet breathtaking landscape as they navigate sheer granite walls and explore the fabric of experience. A film by Dan Holz produced for Osprey.

    USA / 8 min

    Equal Footing

    Dan Holz

    • 2016
    • USA
    • 8 min
    While climbing in Wyoming's remote Wind River Range, Kim Havell and Julia Heemstra discuss the realities of being female climbers in what is traditionally a male-dominated sport. Wyoming’s remote and vast wilderness provides them the perfect canvas to redefine the preconception of the feminine. Isolated and exposed, their presence breathes life into this bleak yet breathtaking landscape as they navigate sheer granite walls and explore the fabric of experience. A film by Dan Holz produced for Osprey.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Adaptive Vod

    Adaptive

    Taylor Zann (2019)

    Jim Ewing is a veteran rock climber and senior rope engineer at Sterling Rope, a prominent rock-climbing rope company. On Christmas Day in 2014, Jim fell over 50 feet to the ground in a climbing accident, a near-death experience that led to the subsequent below-the-knee amputation of his left leg. Before walking on a prosthetic, Jim was already climbing again, and before long, he began dreaming about his bucket list… In 2018, Jim joins Maureen Beck, a professional climber missing her left hand, to attempt the first all-adaptive ascent of the Lotus Flower Tower in Canada’s Cirque of the Unclimbables. Jim and Maureen hope to demonstrate that 'disabled' climbers are just differently –and equally–abled.

    USA / 36 min

    Adaptive

    Taylor Zann

    • 2019
    • USA
    • 36 min
    Jim Ewing is a veteran rock climber and senior rope engineer at Sterling Rope, a prominent rock-climbing rope company. On Christmas Day in 2014, Jim fell over 50 feet to the ground in a climbing accident, a near-death experience that led to the subsequent below-the-knee amputation of his left leg. Before walking on a prosthetic, Jim was already climbing again, and before long, he began dreaming about his bucket list… In 2018, Jim joins Maureen Beck, a professional climber missing her left hand, to attempt the first all-adaptive ascent of the Lotus Flower Tower in Canada’s Cirque of the Unclimbables. Jim and Maureen hope to demonstrate that 'disabled' climbers are just differently –and equally–abled.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Aliento Vod

    Aliento

    Ulises Fierro (2018)

    Fear, breathing, movement, presence, persistence ... This short documentary is an inside look at the process that Margarita Cardoso follows to climb one of the most beautiful and technically difficult climbing routes in Los Dinamos, Mexico City. Through this intimate documentary, we discover how knowledge of the body –both its strengths and its limitations– is essential to face this kind of climb and any other hard challenge.

    Mexico / 17 min

    Aliento

    Ulises Fierro

    • 2018
    • Mexico
    • 17 min
    Fear, breathing, movement, presence, persistence ... This short documentary is an inside look at the process that Margarita Cardoso follows to climb one of the most beautiful and technically difficult climbing routes in Los Dinamos, Mexico City. Through this intimate documentary, we discover how knowledge of the body –both its strengths and its limitations– is essential to face this kind of climb and any other hard challenge.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Symphony on Skis Vod

    Symphony on Skis

    Carla Braun-Elwert (2017)

    An adventurous ski tour of two sisters, who follow the tracks of their father, across the pristine landscapes of New Zealand. 30 years ago, Gottlieb Braun-Elwert set out on an incredible expedition. He traversed the major glaciers of the Southern Alps, covering 40km and 4000 vertical meters, from the heart of the South Island to the West Coast in just 18 hours. A route of astonishing beauty, immense freedom, breathtaking vistas and dealing with the challenges of an untamed wilderness. He called this route 'Symphony on Skis'. Now, his daughters Carla, Elke and a small team of adventurers embark on the same journey. This film is a homage to their late father who found a love and home in New Zealand’s Southern Alps.

    New Zealand / 60 min

    Symphony on Skis

    Carla Braun-Elwert

    • 2017
    • New Zealand
    • 60 min
    An adventurous ski tour of two sisters, who follow the tracks of their father, across the pristine landscapes of New Zealand. 30 years ago, Gottlieb Braun-Elwert set out on an incredible expedition. He traversed the major glaciers of the Southern Alps, covering 40km and 4000 vertical meters, from the heart of the South Island to the West Coast in just 18 hours. A route of astonishing beauty, immense freedom, breathtaking vistas and dealing with the challenges of an untamed wilderness. He called this route 'Symphony on Skis'. Now, his daughters Carla, Elke and a small team of adventurers embark on the same journey. This film is a homage to their late father who found a love and home in New Zealand’s Southern Alps.

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    Shifting Ice - Changing Tides

    Kt Miller (2015)

    In March of 2014 six women set sail from Isafjordur, Iceland with the intention of sailing across the Denmark Straight and up the west coast of Greenland. They hoped to explore the remote coastline, pioneer new ski descents, and collect scientific data in some of the most incredible wilderness on earth. This is their story.

    USA / 30 min

    Shifting Ice - Changing Tides

    Kt Miller

    • 2015
    • USA
    • 30 min
    In March of 2014 six women set sail from Isafjordur, Iceland with the intention of sailing across the Denmark Straight and up the west coast of Greenland. They hoped to explore the remote coastline, pioneer new ski descents, and collect scientific data in some of the most incredible wilderness on earth. This is their story.

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  • Documentary / Biographical

    Beyond the heights Vod

    Beyond the heights

    Mirza Ali (2015)

    'Beyond the Heights' is the true, real-life story of Samina Baig, a young Pakistani girl who created history on May 19, 2013, when at the still tender age of 21 years, she became the first Pakistani woman to successfully ascent the highest peak on the Planet, Mt. Everest. Her achievement, remarkable as it is, assumes an even more superlative dimension, when seen in the light of her background and the challenges she faced, no less Gargantuan than those Everest itself presented. The documentary 'Beyond the Heights' captures Samina’s life and journey to the top of Everest in a spectacular, heartwarming way.

    Pakistan / 47 min

    Beyond the heights

    Mirza Ali, Jawad Sharif

    • 2015
    • Pakistan
    • 47 min
    'Beyond the Heights' is the true, real-life story of Samina Baig, a young Pakistani girl who created history on May 19, 2013, when at the still tender age of 21 years, she became the first Pakistani woman to successfully ascent the highest peak on the Planet, Mt. Everest. Her achievement, remarkable as it is, assumes an even more superlative dimension, when seen in the light of her background and the challenges she faced, no less Gargantuan than those Everest itself presented. The documentary 'Beyond the Heights' captures Samina’s life and journey to the top of Everest in a spectacular, heartwarming way.

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  • Drama / Biographical

    Poorna Vod

    Poorna

    Rahul Bose (2017)

    The true story of Poorna, the youngest girl to ever climb Everest at the age of 13. Poorna Malavath belongs to a Telugu speaking tribal family in Pakala village of Nizamabad district in the combined Andhra Pradesh state of India. Her parents are farm laborers. She joins the State Social Welfare Residential Educational Institutions Society for her education. Her talent is spotted by the un-corrupt secretary of the Society Dr. R. S. Praveen Kumar. The chief minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy authorizes her for Operation Everest. On 25 May 2014, Poorna scales the highest peak of Mount Everest and, aged 13 years and 11 months.

    India / 104 min

    Poorna

    Rahul Bose

    • 2017
    • India
    • 104 min
    The true story of Poorna, the youngest girl to ever climb Everest at the age of 13. Poorna Malavath belongs to a Telugu speaking tribal family in Pakala village of Nizamabad district in the combined Andhra Pradesh state of India. Her parents are farm laborers. She joins the State Social Welfare Residential Educational Institutions Society for her education. Her talent is spotted by the un-corrupt secretary of the Society Dr. R. S. Praveen Kumar. The chief minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy authorizes her for Operation Everest. On 25 May 2014, Poorna scales the highest peak of Mount Everest and, aged 13 years and 11 months.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Shifting Dreams

    Chris Prescott (2016)

    In 2015, Caroline Ciavaldini set herself the ambitious project of free climbing the Voie Petit, a 450m granite route graded 8b on the Grand Capucin on Mont Blanc du Tacul, Chamonix. Established by Arnaud Petit in 1997, and first free-climbed by Alex Huber in 2005, the route is protected by a mixture of trad gear, bolts and pegs. A film by Chris Prescott produced by Dark Sky Media.

    UK / 33 min

    Shifting Dreams

    Chris Prescott

    • 2016
    • UK
    • 33 min
    In 2015, Caroline Ciavaldini set herself the ambitious project of free climbing the Voie Petit, a 450m granite route graded 8b on the Grand Capucin on Mont Blanc du Tacul, Chamonix. Established by Arnaud Petit in 1997, and first free-climbed by Alex Huber in 2005, the route is protected by a mixture of trad gear, bolts and pegs. A film by Chris Prescott produced by Dark Sky Media.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Women with altitude Vod

    Women with altitude

    Sarah Vaill (2010)

    On the snow-covered peaks of the Bolivian Andes seven women are undertaking an epic journey. They are the survivors and friends of survivors of domestic abuse, bound together by their experiences. Struck by rockfall, severe weather, dissension and altitude sickness, the team's climb becomes a breathtaking and triumphant visual metaphor for finding the strength to overcome life's most colossal ordeals. 'Being in the dark was hard, it reminded me of another time that was hard', Sarah says in the near complete black, only the flashlights piercing the gloom. 'After an assault by a boyfriend, I couldn't face myself, I stayed alone in the dark'. But that is why Sarah is here, to confront that shadowy memory.

    USA / 52 min

    Women with altitude

    Sarah Vaill

    • 2010
    • USA
    • 52 min
    On the snow-covered peaks of the Bolivian Andes seven women are undertaking an epic journey. They are the survivors and friends of survivors of domestic abuse, bound together by their experiences. Struck by rockfall, severe weather, dissension and altitude sickness, the team's climb becomes a breathtaking and triumphant visual metaphor for finding the strength to overcome life's most colossal ordeals. 'Being in the dark was hard, it reminded me of another time that was hard', Sarah says in the near complete black, only the flashlights piercing the gloom. 'After an assault by a boyfriend, I couldn't face myself, I stayed alone in the dark'. But that is why Sarah is here, to confront that shadowy memory.

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