Documentary / Climbing Journal
In December 2018, alpinists Ari Novak and Karsten Delap set out for India to explore one of the most remote valleys in the Indian Himalaya with local climber Karn Kowshik. Their goal was to meet with the indigenous population of the Spiti Valley and try to support local ice climbing. What they found was perhaps the biggest treasure trove of unclimbed ice in all the Himalaya. Himalayan Ice tells the history-making story of their journey to put up 9 first ascents and start an ice climbing movement by the local population. From their journey to the valley along the most treacherous road on earth to walking amongst Snow Leopards, the expedition was anything but expected.
- 47 min
AvailabilityVideo on Demand
Documentary / Historical
Genesis - 40 Years of Ice Climbing
A film celebrating the first ascent of Genesis II, November 6, 1971 by Pat Callis and Brian Leo. This modern ascent by Pat Wolfe using the original gear (with comments by Yvon Chouinard) explores the birth of waterfall ice climbing through the invention of the curved pick.
- 7 min