Filmography

Doug Tompkins

7 films

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    Mountain of storms

    Robert Collinson (1972)

    In the summer of 1968 four men –climber and surfer Yvon Chouinard, climber and skier Doug Tompkins, champion skier Dick Dorworth and climber and cinematographer Lito Tejada-Flores– set off from California in an old van to surf, ski and climb their way down to the southern end of Argentina. Three and a half months and 16,500 miles later, they arrive at their destination: Patagonia, where they met up with a young British climber, Chris Jones. Their goal is to climb a mountain that had been climbed only twice before: Cerro Fitz Roy. The team attempts the first ascent of Fitz Roy's Southwest Buttress, the so-called 'Californian Route'. The film documents this road trip that changed their lives.

    USA / 52 min

    Mountain of storms

    Robert Collinson, Lito Tejada-Flores

    • 1972
    • USA
    • 52 min
    In the summer of 1968 four men –climber and surfer Yvon Chouinard, climber and skier Doug Tompkins, champion skier Dick Dorworth and climber and cinematographer Lito Tejada-Flores– set off from California in an old van to surf, ski and climb their way down to the southern end of Argentina. Three and a half months and 16,500 miles later, they arrive at their destination: Patagonia, where they met up with a young British climber, Chris Jones. Their goal is to climb a mountain that had been climbed only twice before: Cerro Fitz Roy. The team attempts the first ascent of Fitz Roy's Southwest Buttress, the so-called 'Californian Route'. The film documents this road trip that changed their lives.

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    In the shadow of the condor

    Michael Brown (2002)

    In the shadow of the condor is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Volcán Corcovado. It was directed by Michael Brown in 2002 and produced by Serac Adventure Films. It features Pablo Sandor, Rick Klein, Doug Tompkins, Chris Morris, Michael Powers, Luis Benitez and others.

    USA / 46 min

    In the shadow of the condor

    Michael Brown

    • 2002
    • USA
    • 46 min
    In the shadow of the condor is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Volcán Corcovado. It was directed by Michael Brown in 2002 and produced by Serac Adventure Films. It features Pablo Sandor, Rick Klein, Doug Tompkins, Chris Morris, Michael Powers, Luis Benitez and others.

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  • Documentary / Biographical

    Douglas Tompkins - A wild legacy

    Chris Cresci (2016)

    Douglas Tompkins was a world-renowned adventurer, entrepreneur, and conservationist. The founder of The North Face and cofounder of Esprit, Doug spent the first half of his life building successful, global brands, while simultaneously adventuring around the world, completing first descents of the world’s toughest rivers. In 1968 Doug embarked on a trip to Chile, driving with friends from California to the tip of Patagonia. Documented in the film Mountain of Storms, the trip solidified Doug’s place as a rock climbing legend. In the early 1990s, Doug sold his part of Esprit and turned his entrepreneurial energies to land and wildlife conservation projects in South America, working alongside his wife, Kristine McDivitt Tompkins, the former CEO of Patagonia, Inc.

    USA / 16 min

    Douglas Tompkins - A wild legacy

    Chris Cresci, James Q Martin

    • 2016
    • USA
    • 16 min
    Douglas Tompkins was a world-renowned adventurer, entrepreneur, and conservationist. The founder of The North Face and cofounder of Esprit, Doug spent the first half of his life building successful, global brands, while simultaneously adventuring around the world, completing first descents of the world’s toughest rivers. In 1968 Doug embarked on a trip to Chile, driving with friends from California to the tip of Patagonia. Documented in the film Mountain of Storms, the trip solidified Doug’s place as a rock climbing legend. In the early 1990s, Doug sold his part of Esprit and turned his entrepreneurial energies to land and wildlife conservation projects in South America, working alongside his wife, Kristine McDivitt Tompkins, the former CEO of Patagonia, Inc.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

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    The search for freedom

    Jon Long (2014)

    The story of a cultural revolution fueled by the human desire to live in the moment and do what makes you feel the most alive. We discover how an electrifying new world came about through pure energy and imagination and the infinite possibilities of self-expression available to anyone willing to drop in. This documentary is a visceral, visual experience told through the eyes some of the brightest pioneers, legends, visionaries and champions of surfing, mountain climbing, snowboarding, skiing, skateboarding, mountain biking and more.

    Canada / 92 min

    The search for freedom

    Jon Long

    • 2014
    • Canada
    • 92 min
    The story of a cultural revolution fueled by the human desire to live in the moment and do what makes you feel the most alive. We discover how an electrifying new world came about through pure energy and imagination and the infinite possibilities of self-expression available to anyone willing to drop in. This documentary is a visceral, visual experience told through the eyes some of the brightest pioneers, legends, visionaries and champions of surfing, mountain climbing, snowboarding, skiing, skateboarding, mountain biking and more.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    A line across the sky Vod

    A line across the sky

    Peter Mortimer (2015)

    In February, 2014, Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell became the first climbers to complete the coveted Fitz Traverse, a massive route that follows the iconic skyline of the Fitz Roy massif in southern Patagonia  This film tells the epic tale of their groundbreaking ascent and is the feature film of the 2015 REEL ROCK Film Tour.  I was hired by BigUp Productions to climb and shoot with Honnold and Caldwell in the rugged mountains of the Chalten massif in Patagonia to provide footage to help tell this story.

    USA / 40 min

    A line across the sky

    Peter Mortimer, Josh Lowell

    • 2015
    • USA
    • 40 min
    In February, 2014, Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell became the first climbers to complete the coveted Fitz Traverse, a massive route that follows the iconic skyline of the Fitz Roy massif in southern Patagonia  This film tells the epic tale of their groundbreaking ascent and is the feature film of the 2015 REEL ROCK Film Tour.  I was hired by BigUp Productions to climb and shoot with Honnold and Caldwell in the rugged mountains of the Chalten massif in Patagonia to provide footage to help tell this story.

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    Fitz Roy

    Fitz Roy

    Lito Tejada-Flores (1969)

    The film documents the first ascent of the south-west butress of Fitz Roy in the Patagonian Andes, by Yvon Chouinard, Dick Dorworth, Chris Jones, Doug Tompkins, and Lito Tejada-Flores. The shots, all done in place without subsequent ''reconstructions'' make the climate and the feelings experienced by the protagonists, who made the third successful ascent to Fitz Roy. Their story is also told in the documentary 'Mountain of storms' that narrates the whole trip the team did from California to Patagonia crossing all South America in an old van.

    USA / 29 min

    Fitz Roy

    Lito Tejada-Flores

    • 1969
    • USA
    • 29 min
    The film documents the first ascent of the south-west butress of Fitz Roy in the Patagonian Andes, by Yvon Chouinard, Dick Dorworth, Chris Jones, Doug Tompkins, and Lito Tejada-Flores. The shots, all done in place without subsequent ''reconstructions'' make the climate and the feelings experienced by the protagonists, who made the third successful ascent to Fitz Roy. Their story is also told in the documentary 'Mountain of storms' that narrates the whole trip the team did from California to Patagonia crossing all South America in an old van.

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  • Documentary / Travelogue

    180 South

    Chris Malloy (2010)

    Conquerors of the Useless follows Jeff Johnson as he retraces the epic 1968 journey of his heroes Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins to Patagonia. Along the way he gets shipwrecked off Easter Island, surfs the longest wave of his life - and prepares himself for a rare ascent of Cerro Corcovado. Jeff's life turns when he meets up in a rainy hut with Chouinard and Tompkins who, once driven purely by a love of climbing and surfing, now value above all the experience of raw nature - and have come to Patagonia to spend their fortunes to protect it.

    USA / 85 min

    180 South

    Chris Malloy

    • 2010
    • USA
    • 85 min
    Conquerors of the Useless follows Jeff Johnson as he retraces the epic 1968 journey of his heroes Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins to Patagonia. Along the way he gets shipwrecked off Easter Island, surfs the longest wave of his life - and prepares himself for a rare ascent of Cerro Corcovado. Jeff's life turns when he meets up in a rainy hut with Chouinard and Tompkins who, once driven purely by a love of climbing and surfing, now value above all the experience of raw nature - and have come to Patagonia to spend their fortunes to protect it.

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