Filmography

Jon Krakauer

14 films

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  • Drama / Mountain Drama

    Everest Vod

    Everest

    Baltasar Kormákur (2015)

    Inspired by the incredible events surrounding an attempt to reach the summit of the world's highest mountain, Everest documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind. Their mettle tested by the harshest elements found on the planet, the climbers will face nearly impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival.

    USA / 121 min

    Everest

    Baltasar Kormákur

    • 2015
    • USA
    • 121 min
    Inspired by the incredible events surrounding an attempt to reach the summit of the world's highest mountain, Everest documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind. Their mettle tested by the harshest elements found on the planet, the climbers will face nearly impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Messner

    Les Guthman (2002)

    In this exclusive documentary, Reinhold Messner looks back over his career with surprising candor and personal revelation. It is the career of a man who began climbing with his father in the exquisite Italian Dolomites, but whose restless quest for self-knowledge through extreme adventures made him the greatest climber of modern times

    USA / 47 min

    Messner

    Les Guthman

    • 2002
    • USA
    • 47 min
    In this exclusive documentary, Reinhold Messner looks back over his career with surprising candor and personal revelation. It is the career of a man who began climbing with his father in the exquisite Italian Dolomites, but whose restless quest for self-knowledge through extreme adventures made him the greatest climber of modern times

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Mount Everest - The movie

    Mount Everest - The movie

    Roger Goodman (1998)

    An ABC News report on the making of the IMAX movie Everest and the tragedy occurred while the team was filming the adventure in May 1996, when eight climbers from other expedition teams died in a sudden storm high on the mountain. The documentary relives the tragedy and some of the protagonists of the story are interviewed by Forrest Sawyer. The film features Beck Weathers and his wife Peach; Rob Hall's widow, Jan Arnold; Jon Krakauer, David Breashears, Neal Beidleman, Anatoli Boukreev, and others.

    USA / 44 min

    Mount Everest - The movie

    Roger Goodman

    • 1998
    • USA
    • 44 min
    An ABC News report on the making of the IMAX movie Everest and the tragedy occurred while the team was filming the adventure in May 1996, when eight climbers from other expedition teams died in a sudden storm high on the mountain. The documentary relives the tragedy and some of the protagonists of the story are interviewed by Forrest Sawyer. The film features Beck Weathers and his wife Peach; Rob Hall's widow, Jan Arnold; Jon Krakauer, David Breashears, Neal Beidleman, Anatoli Boukreev, and others.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Jeff Lowe's Metanoia Vod

    Jeff Lowe's Metanoia

    Jim Aikman (2014)

    From the top of the world to the end of the line, this film follows the life and climbs of Jeff Lowe through his visionary ascents around the world up to his current dance with a chronic disease.

    USA / 78 min

    Jeff Lowe's Metanoia

    Jim Aikman

    • 2014
    • USA
    • 78 min
    From the top of the world to the end of the line, this film follows the life and climbs of Jeff Lowe through his visionary ascents around the world up to his current dance with a chronic disease.

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    An American ascent

    George Potter (2016)

    An American Ascent documents the first African American expedition to tackle Denali, North America's highest peak and explores the complex relationship many African-Americans have with the outdoors. As the United States transitions to a 'minority majority' nation, a staggering number of people of color do not identify with America's wild places. By embarking on the grueling multi-week climb of the 20,327ft Denali, nine African-American climbers set out to bridge this 'adventure gap' - challenging outdated notions of what adventure looks like by changing the face of America's biggest and baddest mountain on the 100th anniversary of its first summit.

    USA / 66 min

    An American ascent

    George Potter, Andrew Adkins

    • 2016
    • USA
    • 66 min
    An American Ascent documents the first African American expedition to tackle Denali, North America's highest peak and explores the complex relationship many African-Americans have with the outdoors. As the United States transitions to a 'minority majority' nation, a staggering number of people of color do not identify with America's wild places. By embarking on the grueling multi-week climb of the 20,327ft Denali, nine African-American climbers set out to bridge this 'adventure gap' - challenging outdated notions of what adventure looks like by changing the face of America's biggest and baddest mountain on the 100th anniversary of its first summit.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    House of cards

    House of cards

    Jimmy Chin (2012)

    House of cards is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Meru Peak and Grand Teton. It was directed by Jimmy Chin in 2012 and produced by Camp4 Collective. It features Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin, Renan Ozturk, Jennifer Lowe-Anker, Jon Krakauer, Max Lowe-Anker and others.

    USA / 60 min

    House of cards

    Jimmy Chin, Renan Ozturk

    • 2012
    • USA
    • 60 min
    House of cards is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Meru Peak and Grand Teton. It was directed by Jimmy Chin in 2012 and produced by Camp4 Collective. It features Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin, Renan Ozturk, Jennifer Lowe-Anker, Jon Krakauer, Max Lowe-Anker and others.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Unconquerable summit

    Unconquerable summit

    Vladimir Tulkin (2002)

    The film narrates, also with the help of people who knew him (such as Simone Moro, his companion on his last climb), the life, mountaineering feats and very tolerant character of Anatoliy Boukreev.

    Kazakhstan / 40 min

    Unconquerable summit

    Vladimir Tulkin

    • 2002
    • Kazakhstan
    • 40 min
    The film narrates, also with the help of people who knew him (such as Simone Moro, his companion on his last climb), the life, mountaineering feats and very tolerant character of Anatoliy Boukreev.

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    Shishapangma - A celebration of life DVD

    Shishapangma - A celebration of life

    Michael Brown (2000)

    Shishapangma - A celebration of life is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Shisha Pangma and Ice Tooth. It was directed by Michael Brown in 2000 and produced by American Adventure Productions. It is a part of the series The North Face Expeditions. It features Alex Lowe, Conrad Anker, David Bridges, Hans Saari, Mark Holbrook, Andrew McLean and others.

    USA / 44 min

    Shishapangma - A celebration of life

    Michael Brown

    • 2000
    • USA
    • 44 min
    Shishapangma - A celebration of life is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Shisha Pangma and Ice Tooth. It was directed by Michael Brown in 2000 and produced by American Adventure Productions. It is a part of the series The North Face Expeditions. It features Alex Lowe, Conrad Anker, David Bridges, Hans Saari, Mark Holbrook, Andrew McLean and others.

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    Antarctic challenge

    Antarctic challenge

    Michael Graber (1998)

    Antarctic challenge is a documentary about expedition that takes place in Rakekniven and Holtedahl Peaks. It was directed by Michael Graber in 1998 and produced by National Geographic. It is a part of the series National Geographic Explorer. It features Alex Lowe, Conrad Anker, Jon Krakauer and Gordon Wiltsie.

    USA / 26 min

    Antarctic challenge

    Michael Graber, Rick Ridgeway

    • 1998
    • USA
    • 26 min
    Antarctic challenge is a documentary about expedition that takes place in Rakekniven and Holtedahl Peaks. It was directed by Michael Graber in 1998 and produced by National Geographic. It is a part of the series National Geographic Explorer. It features Alex Lowe, Conrad Anker, Jon Krakauer and Gordon Wiltsie.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    The Shark's Fin Vod

    The Shark's Fin

    Jimmy Chin (2012)

    The Shark's Fin is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Meru Peak and Grand Teton. It was directed by Jimmy Chin in 2012 and produced by Camp4 Collective. It is a part of the series Reel Rock 7. It features Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin, Renan Ozturk, Jennifer Lowe-Anker, Jon Krakauer, Max Lowe-Anker and others.

    USA / 25 min

    The Shark's Fin

    Jimmy Chin, Renan Ozturk, Anson Fogel

    • 2012
    • USA
    • 25 min
    The Shark's Fin is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Meru Peak and Grand Teton. It was directed by Jimmy Chin in 2012 and produced by Camp4 Collective. It is a part of the series Reel Rock 7. It features Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin, Renan Ozturk, Jennifer Lowe-Anker, Jon Krakauer, Max Lowe-Anker and others.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Meru

    Jimmy Chin (2015)

    Three elite climbers struggle to find their way through obsession and loss as they attempt to climb Mount Meru, one of the most coveted prizes in the high stakes game of Himalayan big wall climbing.

    USA / 87 min

    Meru

    Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

    • 2015
    • USA
    • 87 min
    Three elite climbers struggle to find their way through obsession and loss as they attempt to climb Mount Meru, one of the most coveted prizes in the high stakes game of Himalayan big wall climbing.

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  • Documentary / Historical

    High and hallowed - Everest 1963 Vod

    High and hallowed - Everest 1963

    Jake Norton (2013)

    High and Hallowed: Everest 1963 is the deeper story of the greatest Himalayan climb in American mountaineering history.

    USA / 48 min

    High and hallowed - Everest 1963

    Jake Norton, David Morton, Jim Aikman

    • 2013
    • USA
    • 48 min
    High and Hallowed: Everest 1963 is the deeper story of the greatest Himalayan climb in American mountaineering history.

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    Video on Demand

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