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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    Verticale Boréale

    Bruno Peyronnet (2016)

    Beyond the Arctic Circle, time and erosion have sculpted veritable granite cathedrals overlooking immense glacial valleys. A magnificent natural spectacle, but also a major challenge for any climber. This is the adventure that Christophe Dumarest and Antoine Rolle lived on a big wall in Greenland. The Fox Jaws massif dominates a beautiful and isolated fjord there, on the east coast of the island. Verticale Boréale embarks on an unusual journey between sporting adventure, history of friends, and discovery of a once-secret territory, but fully open to exploration tourism.

    France / 53 min

    Verticale Boréale

    Bruno Peyronnet, Christophe Dumarest

    • 2016
    • France
    • 53 min
    Beyond the Arctic Circle, time and erosion have sculpted veritable granite cathedrals overlooking immense glacial valleys. A magnificent natural spectacle, but also a major challenge for any climber. This is the adventure that Christophe Dumarest and Antoine Rolle lived on a big wall in Greenland. The Fox Jaws massif dominates a beautiful and isolated fjord there, on the east coast of the island. Verticale Boréale embarks on an unusual journey between sporting adventure, history of friends, and discovery of a once-secret territory, but fully open to exploration tourism.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Faces Nord

    Jean Afanassieff (1987)

    March 12, 1987. The young French mountaineer Eric Escoffier prepares his equipment, very reduced in material and food. He leaves the next day and intends to chain three north faces in the Alps: Eiger, Matterhorn and Grandes Jorasses. The ascent of the first summit, the Eiger is slow, difficult and full of pitfalls. It takes 17 hours to reach it. Without recognizing the terrain -he prefers to improvise- the mountaineer continues through the Matterhorn. When night falls, anxiety is felt on Zermatt's side. Help is organized to pick him up. Despite his refusal to return, Escoffier is finally hoisted. Christophe Profit, a few hours earlier, managed the chain of three summits.

    France / 26 min

    Faces Nord

    Jean Afanassieff

    • 1987
    • France
    • 26 min
    March 12, 1987. The young French mountaineer Eric Escoffier prepares his equipment, very reduced in material and food. He leaves the next day and intends to chain three north faces in the Alps: Eiger, Matterhorn and Grandes Jorasses. The ascent of the first summit, the Eiger is slow, difficult and full of pitfalls. It takes 17 hours to reach it. Without recognizing the terrain -he prefers to improvise- the mountaineer continues through the Matterhorn. When night falls, anxiety is felt on Zermatt's side. Help is organized to pick him up. Despite his refusal to return, Escoffier is finally hoisted. Christophe Profit, a few hours earlier, managed the chain of three summits.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Everest turbo - La tentation

    Everest turbo - La tentation

    Bernard Germain (1989)

    Everest turbo - La tentation is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Everest. It was directed by Bernard Germain in 1989 and produced by MC4. It features Eric Escoffier, Christine Janin, Frédéric Ancey, Michel Fauquet and Stéphane Schaffter.

    France / 26 min

    Everest turbo - La tentation

    Bernard Germain

    • 1989
    • France
    • 26 min
    Everest turbo - La tentation is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Everest. It was directed by Bernard Germain in 1989 and produced by MC4. It features Eric Escoffier, Christine Janin, Frédéric Ancey, Michel Fauquet and Stéphane Schaffter.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Gary Hemming Vod

    Gary Hemming

    Jean Afanassieff (1996)

    he American Alpine climber Gary Hemming was a figure of the 60’s. The story of this out-of-the-common character is closely linked to that of the mountain rescue in Les Drus in 1966, in the mont Blanc range, a rescue he took the initiative for. The press fell on the event and raised Gary Hemming to the status of a national hero. All the papers show on the front page this big young man who looks like a 'beatnik' dressed all anyhow, with a wide smile and long fair hair. From then on, he is nicknamed the beatnik of the summits. In Chamonix he is already known. Gary landed in France in 1960 and while preparing a university degree in Grenoble, he devotes himself to his passion: climbing.

    France / 25 min

    Gary Hemming

    Jean Afanassieff

    • 1996
    • France
    • 25 min
    he American Alpine climber Gary Hemming was a figure of the 60’s. The story of this out-of-the-common character is closely linked to that of the mountain rescue in Les Drus in 1966, in the mont Blanc range, a rescue he took the initiative for. The press fell on the event and raised Gary Hemming to the status of a national hero. All the papers show on the front page this big young man who looks like a 'beatnik' dressed all anyhow, with a wide smile and long fair hair. From then on, he is nicknamed the beatnik of the summits. In Chamonix he is already known. Gary landed in France in 1960 and while preparing a university degree in Grenoble, he devotes himself to his passion: climbing.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Le skieur du vide

    Le skieur du vide

    Alain Tixier (1990)

    Pierre Tardivel has been one of the best extreme skiers since the 1990s. A great specialist in impossible descents, he tried the north face of Les Courtes, a 900 m wall with a 65° slope. Turning after turning, Pierre controls his speed, contracts, observes and locates the place where he will pass. Risks of avalanches, falls, the feat is not without risk. Extreme skiing has evolved considerably since its inception: material, style... This archival document pays tribute to the one who has made this sport evolve in the most significant way possible: to achieve impossible feats.

    France / 23 min

    Le skieur du vide

    Alain Tixier

    • 1990
    • France
    • 23 min
    Pierre Tardivel has been one of the best extreme skiers since the 1990s. A great specialist in impossible descents, he tried the north face of Les Courtes, a 900 m wall with a 65° slope. Turning after turning, Pierre controls his speed, contracts, observes and locates the place where he will pass. Risks of avalanches, falls, the feat is not without risk. Extreme skiing has evolved considerably since its inception: material, style... This archival document pays tribute to the one who has made this sport evolve in the most significant way possible: to achieve impossible feats.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Chamonix - Berceau et Royaume de l'Alpinisme

    Cécile Dechambre (1998)

    Chamonix owes its international reputation to mountaineering, of which it is the cradle and kingdom. It was indeed from Chamonix that the first ascent of Mont-Blanc began in 1786, and it is also in Chamonix that all the great names in mountaineering, including Gaston Rébuffat, passed, today all the peaks, slopes and ridges are prestigious destinations for thousands of enthusiasts. This program allows you to relive this prestigious past but also offers you the opportunity to experience medium and high mountain races, canyoning and paragliding over the wonderful Chamonix Valley.

    France / 61 min

    Chamonix - Berceau et Royaume de l'Alpinisme

    Cécile Dechambre, Cécile Majnoni

    • 1998
    • France
    • 61 min
    Chamonix owes its international reputation to mountaineering, of which it is the cradle and kingdom. It was indeed from Chamonix that the first ascent of Mont-Blanc began in 1786, and it is also in Chamonix that all the great names in mountaineering, including Gaston Rébuffat, passed, today all the peaks, slopes and ridges are prestigious destinations for thousands of enthusiasts. This program allows you to relive this prestigious past but also offers you the opportunity to experience medium and high mountain races, canyoning and paragliding over the wonderful Chamonix Valley.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    La Grande Cordée

    La Grande Cordée

    Jean Afanassieff (1997)

    French mountaineering after the war underwent great renewal. In contrast to aristocratic mountaineering with personalities like Henri de Ségogne, and professional mountaineering with guides as the emblematic figures, a new form of amateur mountaineering developed from the Parisian working classes: 'cheeky' mountaineering. The Robert Paragot-Lucien Bérardini team is the most striking illustration of this. Insolent, iconoclastic, anticonformist, they symbolise the post-war climbers from modest backgrounds who, caring nothing for conventions and rules, upset the stereotypes of the 'perfect mountaineer'.

    France / 52 min

    La Grande Cordée

    Jean Afanassieff

    • 1997
    • France
    • 52 min
    French mountaineering after the war underwent great renewal. In contrast to aristocratic mountaineering with personalities like Henri de Ségogne, and professional mountaineering with guides as the emblematic figures, a new form of amateur mountaineering developed from the Parisian working classes: 'cheeky' mountaineering. The Robert Paragot-Lucien Bérardini team is the most striking illustration of this. Insolent, iconoclastic, anticonformist, they symbolise the post-war climbers from modest backgrounds who, caring nothing for conventions and rules, upset the stereotypes of the 'perfect mountaineer'.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Guido Magnone - L'artiste

    Jean Afanassieff (1997)

    Guido Magnone arrives in France at the age of three. After studying art at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, he discovered the mountain and quickly became one of the best climbers of his generation. He made prestigious conquests such as the western face of the Drus in the Alps, the first climbs of Fitz Roy in Patagonia with Lionel Terray or Makalu in the Himalayas. He also undertakes many expeditions in the Caucasus, the Rockies ... Magnone also participated in the creation of UCPA (Union des Centres Sportifs de Plein Air)and was president of the Groupe de Haute Montagne from 1961 to 1965.

    France / 25 min

    Guido Magnone - L'artiste

    Jean Afanassieff

    • 1997
    • France
    • 25 min
    Guido Magnone arrives in France at the age of three. After studying art at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, he discovered the mountain and quickly became one of the best climbers of his generation. He made prestigious conquests such as the western face of the Drus in the Alps, the first climbs of Fitz Roy in Patagonia with Lionel Terray or Makalu in the Himalayas. He also undertakes many expeditions in the Caucasus, the Rockies ... Magnone also participated in the creation of UCPA (Union des Centres Sportifs de Plein Air)and was president of the Groupe de Haute Montagne from 1961 to 1965.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Paragot-Bérardini - La cordee des Voyous

    Paragot-Bérardini - La cordee des Voyous

    Jean Afanassieff (1997)

    Paragot-Bérardini - La cordee des Voyous is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in Huascarán and Aconcagua. It was directed by Jean Afanassieff in 1997 and produced by MC4. It features Robert Paragot, Lucien Bérardini, Bernard Giraudeau and Yannick Seigneur.

    France / 26 min

    Paragot-Bérardini - La cordee des Voyous

    Jean Afanassieff

    • 1997
    • France
    • 26 min
    Paragot-Bérardini - La cordee des Voyous is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in Huascarán and Aconcagua. It was directed by Jean Afanassieff in 1997 and produced by MC4. It features Robert Paragot, Lucien Bérardini, Bernard Giraudeau and Yannick Seigneur.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    La zone de la mort

    La zone de la mort

    Claude Andrieux (1996)

    To understand the difficulties of an ascent to over eight thousand metres, it is enough to remember the almost 300 victims these peaks have claimed. The Swiss alpinist Ehrart Loretan, the third alpinist in the world to have climbed all 14 8,000, and the Austrian alpinist Kurt Diemgerger cover the whole history of the conquest of the world’s 8,000, from the fifties to the present day, together with other alpinists and film directors who have climbed them. They talk about their experienced when they ventured into the death zone.

    France / 27 min

    La zone de la mort

    Claude Andrieux

    • 1996
    • France
    • 27 min
    To understand the difficulties of an ascent to over eight thousand metres, it is enough to remember the almost 300 victims these peaks have claimed. The Swiss alpinist Ehrart Loretan, the third alpinist in the world to have climbed all 14 8,000, and the Austrian alpinist Kurt Diemgerger cover the whole history of the conquest of the world’s 8,000, from the fifties to the present day, together with other alpinists and film directors who have climbed them. They talk about their experienced when they ventured into the death zone.

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  • Documentary / Historical

    Chamonix - Mont Blanc, une histoire de conquêtes

    Jeanne Mascolo de Filippis (2015)

    Chamonix - Mont Blanc, une histoire de conquêtes is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Mont Blanc Massif and Mont Blanc. It was directed by Jeanne Mascolo de Fillipis in 2015 and produced by Point Prod. It features Jean-Christophe Rufin.

    France / 52 min

    Chamonix - Mont Blanc, une histoire de conquêtes

    Jeanne Mascolo de Filippis

    • 2015
    • France
    • 52 min
    Chamonix - Mont Blanc, une histoire de conquêtes is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Mont Blanc Massif and Mont Blanc. It was directed by Jeanne Mascolo de Fillipis in 2015 and produced by Point Prod. It features Jean-Christophe Rufin.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Galzen, le cantonnier de l'Everest

    Galzen, le cantonnier de l'Everest

    Michel Pellé (2000)

    Galzen, le cantonnier de l'Everest is a documentary about alpinisme that takes place in Everest. It was directed by Michel Pellé in 2000 and produced by MC4. It features Michel Pellé and Galzen Sherpa.

    France / 28 min

    Galzen, le cantonnier de l'Everest

    Michel Pellé

    • 2000
    • France
    • 28 min
    Galzen, le cantonnier de l'Everest is a documentary about alpinisme that takes place in Everest. It was directed by Michel Pellé in 2000 and produced by MC4. It features Michel Pellé and Galzen Sherpa.

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