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    Lost on Everest Vod

    Lost on Everest

    Renan Ozturk (2019)

    Reaching 29,029 feet, Mount Everest has long captivated mountaineers of all stripes. But a peak that draws athletes and mountaineers to new heights isn’t without danger — or a dark side. Perhaps the peak’s greatest mystery is the missing body of Andrew “Sandy” Irvine who disappeared alongside George Leigh Mallory in 1924 just 800 vertical feet from the summit. In Lost on Everest, we follow along as a team of elite climbers with new intel on the location of his missing body set out to solve what may be mountaineering’s great mystery. Along with the body, the team hopes to find Irvine’s camera and the footage that could rewrite history.

    USA / 48 min

    Lost on Everest

    Renan Ozturk, Drew Pulley

    • 2019
    • USA
    • 48 min
    Reaching 29,029 feet, Mount Everest has long captivated mountaineers of all stripes. But a peak that draws athletes and mountaineers to new heights isn’t without danger — or a dark side. Perhaps the peak’s greatest mystery is the missing body of Andrew “Sandy” Irvine who disappeared alongside George Leigh Mallory in 1924 just 800 vertical feet from the summit. In Lost on Everest, we follow along as a team of elite climbers with new intel on the location of his missing body set out to solve what may be mountaineering’s great mystery. Along with the body, the team hopes to find Irvine’s camera and the footage that could rewrite history.

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    Expedition Everest Vod

    Expedition Everest

    Katie Bauer Murdock (2020)

    Expedition Everest follows an international coalition of biologists, geologists, glaciologists, meteorologists, and geographers as they study the effects of climate change in one of the most extreme environments on Earth. The National Geographic and Rolex Perpetual Planet Everest Expedition begins at 17,300 feet at Base Camp and ends above 27,000 feet, near the summit of Mt. Everest. The documentary shows the team as they collect ice cores, place the world’s highest weather station, and gather hundreds of samples along the way.

    USA / 45 min

    Expedition Everest

    Katie Bauer Murdock

    • 2020
    • USA
    • 45 min
    Expedition Everest follows an international coalition of biologists, geologists, glaciologists, meteorologists, and geographers as they study the effects of climate change in one of the most extreme environments on Earth. The National Geographic and Rolex Perpetual Planet Everest Expedition begins at 17,300 feet at Base Camp and ends above 27,000 feet, near the summit of Mt. Everest. The documentary shows the team as they collect ice cores, place the world’s highest weather station, and gather hundreds of samples along the way.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Hoisted from hell Vod

    Hoisted from hell

    Andrew Parkin (2020)

    In this episode of 'Extreme rescues' three stories are presented: members of a helicopter crew try to rescue a mountain climber from a cliff; a crevasse opens up under a group of ski mountaineers; rescuers cope with stormy conditions to save a fisherman with an injured hand. Extreme rescues tells the stories of some of the most gripping, real-life rescue situations told for the first time. Each program of the series allows viewers to experience the story from the moment tragedy strikes, following every beat of the rescue operation as it unfolds. The actual footage is intercut with powerful interviews of the rescuers and the survivors.

    UK / 45 min

    Hoisted from hell

    Andrew Parkin, Jim Nally, Philip Stebbing

    • 2020
    • UK
    • 45 min
    In this episode of 'Extreme rescues' three stories are presented: members of a helicopter crew try to rescue a mountain climber from a cliff; a crevasse opens up under a group of ski mountaineers; rescuers cope with stormy conditions to save a fisherman with an injured hand. Extreme rescues tells the stories of some of the most gripping, real-life rescue situations told for the first time. Each program of the series allows viewers to experience the story from the moment tragedy strikes, following every beat of the rescue operation as it unfolds. The actual footage is intercut with powerful interviews of the rescuers and the survivors.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Miracle on Everest Vod

    Miracle on Everest

    Jennifer Peedom (2007)

    2006 was one of the deadliest Everest seasons on record. Experienced mountaineer Lincoln Hall was invited to join an expedition as a high-altitude cameraman. After reaching the summit, Hall experienced a lack of oxygen and eventually collapsed and was declared dead. His family was informed and the news hit headlines. The next morning, Lincoln was found alive by approaching climbers and his dramatic rescue began. Never before had a man been declared dead so high on Everest then and survived.

    Australia / 52 min

    Miracle on Everest

    Jennifer Peedom

    • 2007
    • Australia
    • 52 min
    2006 was one of the deadliest Everest seasons on record. Experienced mountaineer Lincoln Hall was invited to join an expedition as a high-altitude cameraman. After reaching the summit, Hall experienced a lack of oxygen and eventually collapsed and was declared dead. His family was informed and the news hit headlines. The next morning, Lincoln was found alive by approaching climbers and his dramatic rescue began. Never before had a man been declared dead so high on Everest then and survived.

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  • Documentary / Historical

    The wildest dream Vod

    The wildest dream

    Anthony Geffen (2009)

    After discovering Mallory’s body on Everest in 1999, Conrad Anker’s life became intertwined with Mallory’s story. Mallory’s frozen body was found with his belongings intact; the only thing missing was a photograph of Ruth, which Mallory had promised to place on the summit. Haunted by Mallory's story, Anker returns to Everest with British climbing prodigy Leo Houlding to discover the truth about Mallory and to unravel the mysteries surrounding his disappearance. Anker and his climbing partner take on the Second Step without the use of the fixed ladder; free climbing it to evaluate if indeed Mallory was capable of climbing the Second Step himself in 1924.

    USA / 94 min

    The wildest dream

    Anthony Geffen

    • 2009
    • USA
    • 94 min
    After discovering Mallory’s body on Everest in 1999, Conrad Anker’s life became intertwined with Mallory’s story. Mallory’s frozen body was found with his belongings intact; the only thing missing was a photograph of Ruth, which Mallory had promised to place on the summit. Haunted by Mallory's story, Anker returns to Everest with British climbing prodigy Leo Houlding to discover the truth about Mallory and to unravel the mysteries surrounding his disappearance. Anker and his climbing partner take on the Second Step without the use of the fixed ladder; free climbing it to evaluate if indeed Mallory was capable of climbing the Second Step himself in 1924.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Surviving the summit

    James McQuillan (2000)

    Surviving the summit is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in K2. It was directed by James McQuillan in 2000 and produced by FilmOasis. It is a part of the series Quest for K2 (5/6). It features Greg Child, Jim Wickwire, Jim Curran, Rick Ridgeway, Alison Hargreaves, Misael Alvial and others.

    USA / 27 min

    Surviving the summit

    James McQuillan

    • 2000
    • USA
    • 27 min
    Surviving the summit is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in K2. It was directed by James McQuillan in 2000 and produced by FilmOasis. It is a part of the series Quest for K2 (5/6). It features Greg Child, Jim Wickwire, Jim Curran, Rick Ridgeway, Alison Hargreaves, Misael Alvial and others.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Secret Yosemite DVD

    Secret Yosemite

    Gareth Harvey (2007)

    Secret Yosemite is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in El Capitan. It was directed by Gareth Harvey in 2007 and produced by National Geographic. It is a part of the series Into the wilderness. It features Lincoln Else, Chris McNamara, Adrian Esteban, Bob Madgic and Greg Stock.

    USA / 50 min

    Secret Yosemite

    Gareth Harvey

    • 2007
    • USA
    • 50 min
    Secret Yosemite is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in El Capitan. It was directed by Gareth Harvey in 2007 and produced by National Geographic. It is a part of the series Into the wilderness. It features Lincoln Else, Chris McNamara, Adrian Esteban, Bob Madgic and Greg Stock.

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    The hidden kingdom

    Allen Jewhurst (1987)

    In 1986 Steve Berry led an expedition to climb the highest unclimbed peak in the world. It also happens to be the highest peak in Bhutan. Two years of laborious preparations had led up to the attempt to get the climbers on the mountain in the limited weather window between the end of the monsoons and the onset of winter. Their team almost reached the summit but they were driven off by horrendous storms. Due to the climbing restrictions in Bhutan, the mountain remains today as the highest unclimbed peak.

    UK / 53 min

    The hidden kingdom

    Allen Jewhurst

    • 1987
    • UK
    • 53 min
    In 1986 Steve Berry led an expedition to climb the highest unclimbed peak in the world. It also happens to be the highest peak in Bhutan. Two years of laborious preparations had led up to the attempt to get the climbers on the mountain in the limited weather window between the end of the monsoons and the onset of winter. Their team almost reached the summit but they were driven off by horrendous storms. Due to the climbing restrictions in Bhutan, the mountain remains today as the highest unclimbed peak.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Free Solo Vod

    Free Solo

    Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi (2018)

    From award-winning documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi and world-renowned photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin, the directors of 'Meru' comes this stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of free soloist climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of the world’s most famous rock ... the 3,200-foot El Capitan in Yosemite National Park … without a rope. Celebrated as one of the greatest athletic feats of any kind, Honnold’s climb set the ultimate standard: perfection or death. Succeeding in this challenge places his story in the annals of human achievement.

    USA / 100 min

    Free Solo

    Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin

    • 2018
    • USA
    • 100 min
    From award-winning documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi and world-renowned photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin, the directors of 'Meru' comes this stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of free soloist climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of the world’s most famous rock ... the 3,200-foot El Capitan in Yosemite National Park … without a rope. Celebrated as one of the greatest athletic feats of any kind, Honnold’s climb set the ultimate standard: perfection or death. Succeeding in this challenge places his story in the annals of human achievement.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    The Verdon Gorge

    Andy Mann (2016)

    Climbing in the Verdon Gorge, France to explore the roots of French sport climbing. A film by Keith Ladzinski, Josh Povec and Andy Mann featuring Emily Harrington, Matt Segal, Jonathan Segrist, François Guillot, Alan Carne, Bruno Clement and Nina Caprez. The canyon, considered one of the most beautiful in Europe, is not far from the French Riviera and is popular with tourists—and rock climbers.

    USA / 9 min

    The Verdon Gorge

    Andy Mann, Keith Ladzinski, Josh Povec

    • 2016
    • USA
    • 9 min
    Climbing in the Verdon Gorge, France to explore the roots of French sport climbing. A film by Keith Ladzinski, Josh Povec and Andy Mann featuring Emily Harrington, Matt Segal, Jonathan Segrist, François Guillot, Alan Carne, Bruno Clement and Nina Caprez. The canyon, considered one of the most beautiful in Europe, is not far from the French Riviera and is popular with tourists—and rock climbers.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    A tribute to discomfort

    Rob Finch (2014)

    National Geographic Creative photographer and North Face athlete Cory Richards worked with digital media company Blue Chalk to create a promotional piece to demonstrate the scope of his work and the passion and athleticism that accompanies him in the field. A Tribute to Discomfort brings the viewer through Cory’s stunning work, his unique sense of humor, and his quest to create photographs that relate a common humanity.

    USA / 5 min

    A tribute to discomfort

    Rob Finch, Catherine Yrisarri

    • 2014
    • USA
    • 5 min
    National Geographic Creative photographer and North Face athlete Cory Richards worked with digital media company Blue Chalk to create a promotional piece to demonstrate the scope of his work and the passion and athleticism that accompanies him in the field. A Tribute to Discomfort brings the viewer through Cory’s stunning work, his unique sense of humor, and his quest to create photographs that relate a common humanity.

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  • Docudrama / Chronicle

    Into the death zone

    Into the death zone

    Gareth Johnson (2012)

    Seconds From Disaster is an American documentary television series that first broadcast in 2004 on the National Geographic Channel. The program investigates historically relevant man-made and natural disasters. Each episode aims to explain a single incident by analyzing the causes and circumstances that ultimately affected the disaster. The series uses re-enactments, interviews, testimonies, and CGI to analyze the sequence of events second-by-second for the audience. On this episode, the series reveals the contributing factors to that made the 11th of May, 1996 the most deadly day on Everest.

    UK, USA / 45 min

    Into the death zone

    Gareth Johnson

    • 2012
    • UK, USA
    • 45 min
    Seconds From Disaster is an American documentary television series that first broadcast in 2004 on the National Geographic Channel. The program investigates historically relevant man-made and natural disasters. Each episode aims to explain a single incident by analyzing the causes and circumstances that ultimately affected the disaster. The series uses re-enactments, interviews, testimonies, and CGI to analyze the sequence of events second-by-second for the audience. On this episode, the series reveals the contributing factors to that made the 11th of May, 1996 the most deadly day on Everest.

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