Filmography

Robert Carmichael

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Ice Climber - Jeff Lowe Vod

    Ice Climber - Jeff Lowe

    Dave Caldwell (1981)

    This Real People reportage filmed by Bob Carmichael follows Jeff Lowe and Mike Kennedy as they ice climb the Designator at Vail, Colorado. First of all, Jeff teaches the program host, Pete White, how to ice climb in an easier frozen waterfall. Real People was a television series aired at NBC television from 1979 to 1984, in which different hosts in front of a large studio audience were presenting reportages of varied 'real people' with unique occupations or hobbies (real as opposed to celebrities).

    USA / 8 min

    Ice Climber - Jeff Lowe

    Dave Caldwell

    • 1981
    • USA
    • 8 min
    This Real People reportage filmed by Bob Carmichael follows Jeff Lowe and Mike Kennedy as they ice climb the Designator at Vail, Colorado. First of all, Jeff teaches the program host, Pete White, how to ice climb in an easier frozen waterfall. Real People was a television series aired at NBC television from 1979 to 1984, in which different hosts in front of a large studio audience were presenting reportages of varied 'real people' with unique occupations or hobbies (real as opposed to celebrities).

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  • Documentary / Poetic

    Footless Mountain Climber - Hugh Herr

    Dave Caldwell (1984)

    This Real People reportage filmed by Bob Carmichael, portrays a young Hugh Herr, only eighteen months after being rescued on Mount Washington, where after being caught in a blizzard and having passed three nights under extreme cold, suffered severe frostbite and lost his legs below the knees. With the help of leg prostheses, Herr is now back on the rock and climbs an easy route on Chickies Rock with the show host, Sarah Purcell, and a more difficult route on Shawangunk Ridge. Real People was a television series in which different hosts in front of a large studio audience were presenting reportages of varied 'real people' (as opposed to celebrities) with unique occupations or hobbies.

    USA / 10 min

    Footless Mountain Climber - Hugh Herr

    Dave Caldwell

    • 1984
    • USA
    • 10 min
    This Real People reportage filmed by Bob Carmichael, portrays a young Hugh Herr, only eighteen months after being rescued on Mount Washington, where after being caught in a blizzard and having passed three nights under extreme cold, suffered severe frostbite and lost his legs below the knees. With the help of leg prostheses, Herr is now back on the rock and climbs an easy route on Chickies Rock with the show host, Sarah Purcell, and a more difficult route on Shawangunk Ridge. Real People was a television series in which different hosts in front of a large studio audience were presenting reportages of varied 'real people' (as opposed to celebrities) with unique occupations or hobbies.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Free Climber - Ron Kauk

    Dave Caldwell (1981)

    In this Real People reportage filmed by Bob Carmichael, we follow Ron Kauk as he free climbs the Rostrum, in Yosemite National Park, belayed by Rick Ridgeway. The segment also portrays Kauk, and shows him training at Camp 4, running, slacklining, and having a picnic with his wife and daughter. Real People was a television series aried at NBC television from 1979 to 1984, in which different hosts in front of a large studio audience were presenting reportages of varied 'real people' (as opposed to celebrities) with unique occupations or hobbies.

    USA / 7 min

    Free Climber - Ron Kauk

    Dave Caldwell

    • 1981
    • USA
    • 7 min
    In this Real People reportage filmed by Bob Carmichael, we follow Ron Kauk as he free climbs the Rostrum, in Yosemite National Park, belayed by Rick Ridgeway. The segment also portrays Kauk, and shows him training at Camp 4, running, slacklining, and having a picnic with his wife and daughter. Real People was a television series aried at NBC television from 1979 to 1984, in which different hosts in front of a large studio audience were presenting reportages of varied 'real people' (as opposed to celebrities) with unique occupations or hobbies.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Break on through

    Robert Carmichael (1973)

    Roger Briggs and Duncan Ferguson free climb the Naked Edge, in Eldorado Canyon. This is Bob Carmichael's first climbing film, shot in 1972. Bob fell in with the climbing community and given his background in photography and summer internships at KGO-TV in San Francisco, he created one of the first films to be televised on climbing. He hitchhiked to NYC to sell the film and CBS Sports immediately purchased it. The film is considered the godfather of adventure filmmaking in the USA. Tommy Bolin, soon to be the lead guitarist for the James Gang and Deep Purple scored the film, and Len Aitken was the cinematographer and editor.

    USA / 14 min

    Break on through

    Robert Carmichael

    • 1973
    • USA
    • 14 min
    Roger Briggs and Duncan Ferguson free climb the Naked Edge, in Eldorado Canyon. This is Bob Carmichael's first climbing film, shot in 1972. Bob fell in with the climbing community and given his background in photography and summer internships at KGO-TV in San Francisco, he created one of the first films to be televised on climbing. He hitchhiked to NYC to sell the film and CBS Sports immediately purchased it. The film is considered the godfather of adventure filmmaking in the USA. Tommy Bolin, soon to be the lead guitarist for the James Gang and Deep Purple scored the film, and Len Aitken was the cinematographer and editor.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    First Ascent

    Greg Lowe (1982)

    The first all women climbing film. Lynn Hill and beth Bennet make the first female free ascent of the Naked Edge, Eldorado Canyon, Colorado. A film by Robert Carmichael and Greg Lowe produced by Sports Imagery.

    USA / 13 min

    First Ascent

    Greg Lowe, Robert Carmichael

    • 1982
    • USA
    • 13 min
    The first all women climbing film. Lynn Hill and beth Bennet make the first female free ascent of the Naked Edge, Eldorado Canyon, Colorado. A film by Robert Carmichael and Greg Lowe produced by Sports Imagery.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Outside the arena

    Robert Carmichael (1976)

    Roger Briggs and Kevin Donald make a free ascent of the Diamond on Longs Peak, Colorado. Paul Petzoldt leads a concurrent ascent of the north face. A film by Robert Carmichael produced by Sports Imagery.

    USA / 30 min

    Outside the arena

    Robert Carmichael

    • 1976
    • USA
    • 30 min
    Roger Briggs and Kevin Donald make a free ascent of the Diamond on Longs Peak, Colorado. Paul Petzoldt leads a concurrent ascent of the north face. A film by Robert Carmichael produced by Sports Imagery.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Fall line

    Greg Lowe (1981)

    In 1978, Steve Shea atarred in one of the first extreme ski films, Bob Carmichael's Fall Line, during which he made the second ski descent of the Grand Teton. One memorable cut, used for years on the pre-show lead for the TV program The american sportsman, showed Shea cart-wheeling down the length of the rock-strewn Kochs Couloir on Middle Teton.

    USA / 12 min

    Fall line

    Greg Lowe, Robert Carmichael

    • 1981
    • USA
    • 12 min
    In 1978, Steve Shea atarred in one of the first extreme ski films, Bob Carmichael's Fall Line, during which he made the second ski descent of the Grand Teton. One memorable cut, used for years on the pre-show lead for the TV program The american sportsman, showed Shea cart-wheeling down the length of the rock-strewn Kochs Couloir on Middle Teton.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Cloudwalker

    Cloudwalker

    Robert Carmichael (1985)

    With their sights set on the pristine granite and extreme-ice terrain of the south summit of the Bear's Tooth (the south summit of the Mose's Tooth massif), two climbers at the peak of their game hone their mental and physical skills for a challenge. Cloudwalker, the 1985 Banff Festival of Mountain Films award-winning mountaineering film, follows Mark Wilford and Jeff Lowe as they prepare to climb a new route on this wild and gloirous spire in the Alaska Range. Including inspiring footage of an ascent of Eldorado Cnyon's classic hard rock route, the Naked Edge, along with interviews that reveal fascinating insights into the formative philosophies of tow of America's most prolific and talented alpinists, Cloudwalker helps to preserve and celabrate the culture and legacy of climbing.

    USA / 54 min

    Cloudwalker

    Robert Carmichael, Michael Tobias

    • 1985
    • USA
    • 54 min
    With their sights set on the pristine granite and extreme-ice terrain of the south summit of the Bear's Tooth (the south summit of the Mose's Tooth massif), two climbers at the peak of their game hone their mental and physical skills for a challenge. Cloudwalker, the 1985 Banff Festival of Mountain Films award-winning mountaineering film, follows Mark Wilford and Jeff Lowe as they prepare to climb a new route on this wild and gloirous spire in the Alaska Range. Including inspiring footage of an ascent of Eldorado Cnyon's classic hard rock route, the Naked Edge, along with interviews that reveal fascinating insights into the formative philosophies of tow of America's most prolific and talented alpinists, Cloudwalker helps to preserve and celabrate the culture and legacy of climbing.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Ice climb

    Judith Sobol (1993)

    Hang on with Wild Chronicles as two dedicated ice climbers attempt to scale Bridalveil Falls in Telluride, Colorado. A frozen waterfall standing over 40 stories high, Bridalveil was once thought nearly impossible to climb. With the added dangers of avalanches and giant falling icicles, these two climbers try to pick their way to the top.

    USA / 32 min

    Ice climb

    Judith Sobol, Robert Carmichael

    • 1993
    • USA
    • 32 min
    Hang on with Wild Chronicles as two dedicated ice climbers attempt to scale Bridalveil Falls in Telluride, Colorado. A frozen waterfall standing over 40 stories high, Bridalveil was once thought nearly impossible to climb. With the added dangers of avalanches and giant falling icicles, these two climbers try to pick their way to the top.

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