Documentary / Climbing Journal
Record of the 1971 climbing expedition to Baffin Island by Doug Scott, Rob Wood, Steve Smith, Ray Gillies, Guy Lee and Mick Burke from England, Dennis Hennek and Phil Koch from the United States, and Candian Pat Baird. The team climbed first the north buttress of Mount Breidablik, which required eighteen pitches of nailing and hard free climbing, plus a bivouac in hammocks. Next, they tackled the 1200 meter-high east face of Mount Killabuk, which upper overhanging wall gave strenuous climbing that included a 30-metre pendulum. Finally, they ascended the 1000 meter-high south ridge of Mount Asgard to reach the unclimbed south summit. The following year, Scott and Hennek returned to Mount Asgard together with Paul Nunn and Paul ’Tut’ Braithwaite.
- 26 min
Drama / Biographical
This gripping tale portrays the determination and heroism of Erik Weihenmayer, a rock and ice climber who overcame insurmountable odds to become the first blind man to reach the top of Mount Everest. The story follows Erik's journey from his time as a three-year-old boy diagnosed with a rare eye disease, through his childhood where his parents challenged him to live a normal life despite his limiting handicap. This is a story of dreams becoming reality, and one man's passion to do the impossible inspires his community and an entire generation of vision-impaired athletes.
- 89 min
AvailabilityDVD / BLU-RAY Video on Demand