Filmography

Ville Kurru

3 films

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    The Lappnor Project Vod

    The Lappnor Project

    Ville Kurru (2017)

    In the Finnish forests was an unclimbed route called the Lappnor project. It was considered to be the hardest climbing route in the world and perhaps impossible for a human. Nalle Hukkataival, a strong Finnish climber took up the challenge. It required almost four years of total commitment and his efforts were followed by hundreds of thousands of climbers around the world. When Nalle finally succeeded, it blew away the whole climbing world like nothing before. The first 9A boulder was climbed! The documentary follows Nalle's journey from the very beginning, all the way to the first ascent almost half a decade later. It captures the incredible dedication that was needed to deal with all the variables and to take that last step to open the next level of climbing.

    Finland / 34 min

    The Lappnor Project

    Ville Kurru, Tommy Vänskä

    • 2017
    • Finland
    • 34 min
    In the Finnish forests was an unclimbed route called the Lappnor project. It was considered to be the hardest climbing route in the world and perhaps impossible for a human. Nalle Hukkataival, a strong Finnish climber took up the challenge. It required almost four years of total commitment and his efforts were followed by hundreds of thousands of climbers around the world. When Nalle finally succeeded, it blew away the whole climbing world like nothing before. The first 9A boulder was climbed! The documentary follows Nalle's journey from the very beginning, all the way to the first ascent almost half a decade later. It captures the incredible dedication that was needed to deal with all the variables and to take that last step to open the next level of climbing.

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    Video on Demand
  • Documentary / Historical

    Kylmää Kiveä Vod

    Kylmää Kiveä

    Tommy Vänskä (2015)

    In 1954 medical student Matti A. Jokinen did what he had done for several years: took the ferry to Sweden and proceeded to hitchhike his way around Europe. This time, however, he found himself in Zermatt, staring at the fabled Matterhorn. Soon enough he was standing on the summit, and Finnish climbing was born. From this event unfolds the story of climbing in a country rather ill-suited for the activity. Finland has no mountains, and the few crags and boulders are hidden in dense forests. Furthermore, everything is frozen almost half of the year. Despite the grueling circumstances climbing is today one of the fastest growing individual sports in the country, and professionals like Nalle Hukkataival are among the top climbers in the world.

    Finland / 71 min

    Kylmää Kiveä

    Tommy Vänskä, Ville Kurru

    • 2015
    • Finland
    • 71 min
    In 1954 medical student Matti A. Jokinen did what he had done for several years: took the ferry to Sweden and proceeded to hitchhike his way around Europe. This time, however, he found himself in Zermatt, staring at the fabled Matterhorn. Soon enough he was standing on the summit, and Finnish climbing was born. From this event unfolds the story of climbing in a country rather ill-suited for the activity. Finland has no mountains, and the few crags and boulders are hidden in dense forests. Furthermore, everything is frozen almost half of the year. Despite the grueling circumstances climbing is today one of the fastest growing individual sports in the country, and professionals like Nalle Hukkataival are among the top climbers in the world.

    Climbing locations

    Availability

    Video on Demand
  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Northern Light Vod

    Northern Light

    Ville Kurru (2003)

    Northern Light showcases the legendary bouldering season of 2002, when Finnish bouldering more or less began. Of course boulders had been climbed since the 50s, but never with this kind of passion and fierceness. Gasoline is consumed and wirebrushes are worn out as Finland is criss-crossed in search of rocks. No less than 72 boulder problems are displayed in as many minutes.

    Finland / 72 min

    Northern Light

    Ville Kurru, Tommy Vänskä

    • 2003
    • Finland
    • 72 min
    Northern Light showcases the legendary bouldering season of 2002, when Finnish bouldering more or less began. Of course boulders had been climbed since the 50s, but never with this kind of passion and fierceness. Gasoline is consumed and wirebrushes are worn out as Finland is criss-crossed in search of rocks. No less than 72 boulder problems are displayed in as many minutes.

    Climbing locations

    Availability

    Video on Demand

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