Documentary / Historical
The goal was clear: defeat the Nazis who were entrenched high in the snowy mountains of Italy. Drawing together an elite group of champion skiers, mountain climbers and European mountaineers, the U.S. Army created the 10th Mountain Division, America's only mountain and winter warfare fighting unit. From the intensive training atop the Colorado Rockies to the spectacular night climb of Italy's Riva Ridge - where the 10th scored their biggest victory against Hitler's troops - Fire on the Mountain tells the thrilling story of these rugged, courageous men in all their glory.
- 73 min
AvailabilityDVD / BLU-RAY
Documentary / Expedition Journal
Color film of the first ascent of the Northwest Buttress of Mt McKinley in 1954 by Fred Beckey, Donald McLean, William Hacket, Henry Meybohm, and Charles Wilson. Prior to 1954, Denali had been climbed by only two routes, the east and west faces. The team completed the first ascent of the mountain from the south, forging a route up the long northwest buttress, adjacent to Wickersham Wall, said to be the world’s second-highest sheer precipice. The film was filmed by Fred Beckey and produced by Hanson-Roberts Films from Seattle.
- 17 min
Documentary / Climbing Journal
Brad and Barbara Washburn were filmed by National Geographic and RKO Pictures on their ascent of Mount McKinley in Alaska. The film is a pictorial record of the first scientific conquest of Mount McKinley, filmed with the cooperation of the Boston Museum of Science. The short is part of the RKO's 'This is America' documentary series.
- 19 min