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    Himalayan Sherpa Vod

    Himalayan Sherpa

    Jeff Siberry (2016)

    Join Todd Sampson as he tackles some of the biggest challenges of his life using science as his guide. In this episode, Todd travels to the Himalayas to work with Sherpas 6,000m above sea level. The documentary is part of the series Body Hack.

    Australia / 46 min

    Himalayan Sherpa

    Jeff Siberry

    • 2016
    • Australia
    • 46 min
    Join Todd Sampson as he tackles some of the biggest challenges of his life using science as his guide. In this episode, Todd travels to the Himalayas to work with Sherpas 6,000m above sea level. The documentary is part of the series Body Hack.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    This is Herstory

    Igor Hristov (2019)

    Three female athletes from the Balkans, in a unique and loving way retell their great passion for climbing, mountaineering and living between the wildest nature. Each one of them has highly demanding goals to achieve. This short movie peeks some of their successes and failures, through authentic art and extreme sports. This is their story, and they are: Argyro Papathanasiou, a strong climber from Greece, pushing the limits among female climbing; Ilina Arsova, the first Macedonian woman to reach the 7 highest summits on all continents; Uta Ibrahimi, the first Kosovo and Albanian woman to climb Mount Everest.

    Macedonia / 16 min

    This is Herstory

    Igor Hristov

    • 2019
    • Macedonia
    • 16 min
    Three female athletes from the Balkans, in a unique and loving way retell their great passion for climbing, mountaineering and living between the wildest nature. Each one of them has highly demanding goals to achieve. This short movie peeks some of their successes and failures, through authentic art and extreme sports. This is their story, and they are: Argyro Papathanasiou, a strong climber from Greece, pushing the limits among female climbing; Ilina Arsova, the first Macedonian woman to reach the 7 highest summits on all continents; Uta Ibrahimi, the first Kosovo and Albanian woman to climb Mount Everest.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Encordés Vod

    Encordés

    Frédéric Favre (2017)

    For a year and a half, filmmaker Frédéric Favre follows three ski mountaineers as they prepare for the Patrouille des Glaciers, a tough race through the Swiss Alps. Florence wants to race in memory of her father, but she is struggling to fit into his team. Guillaume is a seasoned competitor. He finds it difficult to reconcile family, work and passion. Antoine comes out of detoxification. By racing, he wants to prove to the world that he is not less than nothing. An intimate journey, an adventure that will transform them all.

    Switzerland / 106 min

    Encordés

    Frédéric Favre

    • 2017
    • Switzerland
    • 106 min
    For a year and a half, filmmaker Frédéric Favre follows three ski mountaineers as they prepare for the Patrouille des Glaciers, a tough race through the Swiss Alps. Florence wants to race in memory of her father, but she is struggling to fit into his team. Guillaume is a seasoned competitor. He finds it difficult to reconcile family, work and passion. Antoine comes out of detoxification. By racing, he wants to prove to the world that he is not less than nothing. An intimate journey, an adventure that will transform them all.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Alé Vod

    Alé

    Marco Zingaretti (2019)

    Project Alé began in October 2018 as an interdisciplinary narrative experiment, following the story of a group of amateur climbers for six months. The silence and concentration needed to think about one’s movements and body, sharing plans, shouting out below the crags: Alé is intended to be a journey. The story begins in Erri De Luca’s kitchen and ends up in Athens, Greece, at the most important workshop for resoling climbing shoes in Europe.

    Italy / 74 min

    Alé

    Marco Zingaretti

    • 2019
    • Italy
    • 74 min
    Project Alé began in October 2018 as an interdisciplinary narrative experiment, following the story of a group of amateur climbers for six months. The silence and concentration needed to think about one’s movements and body, sharing plans, shouting out below the crags: Alé is intended to be a journey. The story begins in Erri De Luca’s kitchen and ends up in Athens, Greece, at the most important workshop for resoling climbing shoes in Europe.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    The A.O. Vod

    The A.O.

    Jochen Scholl (2018)

    Adam Ondra is one of the most successful and versatile sport climbers of our time. He successfully climbed the most difficult route in the world, called Silence, and established a new level of difficulty—9c. The Czech climber has also shown what he can do when it comes to big wall climbing; he ascended the Dawn Wall in just eight days—on his very first trip to Yosemite. His strong, lean body seems to effortlessly transcend gravity. But is it simply Adam’s muscle power and endurance that enables him to conquer the most difficult routes? Or is it his mental strength that drives him climb an 8a while blindfolded? We find out more about the forces that drive this climbing talent to new heights in The A.O.

    Germany, Italy / 24 min

    The A.O.

    Jochen Scholl

    • 2018
    • Germany, Italy
    • 24 min
    Adam Ondra is one of the most successful and versatile sport climbers of our time. He successfully climbed the most difficult route in the world, called Silence, and established a new level of difficulty—9c. The Czech climber has also shown what he can do when it comes to big wall climbing; he ascended the Dawn Wall in just eight days—on his very first trip to Yosemite. His strong, lean body seems to effortlessly transcend gravity. But is it simply Adam’s muscle power and endurance that enables him to conquer the most difficult routes? Or is it his mental strength that drives him climb an 8a while blindfolded? We find out more about the forces that drive this climbing talent to new heights in The A.O.

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    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

    Sur les îles du ciel Vod

    Sur les îles du ciel

    Olivier Alexandre (2017)

    On the high peaks of the Alps, two researchers study the high altitude flora in the middle of the wall. Over the climbs, these flowers change their view of the mountain. Born of unexpected past migrations, these great travelers are today at the origin of new species. Sur Les Iles du Ciel tells the adventure of a first scientist in the heart of mythical mountains, a quest in search of the secrets of evolution.

    France / 52 min

    Sur les îles du ciel

    Olivier Alexandre

    • 2017
    • France
    • 52 min
    On the high peaks of the Alps, two researchers study the high altitude flora in the middle of the wall. Over the climbs, these flowers change their view of the mountain. Born of unexpected past migrations, these great travelers are today at the origin of new species. Sur Les Iles du Ciel tells the adventure of a first scientist in the heart of mythical mountains, a quest in search of the secrets of evolution.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    A Thousand Ways to Kiss the Ground Vod

    A Thousand Ways to Kiss the Ground

    Henna Taylor (2020)

    An exploration into grief and its expression through the stories of individuals who have experienced loss or trauma due to climbing or alpinism. Made in collaboration with the Climbing Grief Fund, this artful compilation of interviews highlights how there is no singular or correct way to grieve. Climbers discuss how they are learning to integrate grief into their daily lives and in effect, change the community’s collective narrative surrounding this topic. The film investigates the paradoxes of grief and the grieving process while mirroring this complexity back to viewers as a starting point to destigmatize and normalize the conversation surrounding grief for climbers and non-climbers alike.

    USA / 22 min

    A Thousand Ways to Kiss the Ground

    Henna Taylor

    • 2020
    • USA
    • 22 min
    An exploration into grief and its expression through the stories of individuals who have experienced loss or trauma due to climbing or alpinism. Made in collaboration with the Climbing Grief Fund, this artful compilation of interviews highlights how there is no singular or correct way to grieve. Climbers discuss how they are learning to integrate grief into their daily lives and in effect, change the community’s collective narrative surrounding this topic. The film investigates the paradoxes of grief and the grieving process while mirroring this complexity back to viewers as a starting point to destigmatize and normalize the conversation surrounding grief for climbers and non-climbers alike.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    The trilogy Vod

    The trilogy

    Tommy Joyce (2018)

    On July 12, 2018, Professional Climber, Sasha DiGiulian, set out to become the first woman and second person in history to complete 'Rocky Mountain Trilogy'; a compilation of three of the hardest 5.14 big walls in the Canadian Rockies. The imposing climbs, on Castle Mountain, Mount Louis, and Mount Yamnuska, respectively will take Sasha 2 months of continued effort with the ultimate goal of ascending each sheer wall in a single day push, with zero falls — a combined average of over 9,000 vertical feet of climbing at a lung busting average elevation of 7,000ft.

    USA / 30 min

    The trilogy

    Tommy Joyce, Sasha DiGiulian

    • 2018
    • USA
    • 30 min
    On July 12, 2018, Professional Climber, Sasha DiGiulian, set out to become the first woman and second person in history to complete 'Rocky Mountain Trilogy'; a compilation of three of the hardest 5.14 big walls in the Canadian Rockies. The imposing climbs, on Castle Mountain, Mount Louis, and Mount Yamnuska, respectively will take Sasha 2 months of continued effort with the ultimate goal of ascending each sheer wall in a single day push, with zero falls — a combined average of over 9,000 vertical feet of climbing at a lung busting average elevation of 7,000ft.

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    The Pathan Project

    Guillaume Broust (2019)

    With surprising turns and with ravishing humor, 'The Pathan Project' tells the story of four mountaineering friends and their dare-devil expedition up to now unclimbed peaks in an unexplored massif in a remote valley of Pakistan. The solid team of Belgian, French and Argentinian climbers will combine in this expedition, exploration, music, good humor and bold climbing. Nicolas Favresse, Jean-Louis Wertz, Mathieu Maynadier and Carlitos Molina take us on a new adventure full of surprises, french fries, and unexpected twists.

    France / 43 min

    The Pathan Project

    Guillaume Broust

    • 2019
    • France
    • 43 min
    With surprising turns and with ravishing humor, 'The Pathan Project' tells the story of four mountaineering friends and their dare-devil expedition up to now unclimbed peaks in an unexplored massif in a remote valley of Pakistan. The solid team of Belgian, French and Argentinian climbers will combine in this expedition, exploration, music, good humor and bold climbing. Nicolas Favresse, Jean-Louis Wertz, Mathieu Maynadier and Carlitos Molina take us on a new adventure full of surprises, french fries, and unexpected twists.

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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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