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    A Grand Journey

    Amon Barker (2019)

    Born and raised in Jackson, WY, Kira has found a great love for the outdoors. Her lifestyle involves hiking, skiing, biking and pursuing her career as a yoga instructor. Kira was born with a rare birth defect and had her lower leg amputated as a child. Since being able to walk, she has used a prosthetic leg. While some might see this as a major setback, Kira’s fiery passion and athleticism drives her to achieve her goals and amaze those around her with her achievements. Climbing the iconic Grand Teton has been a childhood dream of Kira’s. In A Grand Journey short documentary film, we get an intimate look into Kira’s unique but incredibly relatable journey as she attempts to take on a goal she herself may not believe is possible.

    USA / 15 min

    A Grand Journey

    Amon Barker

    • 2019
    • USA
    • 15 min
    Born and raised in Jackson, WY, Kira has found a great love for the outdoors. Her lifestyle involves hiking, skiing, biking and pursuing her career as a yoga instructor. Kira was born with a rare birth defect and had her lower leg amputated as a child. Since being able to walk, she has used a prosthetic leg. While some might see this as a major setback, Kira’s fiery passion and athleticism drives her to achieve her goals and amaze those around her with her achievements. Climbing the iconic Grand Teton has been a childhood dream of Kira’s. In A Grand Journey short documentary film, we get an intimate look into Kira’s unique but incredibly relatable journey as she attempts to take on a goal she herself may not believe is possible.

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    Ultimate Survival - Everest

    David McIlvride (2004)

    Critically acclaimed six-part mini-series, shot between March and June 2004, Ultimate Survival: Everest chronicles the Everest efforts of Team Discovery, which included two Canadian climbers - producer and experienced adventure guide Ben Webster, and his girlfriend, rookie climber and PhD candidate in Sports Psychology, Shauna Burke - plus Australian Andrew Lock and Hector Ponce De Leon from Mexico, both veterans of Everest and the world's most intimidating peaks. The series also follows the treks of Annabelle Bond, a London socialite; and diabetic American climber Will Cross.

    Canada / 264 min

    Ultimate Survival - Everest

    David McIlvride

    • 2004
    • Canada
    • 264 min
    Critically acclaimed six-part mini-series, shot between March and June 2004, Ultimate Survival: Everest chronicles the Everest efforts of Team Discovery, which included two Canadian climbers - producer and experienced adventure guide Ben Webster, and his girlfriend, rookie climber and PhD candidate in Sports Psychology, Shauna Burke - plus Australian Andrew Lock and Hector Ponce De Leon from Mexico, both veterans of Everest and the world's most intimidating peaks. The series also follows the treks of Annabelle Bond, a London socialite; and diabetic American climber Will Cross.

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  • Drama / Adventure

    Wings over Everest

    Fay Yu (2019)

    When a plane carrying important documents crashes in the Death Zone of Mount Everest, two men claiming to work for India's research and analysis department offer a large sum of money to Team Wings, a mountain rescue organization, to take them up to recover them. They will fight a fierce battle on the dangerous Himalayas. A Chinese action movie produced for an international audience and digitally remastered to be released in IMAX3D cinemas. Directed by Yu Fay, Wings Over Everest stars Asian Film Award Winner Koji Yakusho, famous actress Zhang Jingchu, and Golden Horse Best Supporting Actor winner Lin Bohong.

    China / 110 min

    Wings over Everest

    Fay Yu

    • 2019
    • China
    • 110 min
    When a plane carrying important documents crashes in the Death Zone of Mount Everest, two men claiming to work for India's research and analysis department offer a large sum of money to Team Wings, a mountain rescue organization, to take them up to recover them. They will fight a fierce battle on the dangerous Himalayas. A Chinese action movie produced for an international audience and digitally remastered to be released in IMAX3D cinemas. Directed by Yu Fay, Wings Over Everest stars Asian Film Award Winner Koji Yakusho, famous actress Zhang Jingchu, and Golden Horse Best Supporting Actor winner Lin Bohong.

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    Monte Sarmiento - Die weisse Diva

    Jochen Schmoll (2016)

    All the mountains have been climbed? Not at all! Monte Sarmiento at the southernmost end of South America is not even 2,300 metres high, and yet mountaineers have only reached the summit twice with over twenty attempts so far. In order to fulfill a mountaineering dream, the Hamburg geologist, photographer and Patagonian expert Ralf Gantzhorn travels to Monte Sarmiento for the seventh time. Three friends accompany him to this company, which begins a sailing trip in the port city of Ushuaia. Even the journey across the sea, with views of green forests, mighty glaciers and untouched mountains, captivates the mountaineers.

    Germany / 28 min

    Monte Sarmiento - Die weisse Diva

    Jochen Schmoll

    • 2016
    • Germany
    • 28 min
    All the mountains have been climbed? Not at all! Monte Sarmiento at the southernmost end of South America is not even 2,300 metres high, and yet mountaineers have only reached the summit twice with over twenty attempts so far. In order to fulfill a mountaineering dream, the Hamburg geologist, photographer and Patagonian expert Ralf Gantzhorn travels to Monte Sarmiento for the seventh time. Three friends accompany him to this company, which begins a sailing trip in the port city of Ushuaia. Even the journey across the sea, with views of green forests, mighty glaciers and untouched mountains, captivates the mountaineers.

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    The man who skied down Everest

    Lawrence Schiller (1975)

    Yuichiro Miura, a Japanese skier ultimately dreamed of literally skiing Mt. Everest. He planned to ski some 8,000 feet down an icy glacier at a 40 to 45 degree angle, from the 26,000 foot level near the summit. The documentary chronicles this incredible feat and the tremendous task of climbing Everest itself. The narrator reads from the diary that the skier personally kept. The film was produced by Canadian film maker Budge Crawley with the footage made for the original 1970 Japanese documentary (Eberesuto dai kakko). Crawley won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for this picture.

    Canada, Japan / 85 min

    The man who skied down Everest

    Lawrence Schiller, Bruce Nyznik

    • 1975
    • Canada, Japan
    • 85 min
    Yuichiro Miura, a Japanese skier ultimately dreamed of literally skiing Mt. Everest. He planned to ski some 8,000 feet down an icy glacier at a 40 to 45 degree angle, from the 26,000 foot level near the summit. The documentary chronicles this incredible feat and the tremendous task of climbing Everest itself. The narrator reads from the diary that the skier personally kept. The film was produced by Canadian film maker Budge Crawley with the footage made for the original 1970 Japanese documentary (Eberesuto dai kakko). Crawley won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for this picture.

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  • Drama / Mountain Drama

    The climb

    John Schmidt (2002)

    A Christian film about two rock climbers, who meet each other during a rescue. They get a chance to realize a climb of a lifetime, but with an unexpected change: they have to work together. It is a special team, with totally different people, who have different life goals, different views, but use the same climbing technique. It is action filled, but also heart touching film about egoism, responsibility and forgiveness.

    USA / 98 min

    The climb

    John Schmidt

    • 2002
    • USA
    • 98 min
    A Christian film about two rock climbers, who meet each other during a rescue. They get a chance to realize a climb of a lifetime, but with an unexpected change: they have to work together. It is a special team, with totally different people, who have different life goals, different views, but use the same climbing technique. It is action filled, but also heart touching film about egoism, responsibility and forgiveness.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Valley uprising

    Josh Lowell (2014)

    Narrated by acclaimed actor Peter Sarsgaard (Garden State, Jarhead, An Education) and produced by Emmy Award-Winning Sender Films with Big UP Productions, Valley Uprising deftly recounts the history of Yosemite’s bold tradition: half a century of struggle against the laws of gravity, and the laws of the land.

    USA / 99 min

    Valley uprising

    Josh Lowell, Nick Rosen, Peter Mortimer

    • 2014
    • USA
    • 99 min
    Narrated by acclaimed actor Peter Sarsgaard (Garden State, Jarhead, An Education) and produced by Emmy Award-Winning Sender Films with Big UP Productions, Valley Uprising deftly recounts the history of Yosemite’s bold tradition: half a century of struggle against the laws of gravity, and the laws of the land.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    El Cap Report

    Dave Davis (2018)

    In this documentary Tom Evans reviews —as he reported the day things happened on his popular blog— different inspiring stories of men and women who climbed El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. Mike Kozusko attempts to become the oldest person to solo climb El Capitan. Kevin Jorgeson tries to complete the Dawn Wall Project with Tommy Caldwell. Allisyn Beisner-Martínez and Nick Martínez marry at the foot of the wall and then make a honeymoon-ascent on the Muir Wall. Ammon McNeely has climbed El Capitan 75 times. Artur Naue, Wes Walker, and Vanessa Addison climb together right after they met when Artur leaves a message on the camp board looking for climbing partners.

    USA / 57 min

    El Cap Report

    Dave Davis, Mary Grandelis

    • 2018
    • USA
    • 57 min
    In this documentary Tom Evans reviews —as he reported the day things happened on his popular blog— different inspiring stories of men and women who climbed El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. Mike Kozusko attempts to become the oldest person to solo climb El Capitan. Kevin Jorgeson tries to complete the Dawn Wall Project with Tommy Caldwell. Allisyn Beisner-Martínez and Nick Martínez marry at the foot of the wall and then make a honeymoon-ascent on the Muir Wall. Ammon McNeely has climbed El Capitan 75 times. Artur Naue, Wes Walker, and Vanessa Addison climb together right after they met when Artur leaves a message on the camp board looking for climbing partners.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    13 faces du Valais

    Yannick Bacher (2017)

    13 Faces du Valais is a journey through the heart of The canton of Valais, Switzerland. From the high peaks to the mouth of the Rhône. 13 faces and 13 facets, revealed during a journey over four seasons and told by 13 encounters through 13 districts. Through the eyes of these 13 characters, we discover “their” Valais; enthusiastic, dynamic, and athletic. The film is dotted with testimonials and authenticity while following the flow of the water.

    Switzerland / 88 min

    13 faces du Valais

    Yannick Bacher, David Carlier, David Arnaud

    • 2017
    • Switzerland
    • 88 min
    13 Faces du Valais is a journey through the heart of The canton of Valais, Switzerland. From the high peaks to the mouth of the Rhône. 13 faces and 13 facets, revealed during a journey over four seasons and told by 13 encounters through 13 districts. Through the eyes of these 13 characters, we discover “their” Valais; enthusiastic, dynamic, and athletic. The film is dotted with testimonials and authenticity while following the flow of the water.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Finale '68

    Gabriele Canu (2018)

    Fifty years after the opening of the first climbing route on Pietra del Finale, two brothers and ardent mountain enthusiasts decide to set out on an adventure, retracing the tracks of the pioneers who first began the story of climbing in this place. The result is a journey into the wild in search of memories, stories, tracks, and discoveries. A vertical wandering to explore the heights and conquer the thirteen main faces of the Finale massif but at the same time an encounter and comparison with the protagonists of days gone by, witnesses of an era that will never be repeated.

    Italy / 66 min

    Finale '68

    Gabriele Canu

    • 2018
    • Italy
    • 66 min
    Fifty years after the opening of the first climbing route on Pietra del Finale, two brothers and ardent mountain enthusiasts decide to set out on an adventure, retracing the tracks of the pioneers who first began the story of climbing in this place. The result is a journey into the wild in search of memories, stories, tracks, and discoveries. A vertical wandering to explore the heights and conquer the thirteen main faces of the Finale massif but at the same time an encounter and comparison with the protagonists of days gone by, witnesses of an era that will never be repeated.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Thrutch

    JBone (2006)

    Filmed on location and entirely from a locals perspective at Hueco Tanks, this captivating film defines the various processes boulderers use at this international destination, and how seasoned climbers dig to their roots in pursuit of success and sometimes failure on these world-class test pieces. Thrutch is the definitive collection of bouldering technique and accomplishment that can be achieved as a result of the passion from climbing at the premiere destination that is Hueco Tanks.

    USA / 59 min

    Thrutch

    JBone

    • 2006
    • USA
    • 59 min
    Filmed on location and entirely from a locals perspective at Hueco Tanks, this captivating film defines the various processes boulderers use at this international destination, and how seasoned climbers dig to their roots in pursuit of success and sometimes failure on these world-class test pieces. Thrutch is the definitive collection of bouldering technique and accomplishment that can be achieved as a result of the passion from climbing at the premiere destination that is Hueco Tanks.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Defaid a dringo

    Alun Hughes (2012)

    A programme following an ambitious and fearless Welsh climber as finds his way in the world. Having decided not to go to university, Ioan Doyle is facing the reality of having to earn a living while striving to keep a grip on climbing.

    UK / 49 min

    Defaid a dringo

    Alun Hughes

    • 2012
    • UK
    • 49 min
    A programme following an ambitious and fearless Welsh climber as finds his way in the world. Having decided not to go to university, Ioan Doyle is facing the reality of having to earn a living while striving to keep a grip on climbing.

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