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    L'estate è bianca al Livrio

    Bernardo Seeber (1952)

    The documentary illustrates a typical day at the Livrio refuge in the Cortina Dolomites, with ski practitioners who receive lessons from the masters, and experienced mountaineers who climb Mount Cristallo roped and with skis on their feet. The film ends with the group of five mountaineers descending on skis and returning to the refuge. A film by Fosco Maraini produced by Solaria Film in 1952 and featuring Gino Seghi, Emilio Berard, Mario Guyot, Aldo Lantelme, and Italo Soldà.

    Italy / 11 min

    L'estate è bianca al Livrio

    Bernardo Seeber, Fosco Maraini

    • 1952
    • Italy
    • 11 min
    The documentary illustrates a typical day at the Livrio refuge in the Cortina Dolomites, with ski practitioners who receive lessons from the masters, and experienced mountaineers who climb Mount Cristallo roped and with skis on their feet. The film ends with the group of five mountaineers descending on skis and returning to the refuge. A film by Fosco Maraini produced by Solaria Film in 1952 and featuring Gino Seghi, Emilio Berard, Mario Guyot, Aldo Lantelme, and Italo Soldà.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Rifugi alpini

    Fernando Cerchio (1942)

    Documentary on alpine refuges and the life of mountaineers. The film begins with images recreating vintage mountain climbers that end up spending a night in a fortune shelter. Then the scene is linked with images of a current refuge and explains how refuges are today, showing models and images of real refuges and explaining how life is in them and the role they play in mountaineering. The film was produced in 1942 by the Instituto Nazionale Luce during the Italian Fascist regime.

    Italy / 12 min

    Rifugi alpini

    Fernando Cerchio

    • 1942
    • Italy
    • 12 min
    Documentary on alpine refuges and the life of mountaineers. The film begins with images recreating vintage mountain climbers that end up spending a night in a fortune shelter. Then the scene is linked with images of a current refuge and explains how refuges are today, showing models and images of real refuges and explaining how life is in them and the role they play in mountaineering. The film was produced in 1942 by the Instituto Nazionale Luce during the Italian Fascist regime.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Leggenda dei Monti Pallidi

    Adriano Zancanella (1949)

    Tourist-mountaineering documentary on the Dolomites took from dawn to dusk between reality and legend. After an introduction with beautiful images of the Alpine meadows, Carezza lake, Val di Fassa and the tops of Mount Catinaccio, Torre del Vajolet and the Sella Group, a group of three rock climbers begin the ascent of the Torre del Vajolet. The film ends with the group reaching the top and descending from the tower, and with scenes of the people and the life in the valley.

    Italy / 11 min

    Leggenda dei Monti Pallidi

    Adriano Zancanella

    • 1949
    • Italy
    • 11 min
    Tourist-mountaineering documentary on the Dolomites took from dawn to dusk between reality and legend. After an introduction with beautiful images of the Alpine meadows, Carezza lake, Val di Fassa and the tops of Mount Catinaccio, Torre del Vajolet and the Sella Group, a group of three rock climbers begin the ascent of the Torre del Vajolet. The film ends with the group reaching the top and descending from the tower, and with scenes of the people and the life in the valley.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Piccoli alpini

    Giovanni Vernuccio (1942)

    The film is a kind of docu-fiction about a boy who enrolls in a battalion of young mountain troops. The film follows his daily life in the military school and pays special attention to maneuvers and training exercises in the mountain, which include mountaineering and rock climbing lessons. The film, by Giovanni Vernuccio, was produced in 1942 by the Instituto Nazionale Luce at the end of the Italian Fascist regime, and was made with the collaboration of the 36th group of Alpine battalions 'Fabio Filzi' of the federal command GIL of Turin during the preparatory course for the festive camp of Balme.

    Italy / 17 min

    Piccoli alpini

    Giovanni Vernuccio

    • 1942
    • Italy
    • 17 min
    The film is a kind of docu-fiction about a boy who enrolls in a battalion of young mountain troops. The film follows his daily life in the military school and pays special attention to maneuvers and training exercises in the mountain, which include mountaineering and rock climbing lessons. The film, by Giovanni Vernuccio, was produced in 1942 by the Instituto Nazionale Luce at the end of the Italian Fascist regime, and was made with the collaboration of the 36th group of Alpine battalions 'Fabio Filzi' of the federal command GIL of Turin during the preparatory course for the festive camp of Balme.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Cieli e montagne

    Luciano Vigna (1956)

    The documentary shows mountaineering scenes in the area of Mont Blanc, Monte Rosa, and the Matterhorn presenting beautiful images of people practicing mountain climbing but without the purpose of narrating a concrete ascent. First we see a group of five roped mountaineers progressing on the glacier using ice axes and crossing a wide crack with the help of a ladder. Then, the action moves to another area of the mountain through aerial images taken from an airplane and shows the progression of a rock climber through a rocky spur.

    Italy / 9 min

    Cieli e montagne

    Luciano Vigna

    • 1956
    • Italy
    • 9 min
    The documentary shows mountaineering scenes in the area of Mont Blanc, Monte Rosa, and the Matterhorn presenting beautiful images of people practicing mountain climbing but without the purpose of narrating a concrete ascent. First we see a group of five roped mountaineers progressing on the glacier using ice axes and crossing a wide crack with the help of a ladder. Then, the action moves to another area of the mountain through aerial images taken from an airplane and shows the progression of a rock climber through a rocky spur.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Fiamme verdi

    (1939)

    The film shows training maneuvers by the 'Fiamme Verdi' (Green Flames) brigade, instructed by the mountaineering military school of Aosta. The maneuvers include camping, rock climbing, mountain rescue, military positions, alpine and glacier progression, and ski mountaineering. The film was produced in 1939 by the Instituto Nazionale Luce during the Italian Fascist regime.

    Italy / 21 min

    Fiamme verdi


    • 1939
    • Italy
    • 21 min
    The film shows training maneuvers by the 'Fiamme Verdi' (Green Flames) brigade, instructed by the mountaineering military school of Aosta. The maneuvers include camping, rock climbing, mountain rescue, military positions, alpine and glacier progression, and ski mountaineering. The film was produced in 1939 by the Instituto Nazionale Luce during the Italian Fascist regime.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Una ascensione sui ghiacciai del Monte Rosa

    (1932)

    An alpine ascent Monte Rosa glacier by a large group of mountaineers equipped with crampons and ice axes. The group ascends from the Gabiet lake to the Corno del Camoscio (3.024 meters) and up the Capanna Gnifetti hut at 3.647 meters. From there they continue the progression by the glacier up to the Capanna Regina Margherita hut at 4.559, the highest observatory in Europa at the time, from where they start the way back to the village of Gressoney. The film was produced in 1932 by the Instituto Nazionale Luce during the Italian Fascist regime.

    Italy / 13 min

    Una ascensione sui ghiacciai del Monte Rosa


    • 1932
    • Italy
    • 13 min
    An alpine ascent Monte Rosa glacier by a large group of mountaineers equipped with crampons and ice axes. The group ascends from the Gabiet lake to the Corno del Camoscio (3.024 meters) and up the Capanna Gnifetti hut at 3.647 meters. From there they continue the progression by the glacier up to the Capanna Regina Margherita hut at 4.559, the highest observatory in Europa at the time, from where they start the way back to the village of Gressoney. The film was produced in 1932 by the Instituto Nazionale Luce during the Italian Fascist regime.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Scalatori del C.A.I. alle prese colle Dolomiti

    (1930s)

    Excursion from the Catinaccio group, across the Alpe di Siusi, to the Sassolungo and to the Sella group. The Dolomites, less impressive in appearance and less elevated than the giants of the Alps, attract a particularly bold class of climbers: here we follow the footsteps of a group of them on a characteristic route of the region. In the group, there are some women. The film was produced in thirties by the Instituto Nazionale Luce during the Italian Fascist regime.

    Italy / 17 min

    Scalatori del C.A.I. alle prese colle Dolomiti


    • 1930s
    • Italy
    • 17 min
    Excursion from the Catinaccio group, across the Alpe di Siusi, to the Sassolungo and to the Sella group. The Dolomites, less impressive in appearance and less elevated than the giants of the Alps, attract a particularly bold class of climbers: here we follow the footsteps of a group of them on a characteristic route of the region. In the group, there are some women. The film was produced in thirties by the Instituto Nazionale Luce during the Italian Fascist regime.

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  • Drama / Adventure

    Rocciatori ed aquile

    Arturo Gemmiti (1942)

    Presented as a kind of docu-fiction, the film shows training maneuvers by the young mountaineers of the Scuola Centrale Militare di Alpinismo (Military School of Mountaineering). Differents groups of rock climbers ascend the Winkler Tower and Torre del Vajolet. While ascending one of the towers, one of the climbers is attacked by an eagle that makes him fall and leaves him hanging on the rope. The film, produced in 1942 by the Instituto Nazionale Luce at the end of the Italian Fascist regime, was awarded in the Mostra Internazionale del Cinema di Venezia.

    Italy / 19 min

    Rocciatori ed aquile

    Arturo Gemmiti

    • 1942
    • Italy
    • 19 min
    Presented as a kind of docu-fiction, the film shows training maneuvers by the young mountaineers of the Scuola Centrale Militare di Alpinismo (Military School of Mountaineering). Differents groups of rock climbers ascend the Winkler Tower and Torre del Vajolet. While ascending one of the towers, one of the climbers is attacked by an eagle that makes him fall and leaves him hanging on the rope. The film, produced in 1942 by the Instituto Nazionale Luce at the end of the Italian Fascist regime, was awarded in the Mostra Internazionale del Cinema di Venezia.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Parete bianca

    Mario Bonicatti (1942)

    Two climbers progress on an alpine glacier and reach the top of a mountain by climbing a long and steep slope of snow and ice. They also have to climb a completely vertical wall of ice using crampons with frontal tips, ice nails, and rope stirrups. The film was produced in 1942 by the Instituto Nazionale Luce at the end of the Italian Fascist regime.

    Italy / 18 min

    Parete bianca

    Mario Bonicatti

    • 1942
    • Italy
    • 18 min
    Two climbers progress on an alpine glacier and reach the top of a mountain by climbing a long and steep slope of snow and ice. They also have to climb a completely vertical wall of ice using crampons with frontal tips, ice nails, and rope stirrups. The film was produced in 1942 by the Instituto Nazionale Luce at the end of the Italian Fascist regime.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    L'Aspra meta

    (1937)

    The ascent of the spectacular needle Guglia Rudatis (2.202 meters), in the Italian Dolomites by a group of rock climbers. A group of six men leave a wood hut and approach up to the foot of the needle. We see them climbing and progressing on the steep rock face and finally making an overhanging rappel to descend. The film was produced in 1937 by the Instituto Nazionale Luce during the Italian Fascist regime.

    Italy / 13 min

    L'Aspra meta


    • 1937
    • Italy
    • 13 min
    The ascent of the spectacular needle Guglia Rudatis (2.202 meters), in the Italian Dolomites by a group of rock climbers. A group of six men leave a wood hut and approach up to the foot of the needle. We see them climbing and progressing on the steep rock face and finally making an overhanging rappel to descend. The film was produced in 1937 by the Instituto Nazionale Luce during the Italian Fascist regime.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Debauchery

    Norman Hull (1980)

    Documentary about rock climbing at Matlock Bath in Derbyshire. Three climbers, Ted Wells and brothers Derrick and Terry Bolger, attempt to climb 'Debauchery', a difficult route up High Tor at Matlock Bath in Derbyshire. We also see the trio at work and in a pub with some friends, with Terry Bolger singing and playing the guitar with the Led Balloon Jug Band. The climbers provide voice over descriptions of the climb and the appeal of climbing. The documentary, part of the series 'England, Their England', ends with a beautiful scene of Terry joining the band on the way back just after the climb to play the harmonica with them.

    UK / 26 min

    Debauchery

    Norman Hull

    • 1980
    • UK
    • 26 min
    Documentary about rock climbing at Matlock Bath in Derbyshire. Three climbers, Ted Wells and brothers Derrick and Terry Bolger, attempt to climb 'Debauchery', a difficult route up High Tor at Matlock Bath in Derbyshire. We also see the trio at work and in a pub with some friends, with Terry Bolger singing and playing the guitar with the Led Balloon Jug Band. The climbers provide voice over descriptions of the climb and the appeal of climbing. The documentary, part of the series 'England, Their England', ends with a beautiful scene of Terry joining the band on the way back just after the climb to play the harmonica with them.

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