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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    In search of new summits

    Sid Perou (1980)

    The first of three films by Sid Perou that trace the story of rock climbing from its simple and accessible beginnings to the exclusive world of today's dedicated rock athlete. In this episode of Rock Athlete, leading Northern climbers in action show how the increasing use of technical aids eventually led back to the primitive contest between man and rock. The film starts with film footage of the Abraham Brothers climbing the Napes Needle in 1915 and ends with Ron Fawcett soloing Tensor on Craig y Castell (Tremadog). A TV series by Sid Perou produced by the BBC.

    UK / 30 min

    In search of new summits

    Sid Perou

    • 1980
    • UK
    • 30 min
    The first of three films by Sid Perou that trace the story of rock climbing from its simple and accessible beginnings to the exclusive world of today's dedicated rock athlete. In this episode of Rock Athlete, leading Northern climbers in action show how the increasing use of technical aids eventually led back to the primitive contest between man and rock. The film starts with film footage of the Abraham Brothers climbing the Napes Needle in 1915 and ends with Ron Fawcett soloing Tensor on Craig y Castell (Tremadog). A TV series by Sid Perou produced by the BBC.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    First ascent

    Sid Perou (1980)

    The last of three films by Sid Perou that trace the story of rock climbing from its simple and accessible beginnings to the exclusive world of today's dedicated rock athlete. In this episode of Rock Athlete, Ron Fawcwett puts on an epic first ascent on the famous 'Cromlech' in the Llanberis Pass of North Wales. His phrase 'Come on arms!' became a climbing catch-phrase after the film was transmitted. A TV series by Sid Perou produced by the BBC.

    UK / 30 min

    First ascent

    Sid Perou

    • 1980
    • UK
    • 30 min
    The last of three films by Sid Perou that trace the story of rock climbing from its simple and accessible beginnings to the exclusive world of today's dedicated rock athlete. In this episode of Rock Athlete, Ron Fawcwett puts on an epic first ascent on the famous 'Cromlech' in the Llanberis Pass of North Wales. His phrase 'Come on arms!' became a climbing catch-phrase after the film was transmitted. A TV series by Sid Perou produced by the BBC.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Der schnellste Mann am Berg

    Jacqueline Schwerzmann (2011)

    Ueli Steck is known as one of the best solo climbers in the world, always ready to take a well calculated risk. This film portrays the 34-year old Swiss on the quest of his personal limit, when he tries to push the limits of modern alpinism. Spectacular images show him on his speed ascents on the Eiger, the Matterhorn and Grandes Jorasses. In addition, Steck meets the American Alex Honnold, in order to try a speed climb on the famous Nose in the Yosemite. Steck dreams of implementing his speed climbing skills on the huge 8000 m wall, after having failed on the Annapurna before.

    Switzerland / 50 min

    Der schnellste Mann am Berg

    Jacqueline Schwerzmann

    • 2011
    • Switzerland
    • 50 min
    Ueli Steck is known as one of the best solo climbers in the world, always ready to take a well calculated risk. This film portrays the 34-year old Swiss on the quest of his personal limit, when he tries to push the limits of modern alpinism. Spectacular images show him on his speed ascents on the Eiger, the Matterhorn and Grandes Jorasses. In addition, Steck meets the American Alex Honnold, in order to try a speed climb on the famous Nose in the Yosemite. Steck dreams of implementing his speed climbing skills on the huge 8000 m wall, after having failed on the Annapurna before.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Conquista di una vetta

    Marcello Baldi (1951)

    Documentary that describes in an evocative and spectacular way the ascent of an alpine expedition composed by three mountain guides from Courmayeur to the Dent du Géant, in the Mont Blanc Massif, by a 6th grade route. The progression of the team is followed by a group of tourists from the top of the courmayeur funicular with the help of a telescope. A film by Marcello Baldi, filmmaker of the acclaimed documentary 'Italia K2', about the italian conquest of K2 in 1954.

    Italy / 11 min

    Conquista di una vetta

    Marcello Baldi

    • 1951
    • Italy
    • 11 min
    Documentary that describes in an evocative and spectacular way the ascent of an alpine expedition composed by three mountain guides from Courmayeur to the Dent du Géant, in the Mont Blanc Massif, by a 6th grade route. The progression of the team is followed by a group of tourists from the top of the courmayeur funicular with the help of a telescope. A film by Marcello Baldi, filmmaker of the acclaimed documentary 'Italia K2', about the italian conquest of K2 in 1954.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Catherine Destivelle - Passion des cimes

    Rémy Tezier (2007)

    Shortened television version of the film 'Au delà des cimes', that follows Catherine Destivelle making three spectacular climbs in the Alps accompanied by three different climbing partners. Each partner chosen because they had a profound impact on her life. During the ascents, she will share with us the sense of freedom and passion that the mountains inspire and the pleasure of reaching the summits. More than an intimate portrait of Catherine, the film sheds light on the close relationships that develop between climbers and the special connections made in mountaineering. Breathtaking and beautifully shot, the film unveils the magnificent Alpine environment and the immensity of the soaring rock faces.

    France / 55 min

    Catherine Destivelle - Passion des cimes

    Rémy Tezier

    • 2007
    • France
    • 55 min
    Shortened television version of the film 'Au delà des cimes', that follows Catherine Destivelle making three spectacular climbs in the Alps accompanied by three different climbing partners. Each partner chosen because they had a profound impact on her life. During the ascents, she will share with us the sense of freedom and passion that the mountains inspire and the pleasure of reaching the summits. More than an intimate portrait of Catherine, the film sheds light on the close relationships that develop between climbers and the special connections made in mountaineering. Breathtaking and beautifully shot, the film unveils the magnificent Alpine environment and the immensity of the soaring rock faces.

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  • Docudrama / Recreation

    Abîmes

    Gilbert Dassonville (1972)

    Roberto Sorgato and Ignazio Piussi relive their adventure while climbing the north face of the Cima Ovest di Lavaredo, in the Dolomites, in 1961. Roberto Sorgato had an accidental 60 meters fall when they were preparing his third bivouac, and found himself hanging in the void at the end of the rope. By dint of perseverance, ingenuity and courage, the man succeeds in hoisting himself up to his companion. The movie, filmed eleven years later, is a re-enactement with the protagonists of the story acting in its own role.

    France / 17 min

    Abîmes

    Gilbert Dassonville

    • 1972
    • France
    • 17 min
    Roberto Sorgato and Ignazio Piussi relive their adventure while climbing the north face of the Cima Ovest di Lavaredo, in the Dolomites, in 1961. Roberto Sorgato had an accidental 60 meters fall when they were preparing his third bivouac, and found himself hanging in the void at the end of the rope. By dint of perseverance, ingenuity and courage, the man succeeds in hoisting himself up to his companion. The movie, filmed eleven years later, is a re-enactement with the protagonists of the story acting in its own role.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    A Cragsman's day

    Ben H. Humble (1946)

    A black and white silent movie taken by Ben H Humble in 1946. It features John 'Jock' Nimlin, Harry Grant and David Easson climbing some of the peaks of The Cobbler. This film is in part an instructional account of the climbing techniques used. This film was awarded principal prize by Mr. Michael Powell in the 1948 Scottish Amateur Festival as depicted in the titles. The titles also advise the viewer that nothing in this film is faked!

    UK / 14 min

    A Cragsman's day

    Ben H. Humble

    • 1946
    • UK
    • 14 min
    A black and white silent movie taken by Ben H Humble in 1946. It features John 'Jock' Nimlin, Harry Grant and David Easson climbing some of the peaks of The Cobbler. This film is in part an instructional account of the climbing techniques used. This film was awarded principal prize by Mr. Michael Powell in the 1948 Scottish Amateur Festival as depicted in the titles. The titles also advise the viewer that nothing in this film is faked!

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  • Documentary / Historical

    Lhoce, Mt. Everest

    Zdenek Gawlik (2003)

    Seventh episode of the historical series on the Czech Himalayan expeditions 'Ceske himalajske dobrodruzstvi'. The episode focuses on two achievements: The 1984 ascent to the south face of Lhotse Shar, and the 1991 first Czech Everest ascent, by Leopold Sulovsky. The first feat is considered as one of the most important achievements in the Himalayas in the 80s. The expedition, led by Ivan Galfy, solved what Messner qualified as 'the problem of the year 2000'. Czechs Stejskal and Rakoncaj, and a Slovaks Božík and Demján made the first ascent.

    Czech Republic / 55 min

    Lhoce, Mt. Everest

    Zdenek Gawlik

    • 2003
    • Czech Republic
    • 55 min
    Seventh episode of the historical series on the Czech Himalayan expeditions 'Ceske himalajske dobrodruzstvi'. The episode focuses on two achievements: The 1984 ascent to the south face of Lhotse Shar, and the 1991 first Czech Everest ascent, by Leopold Sulovsky. The first feat is considered as one of the most important achievements in the Himalayas in the 80s. The expedition, led by Ivan Galfy, solved what Messner qualified as 'the problem of the year 2000'. Czechs Stejskal and Rakoncaj, and a Slovaks Božík and Demján made the first ascent.

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  • Documentary / Historical

    K2, Broad Peak

    Zdenek Gawlik (2003)

    Sixth episode of the historical series on the Czech Himalayan expeditions 'Ceske himalajske dobrodruzstvi'. In May 1983, a large Italian expedition to K2 was planned. Josef Rakoncaj, with Austrian Kurt Diemberger and Julie Tullis had the task of filming the expedition. Who would have thought that the Czech climber would take the camera to the top of the mountain? In 1986, Rakoncaj ascended again K2, just two weeks later, he climbed Broad Peak, both without oxygen, becoming the first in making the doublet.

    Czech Republic / 56 min

    K2, Broad Peak

    Zdenek Gawlik

    • 2003
    • Czech Republic
    • 56 min
    Sixth episode of the historical series on the Czech Himalayan expeditions 'Ceske himalajske dobrodruzstvi'. In May 1983, a large Italian expedition to K2 was planned. Josef Rakoncaj, with Austrian Kurt Diemberger and Julie Tullis had the task of filming the expedition. Who would have thought that the Czech climber would take the camera to the top of the mountain? In 1986, Rakoncaj ascended again K2, just two weeks later, he climbed Broad Peak, both without oxygen, becoming the first in making the doublet.

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  • Documentary / Historical

    Makalu, Kancenconga

    Zdenek Gawlik (2003)

    Fifth episode of the historical series on the Czech Himalayan expeditions 'Ceske himalajske dobrodruzstvi'. The episode focuses on two mountains: Makalu and Kangchenjunga. Karel Schubert made the first Czech ascent to an eight-thousander, Makalu. Schubert died in the descent. Seventeen years later Leopold Sulovsky made an ascent in alpine style, and in 1998, the ascent by Josef Šimůnek and Soňa Vomáčková was the first woman ascent without the use of supplementary oxygen. In 1981, Záhoransky and Psotka made the first Czech ascent to Kangchenjunga.

    Czech Republic / 56 min

    Makalu, Kancenconga

    Zdenek Gawlik

    • 2003
    • Czech Republic
    • 56 min
    Fifth episode of the historical series on the Czech Himalayan expeditions 'Ceske himalajske dobrodruzstvi'. The episode focuses on two mountains: Makalu and Kangchenjunga. Karel Schubert made the first Czech ascent to an eight-thousander, Makalu. Schubert died in the descent. Seventeen years later Leopold Sulovsky made an ascent in alpine style, and in 1998, the ascent by Josef Šimůnek and Soňa Vomáčková was the first woman ascent without the use of supplementary oxygen. In 1981, Záhoransky and Psotka made the first Czech ascent to Kangchenjunga.

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  • Documentary / Historical

    Co Oju, Sisa Pangma

    Zdenek Gawlik (2003)

    Fourth episode of the historical series on the Czech Himalayan expeditions 'Ceske himalajske dobrodruzstvi'. The episode focuses on two mountains: Cho Oyu and Shisha Pangma. Cho Oyu was first climbed in winter in 1985 by the Czech mountaineer Jaromír Stejskal and Slovakian Dušan Becíkand in an international expedidion led by Canadian Roger Marshall. About Shisha Pangma, it wasn't climbed by a Czech mountaineer until 1990, when Josef Rakoncaj stood on top of it. Next Czech ascent was five years later by Oldřich Rypl, Stanislav Šilhan, Petr Skřivánek and Josef Šimůnek.

    Czech Republic / 56 min

    Co Oju, Sisa Pangma

    Zdenek Gawlik

    • 2003
    • Czech Republic
    • 56 min
    Fourth episode of the historical series on the Czech Himalayan expeditions 'Ceske himalajske dobrodruzstvi'. The episode focuses on two mountains: Cho Oyu and Shisha Pangma. Cho Oyu was first climbed in winter in 1985 by the Czech mountaineer Jaromír Stejskal and Slovakian Dušan Becíkand in an international expedidion led by Canadian Roger Marshall. About Shisha Pangma, it wasn't climbed by a Czech mountaineer until 1990, when Josef Rakoncaj stood on top of it. Next Czech ascent was five years later by Oldřich Rypl, Stanislav Šilhan, Petr Skřivánek and Josef Šimůnek.

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  • Documentary / Historical

    Dhaulagiri, Nanga Parbat

    Zdenek Gawlik (2003)

    Third episode of the historical series on the Czech Himalayan expeditions 'Ceske himalajske dobrodruzstvi'. The episode focuses on two legendary mountains: Dhaulagiri and Nanga Parbat. In 1984 Three members of a Czechoslovakian expedition (Jan Simon, Karel Jakes, Jaromir Stejskal) climb the west face to the summit, a 4,000 meters high wall, one of the highest in the world. Simon died during the descent. In 1992, Josef Rakoncaj and Josef Nežerka made the first Czech ascent to Nanga Parbat.

    Czech Republic / 56 min

    Dhaulagiri, Nanga Parbat

    Zdenek Gawlik

    • 2003
    • Czech Republic
    • 56 min
    Third episode of the historical series on the Czech Himalayan expeditions 'Ceske himalajske dobrodruzstvi'. The episode focuses on two legendary mountains: Dhaulagiri and Nanga Parbat. In 1984 Three members of a Czechoslovakian expedition (Jan Simon, Karel Jakes, Jaromir Stejskal) climb the west face to the summit, a 4,000 meters high wall, one of the highest in the world. Simon died during the descent. In 1992, Josef Rakoncaj and Josef Nežerka made the first Czech ascent to Nanga Parbat.

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