search films

All films

1382 films

SORT BY
  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    Im Schatten des Karakorum

    Eugen Schuhmacher (1955)

    An award-winning German-Austrian documentary by Eugen Schuhmacher. The first part of the film portrays the barren life of Hunza in the Hunza Valley. The last part of the film accompanies the German-Austrian Himalayan Karakorum expedition in the spring and summer of 1954 to Rakaposhi. The expedition, led by Mathias Rebitsch and with the participation of Anderl Heckmair, attempted in vain the south-west spur.

    Germany, Austria / 85 min

    Im Schatten des Karakorum

    Eugen Schuhmacher

    • 1955
    • Germany, Austria
    • 85 min
    An award-winning German-Austrian documentary by Eugen Schuhmacher. The first part of the film portrays the barren life of Hunza in the Hunza Valley. The last part of the film accompanies the German-Austrian Himalayan Karakorum expedition in the spring and summer of 1954 to Rakaposhi. The expedition, led by Mathias Rebitsch and with the participation of Anderl Heckmair, attempted in vain the south-west spur.

    Climbing locations

    Availability

    Watch Free
  • Drama / Adventure

    Ice cliff

    Wang Weimin (2011)

    Hani Snow Peak signifies the unpredictability and greatness of the nature and is a great challenge for human beings’ courage and wisdom. In order to conquer the ice cliff, the Eagle Climbing Team paid a heavy price. The old captain Old had an accident before reaching the summit, and died in the snow-capped mountain. The death of Old caused a great conflict between two guides, Lu Nan and Yao Yuan in the team, and made them break with each other and become enemies. However, a rescue operation brings them back together. They experience intense spiritual collision and escape death by a hairbreadth. Finally, the two men come to an understanding on the point of death, and fulfil the task successfully.

    China / 86 min

    Ice cliff

    Wang Weimin

    • 2011
    • China
    • 86 min
    Hani Snow Peak signifies the unpredictability and greatness of the nature and is a great challenge for human beings’ courage and wisdom. In order to conquer the ice cliff, the Eagle Climbing Team paid a heavy price. The old captain Old had an accident before reaching the summit, and died in the snow-capped mountain. The death of Old caused a great conflict between two guides, Lu Nan and Yao Yuan in the team, and made them break with each other and become enemies. However, a rescue operation brings them back together. They experience intense spiritual collision and escape death by a hairbreadth. Finally, the two men come to an understanding on the point of death, and fulfil the task successfully.

    Availability

    Watch Free
  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    Everest 1936 - Ruttledge

    Peter Oliver (1936)

    Record of the 1936 British Mout Everest Expedition led by Hugh Ruttledge. Although the North Col was reached, a combination of high winds, storms and waist-deep snow made progress above 7,000m difficult and, with the monsoon arriving early, Ruttledge called off the expedition. Members of the expedition were mountaineers Eric Shipton, Frank Smythe, Percy Wyn-Harris, Edwin Kempson, Dr. Charles Warren, Edmund Wigram, Peter Oliver and James Gavin. The party also included Tenzing Norgay. This was a very well-equipped expedition, which included oxygen and radio equipment.

    UK / 21 min

    Everest 1936 - Ruttledge

    Peter Oliver

    • 1936
    • UK
    • 21 min
    Record of the 1936 British Mout Everest Expedition led by Hugh Ruttledge. Although the North Col was reached, a combination of high winds, storms and waist-deep snow made progress above 7,000m difficult and, with the monsoon arriving early, Ruttledge called off the expedition. Members of the expedition were mountaineers Eric Shipton, Frank Smythe, Percy Wyn-Harris, Edwin Kempson, Dr. Charles Warren, Edmund Wigram, Peter Oliver and James Gavin. The party also included Tenzing Norgay. This was a very well-equipped expedition, which included oxygen and radio equipment.

    Climbing locations

    Availability

    Watch Free
  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    Climbing Mt. Everest

    John Noel (1922)

    A record of the second British Everest expedition showing the journey from Darjeeling to Tibet, activities of the Tibetans, and the climb itself. The main aim of the 1922 expedition was to make the first ascent of Mount Everest. There are two attempts in May via the North Ridge. The first by Mallory, Morshead, Norton and Somervell is without oxygen and reaches 26,985ft. The second by Geoffrey Bruce and Finch reaches 27,300ft and sets a new altitude record. Captain Noel toured the world with this film, and whereever he went the picture was received enthusiastically. It was the first film of an Everest expedition, and the earliest documentary filmed in Tibet.

    UK / 83 min

    Climbing Mt. Everest

    John Noel

    • 1922
    • UK
    • 83 min
    A record of the second British Everest expedition showing the journey from Darjeeling to Tibet, activities of the Tibetans, and the climb itself. The main aim of the 1922 expedition was to make the first ascent of Mount Everest. There are two attempts in May via the North Ridge. The first by Mallory, Morshead, Norton and Somervell is without oxygen and reaches 26,985ft. The second by Geoffrey Bruce and Finch reaches 27,300ft and sets a new altitude record. Captain Noel toured the world with this film, and whereever he went the picture was received enthusiastically. It was the first film of an Everest expedition, and the earliest documentary filmed in Tibet.

    Climbing locations

    Availability

    Watch Free
  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    A l'assaut de l'himalaya

    Jean-Jacques Languepin (1951)

    In 1951, the 3rd French expedition to the Himalayas sets out to conquer the Nanda Devi (7,800m). The attempt to traverse the ridge between the main summit and Nanda Devi East resulted in the death of two members of the expedition. Team leader Roger Duplat and Gilbert Vignes disappeared on the ridge somewhere below the main summit. Tenzing Norgay was in a support team on this expedition; he and Louis Dubost climbed Nanda Devi East to look for the missing pair. Some years later Tenzing was asked what was the most difficult climb he ever did, expecting him to say Mount Everest; he surprised his interlocutors by saying Nanda Devi East. Filmed in Gevacolor.

    France / 55 min

    A l'assaut de l'himalaya

    Jean-Jacques Languepin

    • 1951
    • France
    • 55 min
    In 1951, the 3rd French expedition to the Himalayas sets out to conquer the Nanda Devi (7,800m). The attempt to traverse the ridge between the main summit and Nanda Devi East resulted in the death of two members of the expedition. Team leader Roger Duplat and Gilbert Vignes disappeared on the ridge somewhere below the main summit. Tenzing Norgay was in a support team on this expedition; he and Louis Dubost climbed Nanda Devi East to look for the missing pair. Some years later Tenzing was asked what was the most difficult climb he ever did, expecting him to say Mount Everest; he surprised his interlocutors by saying Nanda Devi East. Filmed in Gevacolor.

    Climbing locations

    Availability

    Watch Free
  • Docudrama / Recreation

    Le Cervin

    Jerzy Surdel (1986)

    Recreation of the first ascent of the Matterhorn on 14 July 1865. Four of the seven men led by the Englishman Edward Whymper lost their lives in the attempt, and the story of Zermatt and the tragedy on the Matterhorn was soon on everyone’s lips. The rope connecting Edward Whymper and local guides Peter Taugwalder and his son to the rest of the unfortunate rope group, broke during the descent.

    France, Germany, Switzerland / 60 min

    Le Cervin

    Jerzy Surdel

    • 1986
    • France, Germany, Switzerland
    • 60 min
    Recreation of the first ascent of the Matterhorn on 14 July 1865. Four of the seven men led by the Englishman Edward Whymper lost their lives in the attempt, and the story of Zermatt and the tragedy on the Matterhorn was soon on everyone’s lips. The rope connecting Edward Whymper and local guides Peter Taugwalder and his son to the rest of the unfortunate rope group, broke during the descent.

    Climbing locations

    Availability

    Watch Free
  • Drama / Adventure

    Trois vies et une corde

    Henri Storck (1933)

    The idea is a simple one: three alpinists climb in the Mont Blanc Massif. This situation brings one face to face with the dangers of the mountain: avalanches, crevasses, fog, the climbing of the rocks, roping up, etc. All of this is magnified, transcended by a remarkable and strong use of the language of cinema. One of the first films about high mountains with Roger Frison-Roche and magnificent music by Maurice Jaubert.

    Belgium / 33 min

    Trois vies et une corde

    Henri Storck

    • 1933
    • Belgium
    • 33 min
    The idea is a simple one: three alpinists climb in the Mont Blanc Massif. This situation brings one face to face with the dangers of the mountain: avalanches, crevasses, fog, the climbing of the rocks, roping up, etc. All of this is magnified, transcended by a remarkable and strong use of the language of cinema. One of the first films about high mountains with Roger Frison-Roche and magnificent music by Maurice Jaubert.

    Climbing locations

    Availability

    Watch Free Video on Demand
  • Drama / Adventure

    Les belles vacances

    René Vernadet (1960)

    Two young Parisians, unexperienced alpinists, go off to climb the Alps in Chamonix. On a glacier, a difficult passage forces them to abandon their backpacks and some of their equipment. Soon an insurmountable rock wall, forces them to turn back but they can't rappel because they don't have the necessary equipment. They will have to spend the night on the wall hopping to be rescued the day after. Institutional film of the 60s to discover mountaineering and its dangers in the Chamonix Alps.

    France / 20 min

    Les belles vacances

    René Vernadet, Guido Magnone

    • 1960
    • France
    • 20 min
    Two young Parisians, unexperienced alpinists, go off to climb the Alps in Chamonix. On a glacier, a difficult passage forces them to abandon their backpacks and some of their equipment. Soon an insurmountable rock wall, forces them to turn back but they can't rappel because they don't have the necessary equipment. They will have to spend the night on the wall hopping to be rescued the day after. Institutional film of the 60s to discover mountaineering and its dangers in the Chamonix Alps.

    Climbing locations

    Availability

    Watch Free
  • Drama / Adventure

    La Maison Bourgenew

    Claude Andrieux (1990)

    A climber descends an Himalaya peak. He is alone and exhausted. His friend and cimbing companion, Smith, has just died. His ice-axe broke, a Bourgenew ice-axe. The climber tries to reach the rest of the expedition to announce the whole world that his friend died through the fault of the Bourgenew firm. The firm will go bankrupt and Smith will be reveanged! At least this is what he imagines. But the descent is so long... and when one is alone and tired, the night is long and you have to fight against eternal sleep. Death at high altitude often comes suddenly and is like a strange comedy.

    France / 15 min

    La Maison Bourgenew

    Claude Andrieux

    • 1990
    • France
    • 15 min
    A climber descends an Himalaya peak. He is alone and exhausted. His friend and cimbing companion, Smith, has just died. His ice-axe broke, a Bourgenew ice-axe. The climber tries to reach the rest of the expedition to announce the whole world that his friend died through the fault of the Bourgenew firm. The firm will go bankrupt and Smith will be reveanged! At least this is what he imagines. But the descent is so long... and when one is alone and tired, the night is long and you have to fight against eternal sleep. Death at high altitude often comes suddenly and is like a strange comedy.

    Availability

    Watch Free
  • Drama / Fantasy

    The guardian angel

    John Middendorf (2007)

    A story of a rock climber who quits his dead-end job, and discovers the magic of climbing. Based on the miraculous story of Yabo on Short Circuit in Yosemite. Starring Timmy O'Neill. Directed, filmed and produced by John Middendorf.

    USA / 11 min

    The guardian angel

    John Middendorf

    • 2007
    • USA
    • 11 min
    A story of a rock climber who quits his dead-end job, and discovers the magic of climbing. Based on the miraculous story of Yabo on Short Circuit in Yosemite. Starring Timmy O'Neill. Directed, filmed and produced by John Middendorf.

    Climbing locations

    Availability

    Watch Free
  • Drama / Comedy

    Touching the stairs

    James Alexander (2008)

    This film shows one of the last alpine challenges. The climbers want to conquer an up to now un-climbed staircase in a totally normal office building. The highest level is an absolutely unspectacular goal – nonetheless the alpinists take the challenge very seriously. The ascent is painfull and tough but the climbers work round to the highest level constantly from one landing to the next. A parody of all the alpine documentaries of this world with true english humor.

    UK / 4 min

    Touching the stairs

    James Alexander

    • 2008
    • UK
    • 4 min
    This film shows one of the last alpine challenges. The climbers want to conquer an up to now un-climbed staircase in a totally normal office building. The highest level is an absolutely unspectacular goal – nonetheless the alpinists take the challenge very seriously. The ascent is painfull and tough but the climbers work round to the highest level constantly from one landing to the next. A parody of all the alpine documentaries of this world with true english humor.

    Availability

    Watch Free
  • Drama / Thriller

    De un hilo

    Juan Carlos Romera (2005)

    The only way to truly feel your life is by risking it. This incredibly thrilling short film features a determined climber in the Spanish Sierra Nevada, with an ironic twist that can only be called heaven-sent. Story based on an anonymous Sufi tale of oral tradition.

    Spain / 9 min

    De un hilo

    Juan Carlos Romera

    • 2005
    • Spain
    • 9 min
    The only way to truly feel your life is by risking it. This incredibly thrilling short film features a determined climber in the Spanish Sierra Nevada, with an ironic twist that can only be called heaven-sent. Story based on an anonymous Sufi tale of oral tradition.

    Availability

    Watch Free

Cookies

MNTNFILM uses cookies in order to provide you a better experience for your navigation. By using this website, and unless you have disabled them on the browser, you consent to the use of cookies on your device as described in our Cookie Policy.