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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    The Sky Piercer

    Jase Hancox (2018)

    World Champion athletes Xavier De le Rue, Nadine Wallner, and local Sam Smoothy take on the exposed, technical terrain of Aoraki (Mount Cook), New Zealand’s highest mountain. For New Zealand freeskier Sam Smoothy, the driving force behind the Aoraki adventure is not only part of New Zealand folklore, but it also part of his family’s folklore. Both his parents climbed the mountain in the 1970s and he’d heard plenty of stories while growing up. Climbing and skiing Aoraki was something he’d always wanted to do.

    Germany, Switzerland / 44 min

    The Sky Piercer

    Jase Hancox

    • 2018
    • Germany, Switzerland
    • 44 min
    World Champion athletes Xavier De le Rue, Nadine Wallner, and local Sam Smoothy take on the exposed, technical terrain of Aoraki (Mount Cook), New Zealand’s highest mountain. For New Zealand freeskier Sam Smoothy, the driving force behind the Aoraki adventure is not only part of New Zealand folklore, but it also part of his family’s folklore. Both his parents climbed the mountain in the 1970s and he’d heard plenty of stories while growing up. Climbing and skiing Aoraki was something he’d always wanted to do.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Equal Footing

    Dan Holz (2016)

    While climbing in Wyoming's remote Wind River Range, Kim Havell and Julia Heemstra discuss the realities of being female climbers in what is traditionally a male-dominated sport. Wyoming’s remote and vast wilderness provides them the perfect canvas to redefine the preconception of the feminine. Isolated and exposed, their presence breathes life into this bleak yet breathtaking landscape as they navigate sheer granite walls and explore the fabric of experience. A film by Dan Holz produced for Osprey.

    USA / 8 min

    Equal Footing

    Dan Holz

    • 2016
    • USA
    • 8 min
    While climbing in Wyoming's remote Wind River Range, Kim Havell and Julia Heemstra discuss the realities of being female climbers in what is traditionally a male-dominated sport. Wyoming’s remote and vast wilderness provides them the perfect canvas to redefine the preconception of the feminine. Isolated and exposed, their presence breathes life into this bleak yet breathtaking landscape as they navigate sheer granite walls and explore the fabric of experience. A film by Dan Holz produced for Osprey.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Wild Owyhee

    Dan Holz (2017)

    In the heart of the west lives a vast, untouched and priceless gem. The Owyhee, a wild place where those who visit leave with something more than they arrived with - whether a connection to a simpler time, youthful memories reignited, or a source of hope and strength. It has been here as long as time, raw and perfect, but its uncertain future now lies in our hands. A film by Dan Holz produced for Osprey.

    USA / 14 min

    Wild Owyhee

    Dan Holz

    • 2017
    • USA
    • 14 min
    In the heart of the west lives a vast, untouched and priceless gem. The Owyhee, a wild place where those who visit leave with something more than they arrived with - whether a connection to a simpler time, youthful memories reignited, or a source of hope and strength. It has been here as long as time, raw and perfect, but its uncertain future now lies in our hands. A film by Dan Holz produced for Osprey.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    The Mentor

    Paul Lebel (2019)

    Professional climber Marcus Garcia travels from his home in southwest Colorado's San Juan Mountains to the limestone cliffs and spires of El Potrero Chico in northern Mexico to revisit his mentor's final climb. In an emotional and powerful act of closure, he reflects on the accident that took him a decade to talk about - and climbs the route that took his mentor's life.

    USA / 12 min

    The Mentor

    Paul Lebel, Dan Holz

    • 2019
    • USA
    • 12 min
    Professional climber Marcus Garcia travels from his home in southwest Colorado's San Juan Mountains to the limestone cliffs and spires of El Potrero Chico in northern Mexico to revisit his mentor's final climb. In an emotional and powerful act of closure, he reflects on the accident that took him a decade to talk about - and climbs the route that took his mentor's life.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Deep water

    Jon Glassberg (2019)

    Deep Water is a captivating exploration of fear, mentorship, and deep water soloing in panoramic Ha Long Bay, Vietnam with psicobloc pioneer Tim Emmett and competition climber Kyra Condie. Watch as Kyra learns from the master, tackles the fear of climbing high above the water, and then succeeds on one of the hardest deep water solos in Vietnam, The 'Lightning Crack' graded 5.13. A Louder Than Eleven short documentary by Jon Glassberg.

    USA / 18 min

    Deep water

    Jon Glassberg

    • 2019
    • USA
    • 18 min
    Deep Water is a captivating exploration of fear, mentorship, and deep water soloing in panoramic Ha Long Bay, Vietnam with psicobloc pioneer Tim Emmett and competition climber Kyra Condie. Watch as Kyra learns from the master, tackles the fear of climbing high above the water, and then succeeds on one of the hardest deep water solos in Vietnam, The 'Lightning Crack' graded 5.13. A Louder Than Eleven short documentary by Jon Glassberg.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    On the Verge

    Robin Munshaw (2019)

    In the mountains behind the sleepy coastal town of Powell River, BC, a small group of rock climbers has spent decades quietly pioneering routes on some of the largest granite walls in Canada. As the last stands of old-growth trees harbored in these valleys come under threat of logging, the climbing community faces the uncertain future of a place that has come to define their lives and legacies. Confronted with the decision to fight for these last ancient trees and potentially lose access or look away as the valley is stripped for timber, On The Verge is a snapshot of outdoor culture in British Columbia. 

    Canada / 41 min

    On the Verge

    Robin Munshaw

    • 2019
    • Canada
    • 41 min
    In the mountains behind the sleepy coastal town of Powell River, BC, a small group of rock climbers has spent decades quietly pioneering routes on some of the largest granite walls in Canada. As the last stands of old-growth trees harbored in these valleys come under threat of logging, the climbing community faces the uncertain future of a place that has come to define their lives and legacies. Confronted with the decision to fight for these last ancient trees and potentially lose access or look away as the valley is stripped for timber, On The Verge is a snapshot of outdoor culture in British Columbia. 

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  • Drama / Biographical

    Non avere paura

    Andrea Porporati (2014)

    A true story about an unlikely friendship between a ski instructor named Lino Zani and Pope John Paul II who met in 1981, during Wojtyła's stay at Lino's family ski lodge. Years later, with the help of Pope John Paul II's spiritual guidance, Lino is inspired to achieve his dreams by climbing Mount Everest. The film is based on the book 'Era santo, era huomo' (The Secret Life of John Paul II), written in 2012 by Lino Zani and Marilu Simoneschi. Another mountaineering feat achieved by Zaini was the first ski descent from Cho Oyu in 1988 together with Flavio Spazzadeschi.

    Italy / 98 min

    Non avere paura

    Andrea Porporati

    • 2014
    • Italy
    • 98 min
    A true story about an unlikely friendship between a ski instructor named Lino Zani and Pope John Paul II who met in 1981, during Wojtyła's stay at Lino's family ski lodge. Years later, with the help of Pope John Paul II's spiritual guidance, Lino is inspired to achieve his dreams by climbing Mount Everest. The film is based on the book 'Era santo, era huomo' (The Secret Life of John Paul II), written in 2012 by Lino Zani and Marilu Simoneschi. Another mountaineering feat achieved by Zaini was the first ski descent from Cho Oyu in 1988 together with Flavio Spazzadeschi.

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    Cerro Kishtwar - An Ice Cold Story

    Julian Zanker (2018)

    The Kashmir mountains were barred to foreign alpinists for several years. The ban was lifted early in 2010 and Stephan Siegrist, Denis Burdet, and David Lama made the first expedition into the region the following year to climb Cerro Kishtwar alpine style. They reached the summit via the north-west side. Siegrist had spotted a new line on the face, however, and returned in 2017 with Huber and Zanker, but the difficulties were harder than expected and they encountered difficult technical climbing.

    Germany / 29 min

    Cerro Kishtwar - An Ice Cold Story

    Julian Zanker

    • 2018
    • Germany
    • 29 min
    The Kashmir mountains were barred to foreign alpinists for several years. The ban was lifted early in 2010 and Stephan Siegrist, Denis Burdet, and David Lama made the first expedition into the region the following year to climb Cerro Kishtwar alpine style. They reached the summit via the north-west side. Siegrist had spotted a new line on the face, however, and returned in 2017 with Huber and Zanker, but the difficulties were harder than expected and they encountered difficult technical climbing.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    K2 - Beyond the Comfort Zone

    Nils Krebs (2018)

    'The impossible only exists until we find a way to make it possible.' Mike Horn is one of the most respected adventurers in the world. Together with his climbing partners, Fred Roux and Köbi Reichen, he travels through 13 countries in an attempt to get on top of the most difficult mountain in the world. Immersing into different cultures and breathtaking landscapes, the three explorers get closer to their dream of climbing K2.

    Germany, UK / 95 min

    K2 - Beyond the Comfort Zone

    Nils Krebs

    • 2018
    • Germany, UK
    • 95 min
    'The impossible only exists until we find a way to make it possible.' Mike Horn is one of the most respected adventurers in the world. Together with his climbing partners, Fred Roux and Köbi Reichen, he travels through 13 countries in an attempt to get on top of the most difficult mountain in the world. Immersing into different cultures and breathtaking landscapes, the three explorers get closer to their dream of climbing K2.

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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 / 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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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    1 Mountain

    David Reichert (2011)

    Hunter Wood has quietly become one of the best big-mountain skiers in the world, but one of North America's most dangerous peaks has towered over everything he has done - the Grand. Now in his mid-thirties, with dead-end jobs and a disappointed father, he feels pressure to leave the mountains to 'make some money'. But, before Hunter can move on, he needs to test his abilities on the Grand. After witnessing two friends narrowly escape death - one is caught in an avalanche and the other falls into a crevasse - he nearly abandons his attempt. But the pull of the mountains is strong. Will Hunter be able to ski the Grand? And if he succeeds, will he be able to leave his beloved mountains?

    USA / 71 min

    1 Mountain

    David Reichert

    • 2011
    • USA
    • 71 min
    Hunter Wood has quietly become one of the best big-mountain skiers in the world, but one of North America's most dangerous peaks has towered over everything he has done - the Grand. Now in his mid-thirties, with dead-end jobs and a disappointed father, he feels pressure to leave the mountains to 'make some money'. But, before Hunter can move on, he needs to test his abilities on the Grand. After witnessing two friends narrowly escape death - one is caught in an avalanche and the other falls into a crevasse - he nearly abandons his attempt. But the pull of the mountains is strong. Will Hunter be able to ski the Grand? And if he succeeds, will he be able to leave his beloved mountains?

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