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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Live. Climb. Repeat.

    Nelson Carayannis (2019)

    Nalle Hukkatiaval is driven by first ascents. For him, the moment of actually climbing a boulder problem is secondary —a mere 10%— compared to the hard work of actually unearthing the line. But just because you have the vision of how a sequence should unfold doesn’t guarantee that you can do the moves. Is it too hard? Does it even go? This film documents Nalle’s battle with one of America’s hardest boulder problems: Sleepwalker V16 (8C+), in Black Velvet Canyon (Nevada), a project he could not complete in 2018 when he started it, and since then, only ascended by Jimmy Webb and Daniel Woods.

    USA / 14 min

    Live. Climb. Repeat.

    Nelson Carayannis

    • 2019
    • USA
    • 14 min
    Nalle Hukkatiaval is driven by first ascents. For him, the moment of actually climbing a boulder problem is secondary —a mere 10%— compared to the hard work of actually unearthing the line. But just because you have the vision of how a sequence should unfold doesn’t guarantee that you can do the moves. Is it too hard? Does it even go? This film documents Nalle’s battle with one of America’s hardest boulder problems: Sleepwalker V16 (8C+), in Black Velvet Canyon (Nevada), a project he could not complete in 2018 when he started it, and since then, only ascended by Jimmy Webb and Daniel Woods.

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    Lhotse

    Nicolas Kalisz (2019)

    On 30 September 2018 Hilaree Nelson and Jim Morrison completed the first integral ski descent of Lhotse (8516m). The Americans had traveled to the Himalaya in the post-monsoon season hoping that the couloir would be covered in snow and, as they were on their own, their expedition had to prepare the Icefall and the route on its own. Nelson and Morrison opted to use supplementary oxygen from 8300m onwards, ie from the base of the couloir, while they started skiing right from the summit and finished all the way down in Camp 2 at 6400 meters.

    USA / 23 min

    Lhotse

    Nicolas Kalisz, Dutch Simpson

    • 2019
    • USA
    • 23 min
    On 30 September 2018 Hilaree Nelson and Jim Morrison completed the first integral ski descent of Lhotse (8516m). The Americans had traveled to the Himalaya in the post-monsoon season hoping that the couloir would be covered in snow and, as they were on their own, their expedition had to prepare the Icefall and the route on its own. Nelson and Morrison opted to use supplementary oxygen from 8300m onwards, ie from the base of the couloir, while they started skiing right from the summit and finished all the way down in Camp 2 at 6400 meters.

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  • Documentary / Making Of

    Les habitants des Flammes de Pierre

    Gilbert Dassonville (1959)

    Making of the film 'Le pilier de la solitude', a film that recreates the historical ascent of the southwest pillar of the Drus (the Bonatti Pillar), in the Mont Blanc Massif, by Walter Bonatti in 1955. A 800 meters high vertical wall that Bonatti did solo over the course of six days with provisions for only three days. In the film, the notorious swiss alpinist Michel Vaucher plays the role of Bonatti. Unlike the film Le Pilier de la solitude, which was shot in black and white, the making of was shot in beautiful color.

    France / 23 min

    Les habitants des Flammes de Pierre

    Gilbert Dassonville

    • 1959
    • France
    • 23 min
    Making of the film 'Le pilier de la solitude', a film that recreates the historical ascent of the southwest pillar of the Drus (the Bonatti Pillar), in the Mont Blanc Massif, by Walter Bonatti in 1955. A 800 meters high vertical wall that Bonatti did solo over the course of six days with provisions for only three days. In the film, the notorious swiss alpinist Michel Vaucher plays the role of Bonatti. Unlike the film Le Pilier de la solitude, which was shot in black and white, the making of was shot in beautiful color.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    In the arena

    Taylor Zann (2015)

    Mountaineer Dave Hahn has stood on top of the world 15 times —more than any non-Sherpa climber. But after 30 years as a guide, attaining the summit of Everest is no longer the driving force behind Hahn’s adventures. He recalls President Teddy Roosevelt’s words that 'It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena … who strives valiantly … who at the best knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly…' Hahn understands that the heart of mountain climbing is about the journey, not the destination.

    USA / 6 min

    In the arena

    Taylor Zann

    • 2015
    • USA
    • 6 min
    Mountaineer Dave Hahn has stood on top of the world 15 times —more than any non-Sherpa climber. But after 30 years as a guide, attaining the summit of Everest is no longer the driving force behind Hahn’s adventures. He recalls President Teddy Roosevelt’s words that 'It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena … who strives valiantly … who at the best knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly…' Hahn understands that the heart of mountain climbing is about the journey, not the destination.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Humble pie

    Chris Alstrin (2015)

    Mayan Smith-Gobat, who holds the female speed record on the Nose, teams up with Niels Tietse to have their go at freeing 'Free Rider' on El Cap and The Regular Northwest Route of Half Dome within one day’s push. As always with ambitious goals, success was uncertain. 5,000 vertical feet of technical climbing (more than 1.5km) can get the better of even the best of climbers. A Mind Frame Cinema film by Chris Alstrin.

    USA / 6 min

    Humble pie

    Chris Alstrin

    • 2015
    • USA
    • 6 min
    Mayan Smith-Gobat, who holds the female speed record on the Nose, teams up with Niels Tietse to have their go at freeing 'Free Rider' on El Cap and The Regular Northwest Route of Half Dome within one day’s push. As always with ambitious goals, success was uncertain. 5,000 vertical feet of technical climbing (more than 1.5km) can get the better of even the best of climbers. A Mind Frame Cinema film by Chris Alstrin.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Hold Fast

    Jim Aikman (2017)

    While making a summit attempt to an unclimbed peak in Nepal in 2016, Conrad Anker suffered a heart attack. With his climbing partner, David Lama, able to do little more than look on, Anker self-rescued from 20,000 feet. It marked the end of his long and storied career as a high-altitude mountaineer, but not his passion to climb. In Hold Fast, Anker returns to one of his favorite big wall climbs — El Cap, in Yosemite National Park. With him is Alex Wildman, an ardent amateur climber and close friend. The good news is that Wildman is a cardiac nurse. But he has never before climbed a big wall. And he has a serious health concern of his own.

    USA / 56 min

    Hold Fast

    Jim Aikman

    • 2017
    • USA
    • 56 min
    While making a summit attempt to an unclimbed peak in Nepal in 2016, Conrad Anker suffered a heart attack. With his climbing partner, David Lama, able to do little more than look on, Anker self-rescued from 20,000 feet. It marked the end of his long and storied career as a high-altitude mountaineer, but not his passion to climb. In Hold Fast, Anker returns to one of his favorite big wall climbs — El Cap, in Yosemite National Park. With him is Alex Wildman, an ardent amateur climber and close friend. The good news is that Wildman is a cardiac nurse. But he has never before climbed a big wall. And he has a serious health concern of his own.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Hip Hop gone wild

    Becca Droz (2018)

    Hip Hop Gone Wild is a cutting edge rap music video adventure film taking you on the journey of exposure, from the urban streets of freestyle circles to the vertical world of rock climbing. Made by women, featuring women, for everyone. A creative collaboration between Henna Taylor and Becca Droz featuring, among others, Becca and Jenny Abegg climbing the Moonlight Buttress. Both Hip Hop and the wild hold space for creative expression to be exercised liberally. Hip Hop is evolving, so is climbing and so are we.

    USA / 8 min

    Hip Hop gone wild

    Becca Droz, Henna Taylor

    • 2018
    • USA
    • 8 min
    Hip Hop Gone Wild is a cutting edge rap music video adventure film taking you on the journey of exposure, from the urban streets of freestyle circles to the vertical world of rock climbing. Made by women, featuring women, for everyone. A creative collaboration between Henna Taylor and Becca Droz featuring, among others, Becca and Jenny Abegg climbing the Moonlight Buttress. Both Hip Hop and the wild hold space for creative expression to be exercised liberally. Hip Hop is evolving, so is climbing and so are we.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Hay veces que los sueños caben en una maleta

    Javier Rodríguez (2018)

    Martha Muñoz and Matías Otero, climbers of the Petzl family, Osprey and La Sportiva México, intend to fulfill their projects of climbing world-class boulders, training hard and dealing with the successes and failures they encounter in this quest to do their dreams come true. A video by Javier Rodríguez produced by El Coche de los Chidos, and presented at the Reel Rock 13 premiere in Mexico.

    Mexico / 21 min

    Hay veces que los sueños caben en una maleta

    Javier Rodríguez

    • 2018
    • Mexico
    • 21 min
    Martha Muñoz and Matías Otero, climbers of the Petzl family, Osprey and La Sportiva México, intend to fulfill their projects of climbing world-class boulders, training hard and dealing with the successes and failures they encounter in this quest to do their dreams come true. A video by Javier Rodríguez produced by El Coche de los Chidos, and presented at the Reel Rock 13 premiere in Mexico.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Gutless wonder

    Dan Holz (2015)

    Ben Rueck tells us what it took to send Gutless Wonder, an impossibly steep 5.14b located in The Puoux of Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Rueck grew up in the rural country side of western Colorado. At age 17 he found his passion for climbing and shortly focused all of his energies on bouldering, putting up first ascent boulder problems ranging to V12. By age 25 he shifted his focus to ropes, climbing 5.13+ trad., 5.14 sport, and 5.13 big wall. A film by Dan Holz.

    USA / 5 min

    Gutless wonder

    Dan Holz

    • 2015
    • USA
    • 5 min
    Ben Rueck tells us what it took to send Gutless Wonder, an impossibly steep 5.14b located in The Puoux of Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Rueck grew up in the rural country side of western Colorado. At age 17 he found his passion for climbing and shortly focused all of his energies on bouldering, putting up first ascent boulder problems ranging to V12. By age 25 he shifted his focus to ropes, climbing 5.13+ trad., 5.14 sport, and 5.13 big wall. A film by Dan Holz.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Greenland - Ice Mountain

    Rosie Gloyns (2019)

    Episode of Expedition with Steve Backshall, a series in which the naturalist and explorer Steve Backshall takes us on a mission to visit parts of the world yet to be explored. The episode shows the second part of his arctic adventure. After kayaking the largest fjord in the world, Backshall attempts to summit an unclimbed mountain deep in Greenland’s Arctic wilderness. He faces many hazards - from rivers of freezing meltwater to quicksand and treacherous glacial ice. The Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the planet which means Greenland’s ice sheet, over two kilometers thick in places, is melting. The climb lets Steve and his team look over an ancient habitat living on borrowed time.

    UK / 49 min

    Greenland - Ice Mountain

    Rosie Gloyns

    • 2019
    • UK
    • 49 min
    Episode of Expedition with Steve Backshall, a series in which the naturalist and explorer Steve Backshall takes us on a mission to visit parts of the world yet to be explored. The episode shows the second part of his arctic adventure. After kayaking the largest fjord in the world, Backshall attempts to summit an unclimbed mountain deep in Greenland’s Arctic wilderness. He faces many hazards - from rivers of freezing meltwater to quicksand and treacherous glacial ice. The Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the planet which means Greenland’s ice sheet, over two kilometers thick in places, is melting. The climb lets Steve and his team look over an ancient habitat living on borrowed time.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Go Big

    (2018)

    In March 2018, Alex Honnold travels to Japan to sample the country's internationally unpublicized limestone sport climbing, with local and international climbing legend Yuji Hirayama to show him around. Honnold visits the bouldering and sport climbing areas of Gozen Iwa, Mizugaki, and Futagoyama. Honnold after his trip showed his admiration for Yuji, 'It’s been an amazing tour around a few different crags with the one and only Yuji Hirayama'. Hirayama, came to worldwide prominence as a competition climber; he was the World Cup champion in 2000. In the United States, though, he became famous as a granite crack climber and set a speed record on the Nose in 2008 climbing with Hans Florine.

    USA / 11 min

    Go Big


    • 2018
    • USA
    • 11 min
    In March 2018, Alex Honnold travels to Japan to sample the country's internationally unpublicized limestone sport climbing, with local and international climbing legend Yuji Hirayama to show him around. Honnold visits the bouldering and sport climbing areas of Gozen Iwa, Mizugaki, and Futagoyama. Honnold after his trip showed his admiration for Yuji, 'It’s been an amazing tour around a few different crags with the one and only Yuji Hirayama'. Hirayama, came to worldwide prominence as a competition climber; he was the World Cup champion in 2000. In the United States, though, he became famous as a granite crack climber and set a speed record on the Nose in 2008 climbing with Hans Florine.

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    Free South Africa!

    Sean Villanueva O'Driscoll (2009)

    In February 2009 the Belgian climbers Nicolas Favresse and Sean Villanueva and America’s Ben Ditto spent 13 days on the east face of the Central Tower of Paine in Patagonia tackling 'some of the most amazing free climbing we have ever encountered' while taking the first free ascent of the big wall established in 1974 by a South African team composed of Paul Fatti, Roger Fuggle, Art McGarr, Mervyn Prior, Mike Scott, and Richard Smithers.

    Belgium / 8 min

    Free South Africa!

    Sean Villanueva O'Driscoll

    • 2009
    • Belgium
    • 8 min
    In February 2009 the Belgian climbers Nicolas Favresse and Sean Villanueva and America’s Ben Ditto spent 13 days on the east face of the Central Tower of Paine in Patagonia tackling 'some of the most amazing free climbing we have ever encountered' while taking the first free ascent of the big wall established in 1974 by a South African team composed of Paul Fatti, Roger Fuggle, Art McGarr, Mervyn Prior, Mike Scott, and Richard Smithers.

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