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    The Bat DVD

    The Bat

    Jim Curran (1978)

    This award winning film tells the story of an epic first ascent by Robin Smith and Dougal Haston on Ben Nevis in 1959. The film is a re-enactment shot in a memorable week in 1978, when Rab Carrington played the part of Robin Smith and Brian Hall played Dougal Haston; Paul Nunn was safety officer. A cult classic based on Smith's famous tale 'The Bat & The Wicked' and interwoven with extracts from Hastons's autobiography 'In High Places', the narration gives a rare insight into the competitive world of extreme rock climbing. The Bat is an evocative tribute to two of Scotland's greatest climbers.

    UK / 28 min

    The Bat

    Jim Curran, Tony Riley

    • 1978
    • UK
    • 28 min
    This award winning film tells the story of an epic first ascent by Robin Smith and Dougal Haston on Ben Nevis in 1959. The film is a re-enactment shot in a memorable week in 1978, when Rab Carrington played the part of Robin Smith and Brian Hall played Dougal Haston; Paul Nunn was safety officer. A cult classic based on Smith's famous tale 'The Bat & The Wicked' and interwoven with extracts from Hastons's autobiography 'In High Places', the narration gives a rare insight into the competitive world of extreme rock climbing. The Bat is an evocative tribute to two of Scotland's greatest climbers.

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    Edwin - A dream of White Horses

    Edwin - A dream of White Horses

    Paul Diffley (2019)

    A celebration of one of the UK's most impactful climbers: Edwin Drummond. We pay tribute to his life with a look at the historic first ascent of what's now considered to be one of the world's greatest trad multi-pitches 'A Dream Of White Horses'. Located on the spectacular cliffs of Gogarth this ascent was made by Ed Drummond and Dave Pearce in 1968. We bring the ascent to life through reenactment with James Mchaffie and Lex Pearce(Dave's son) accompanied by Ed's poetry which was as big a part of Ed's life as climbing. The two blend together beautifully in this atmospheric tribute to a man who changed the climbing scene forever.

    UK / 8 min

    Edwin - A dream of White Horses

    Paul Diffley

    • 2019
    • UK
    • 8 min
    A celebration of one of the UK's most impactful climbers: Edwin Drummond. We pay tribute to his life with a look at the historic first ascent of what's now considered to be one of the world's greatest trad multi-pitches 'A Dream Of White Horses'. Located on the spectacular cliffs of Gogarth this ascent was made by Ed Drummond and Dave Pearce in 1968. We bring the ascent to life through reenactment with James Mchaffie and Lex Pearce(Dave's son) accompanied by Ed's poetry which was as big a part of Ed's life as climbing. The two blend together beautifully in this atmospheric tribute to a man who changed the climbing scene forever.

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    You saved my life

    You saved my life

    Stuart Goodman (2009)

    You Saved My Life follows the stories of people who have been rescued in an emergency and reunited with their rescuers. On of the stories in the documentary is Paul Pritchard's rescue from Totem Pole after being hit by a large boulder when he was climbing the a slender sea stackin the coast of Tasmania. He was left suffering from hemiplegia, a condition that robbed him of feeling and movement in his right side and which caused his speech and memory to suffer.

    Australia / 30 min

    You saved my life

    Stuart Goodman, Damien Comerford

    • 2009
    • Australia
    • 30 min
    You Saved My Life follows the stories of people who have been rescued in an emergency and reunited with their rescuers. On of the stories in the documentary is Paul Pritchard's rescue from Totem Pole after being hit by a large boulder when he was climbing the a slender sea stackin the coast of Tasmania. He was left suffering from hemiplegia, a condition that robbed him of feeling and movement in his right side and which caused his speech and memory to suffer.

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    Anatomia di una Scalata

    Anatomia di una Scalata

    Giancarlo Bregani (1967)

    This film is dedicated to Angelo Vanelli, Giancarlo Bregani's great friend and climbing partner, and to another mountaineer, Sergio Ferrario di Legnano. The film, which sees as actors/players two mountaineers friends of Giancarlo, analyzes in every part the gestures and meanings of climbing, the relationship with the mountains, hence the title 'Anatomy of a climb'. There are therefore all the moments: the choice of the mountain, the route, the study of the line, the approach, the climb, the flight (simulated), the bivouac on the wall, the summit, the descent, the indissoluble relationship with the climbing partner, the only and personal relationship with the mountain, the very gesture of climbing.

    Italy / 30 min

    Anatomia di una Scalata

    Giancarlo Bregani

    • 1967
    • Italy
    • 30 min
    This film is dedicated to Angelo Vanelli, Giancarlo Bregani's great friend and climbing partner, and to another mountaineer, Sergio Ferrario di Legnano. The film, which sees as actors/players two mountaineers friends of Giancarlo, analyzes in every part the gestures and meanings of climbing, the relationship with the mountains, hence the title 'Anatomy of a climb'. There are therefore all the moments: the choice of the mountain, the route, the study of the line, the approach, the climb, the flight (simulated), the bivouac on the wall, the summit, the descent, the indissoluble relationship with the climbing partner, the only and personal relationship with the mountain, the very gesture of climbing.
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    La Pertze

    Giorgio Squarzino (1991)

    A historical reconstruction of the first ascent of Père Eternel, a monolith in the Mont Blanc range, judged by the famous guides in those days as inaccessible. August 7, 1927: Four porters from Courmayeur complete the first ascent of the Pére Eternel, a granite obelisk, at 3,224 m asl, between the glaciers of Entréves and Brenva, in the Mont Blanc massif. An undertaking considered impossible by the greatest guides of Courmayeur, carried out instead by Artur and Oswald Ottoz, Albin Pennard and Laurent Grivel, young bearers who have devised a 'trick' to overcome the key passage of the climb. Without knowing it, they inaugurated a new climbing technique: artificial climbing. The historical reconstruction of the climb was made by 4 guides from Courmayeur on the basis of the testimonies of Edouard Pennard, son of Albin, and Franis Thomasset, the first to repeat the route in 1932.

    Italy / 25 min

    La Pertze

    Giorgio Squarzino

    • 1991
    • Italy
    • 25 min
    A historical reconstruction of the first ascent of Père Eternel, a monolith in the Mont Blanc range, judged by the famous guides in those days as inaccessible. August 7, 1927: Four porters from Courmayeur complete the first ascent of the Pére Eternel, a granite obelisk, at 3,224 m asl, between the glaciers of Entréves and Brenva, in the Mont Blanc massif. An undertaking considered impossible by the greatest guides of Courmayeur, carried out instead by Artur and Oswald Ottoz, Albin Pennard and Laurent Grivel, young bearers who have devised a 'trick' to overcome the key passage of the climb. Without knowing it, they inaugurated a new climbing technique: artificial climbing. The historical reconstruction of the climb was made by 4 guides from Courmayeur on the basis of the testimonies of Edouard Pennard, son of Albin, and Franis Thomasset, the first to repeat the route in 1932.

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    Odvrátená tvár Vianoc tatranských

    Odvrátená tvár Vianoc tatranských

    Juraj Weincziller (1992)

    Odvrátená tvár Vianoc tatranských is a docudrama about alpinism that takes place in Vysoká. It was directed by Juraj Weincziller in 1992. It features Július Vašek.

    Czechoslovakia / 55 min

    Odvrátená tvár Vianoc tatranských

    Odvrátená tvár Vianoc tatranských

    Juraj Weincziller

    • 1992
    • Czechoslovakia
    • 55 min
    Odvrátená tvár Vianoc tatranských is a docudrama about alpinism that takes place in Vysoká. It was directed by Juraj Weincziller in 1992. It features Július Vašek.

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    La conquête de la Meije

    La conquête de la Meije

    Denis Ducroz (1986)

    La conquête de la Meije is a docudrama about alpinism that takes place in La Meije. It was directed by Denis Ducroz in 1986 and produced by RTS. It is a part of the series Les ascensions célèbres. It features Michel Turc, Éric Leninger, Christophe Ponsart and Gilles Delannoy.

    Switzerland, Germany, France / 49 min

    La conquête de la Meije

    Denis Ducroz

    • 1986
    • Switzerland, Germany, France
    • 49 min
    La conquête de la Meije is a docudrama about alpinism that takes place in La Meije. It was directed by Denis Ducroz in 1986 and produced by RTS. It is a part of the series Les ascensions célèbres. It features Michel Turc, Éric Leninger, Christophe Ponsart and Gilles Delannoy.

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    Toujours prêt - Guides de montagne

    Toujours prêt - Guides de montagne

    Jean-Jacques Delafosse (1942)

    In an alpine ascent with two customers, a mountain guide hears a distress call from another roped party. After guiding the couple he accompanies to the shelter, the guide helps the two careless. The impressive rescue is done on the side of the wall, after the passage of a bridge installed between two needles. Once the rescue is done, the initial climb can then resume its course.

    France / 25 min

    Toujours prêt - Guides de montagne

    Toujours prêt - Guides de montagne

    Jean-Jacques Delafosse

    • 1942
    • France
    • 25 min
    In an alpine ascent with two customers, a mountain guide hears a distress call from another roped party. After guiding the couple he accompanies to the shelter, the guide helps the two careless. The impressive rescue is done on the side of the wall, after the passage of a bridge installed between two needles. Once the rescue is done, the initial climb can then resume its course.

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    Alerte en montagne

    Hélène Dassonville (1959)

    The recreation of a mountain rescue on a vertical rock face in the Mont Blanc Massif. From the Couvercle Hutt, an accident is reported to the rescue service in Chamonix. Immediately a rescue team is organized. A Civil Protection helicopter sees the two climbers in difficulty and injured. After a night spent in the Couvercle shelter, rescuers, heavily loaded, go to the scene of the accident. They must climb to the top and then descend to the height of the climbers. A man rappels and returns the most seriously injured on his back. The descent is difficult. A cable car must be improvised to transport the injured man to the glacier.

    France / 17 min

    Alerte en montagne

    Hélène Dassonville

    • 1959
    • France
    • 17 min
    The recreation of a mountain rescue on a vertical rock face in the Mont Blanc Massif. From the Couvercle Hutt, an accident is reported to the rescue service in Chamonix. Immediately a rescue team is organized. A Civil Protection helicopter sees the two climbers in difficulty and injured. After a night spent in the Couvercle shelter, rescuers, heavily loaded, go to the scene of the accident. They must climb to the top and then descend to the height of the climbers. A man rappels and returns the most seriously injured on his back. The descent is difficult. A cable car must be improvised to transport the injured man to the glacier.

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    Zwei Wege, ein Gipfel! DVD

    Zwei Wege, ein Gipfel!

    Luis Trenker (1961)

    Two experienced climbers and a beginner and a guide on the way to the same summit: Günter Johne and Winfried Ender, climb a rock face in the Rosengarten group by its steep north face, and a mountain guide and a beginner climber (Luis Trenker and his niece) climb by an easier route while they follow the progression of the other two on the hanging wall. This exciting climbing was filmed by the famous mountain filmmaker Lothar Brandler.

    Germany / 25 min

    Zwei Wege, ein Gipfel!

    Luis Trenker

    • 1961
    • Germany
    • 25 min
    Two experienced climbers and a beginner and a guide on the way to the same summit: Günter Johne and Winfried Ender, climb a rock face in the Rosengarten group by its steep north face, and a mountain guide and a beginner climber (Luis Trenker and his niece) climb by an easier route while they follow the progression of the other two on the hanging wall. This exciting climbing was filmed by the famous mountain filmmaker Lothar Brandler.

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    S.O.S. Zinnen-Nordwand DVD

    S.O.S. Zinnen-Nordwand

    Luis Trenker (1954)

    Two mountaineers are having difficulties in the north face of the Cima Grande di Lavaredo, in the Dolomites: one of them has been injured by a rock fall and can't continue ascending or face the descent. A young woman discovers the help signals and notifies the mountain rescue service. Three experienced mountain guides climb into the wall to reach the help seekers. The plan is to bring the climbers the top of the mountain to make the descent by the much easier south face.

    Germany / 11 min

    S.O.S. Zinnen-Nordwand

    Luis Trenker

    • 1954
    • Germany
    • 11 min
    Two mountaineers are having difficulties in the north face of the Cima Grande di Lavaredo, in the Dolomites: one of them has been injured by a rock fall and can't continue ascending or face the descent. A young woman discovers the help signals and notifies the mountain rescue service. Three experienced mountain guides climb into the wall to reach the help seekers. The plan is to bring the climbers the top of the mountain to make the descent by the much easier south face.

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    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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