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    Alpinist - Confession of a cameraman

    Alpinist - Confession of a cameraman

    Kim Minchul (2016)

    This is the story of some of Korea's most daring albeit little-known mountaineers, their impossible challenges driven by deceptive dreams, and the tragic results that a cameraman not only documented but also actively contributed to causing during four Himalayan expeditions, including the 2009 and 2013. The film was completed following his own death in the Himalayas, right after his first, and last, confession.

    South Korea / 90 min

    Alpinist - Confession of a cameraman

    Kim Minchul, Yim Il-jin

    • 2016
    • South Korea
    • 90 min
    This is the story of some of Korea's most daring albeit little-known mountaineers, their impossible challenges driven by deceptive dreams, and the tragic results that a cameraman not only documented but also actively contributed to causing during four Himalayan expeditions, including the 2009 and 2013. The film was completed following his own death in the Himalayas, right after his first, and last, confession.

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    Prohibido escalar

    Daniel Castillo Viguri (2015)

    'Prohibido escalar' (Forbidden to climb) raises the main questions that the climbing collective should ask. It is an invitation to reflection, dialogue and commitment as the only possible ways to preserve the heritage of climbing in Spain, where for different reasons it is increasingly being prohibited in more areas. A film by Daniel Castillo Viguri.

    Spain / 21 min

    Prohibido escalar

    Daniel Castillo Viguri

    • 2015
    • Spain
    • 21 min
    'Prohibido escalar' (Forbidden to climb) raises the main questions that the climbing collective should ask. It is an invitation to reflection, dialogue and commitment as the only possible ways to preserve the heritage of climbing in Spain, where for different reasons it is increasingly being prohibited in more areas. A film by Daniel Castillo Viguri.

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    Encordés Vod

    Encordés

    Frédéric Favre (2017)

    For a year and a half, filmmaker Frédéric Favre follows three ski mountaineers as they prepare for the Patrouille des Glaciers, a tough race through the Swiss Alps. Florence wants to race in memory of her father, but she is struggling to fit into his team. Guillaume is a seasoned competitor. He finds it difficult to reconcile family, work and passion. Antoine comes out of detoxification. By racing, he wants to prove to the world that he is not less than nothing. An intimate journey, an adventure that will transform them all.

    Switzerland / 106 min

    Encordés

    Frédéric Favre

    • 2017
    • Switzerland
    • 106 min
    For a year and a half, filmmaker Frédéric Favre follows three ski mountaineers as they prepare for the Patrouille des Glaciers, a tough race through the Swiss Alps. Florence wants to race in memory of her father, but she is struggling to fit into his team. Guillaume is a seasoned competitor. He finds it difficult to reconcile family, work and passion. Antoine comes out of detoxification. By racing, he wants to prove to the world that he is not less than nothing. An intimate journey, an adventure that will transform them all.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Stone Locals

    Cheyne Lempe (2020)

    Climbing has always been more than just a sport. It’s provided a way of life and a makeshift family to misfits who share a calling. As the sport grapples with its growing popularity, the people who anchor its core and community have more responsibility than ever. This film tells the stories of five of these anchors, the Stone Locals who keep the soul of climbing and nurture it as the sport evolves, and does it by following climbers from 5 different communities: Kathy Karlo, Daniel Pohl, Dario Ventura, The Keithley family, and Katsutaka “Jumbo” Yokoyama.

    USA / 72 min

    Stone Locals

    Cheyne Lempe, Mikey Schaefer

    • 2020
    • USA
    • 72 min
    Climbing has always been more than just a sport. It’s provided a way of life and a makeshift family to misfits who share a calling. As the sport grapples with its growing popularity, the people who anchor its core and community have more responsibility than ever. This film tells the stories of five of these anchors, the Stone Locals who keep the soul of climbing and nurture it as the sport evolves, and does it by following climbers from 5 different communities: Kathy Karlo, Daniel Pohl, Dario Ventura, The Keithley family, and Katsutaka “Jumbo” Yokoyama.

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    Pumori - Mendiaren Alaba

    Iban Gonzàles Pagaldai (2019)

    This documentary featuring Alex Txikón pays tribute to the young mountaineers from Gipuzkoa and Navarre who died during the 2001 Pumori expedition in the Himalayas, recounting in parallel the story of their expedition, and Alex Txikón's expedition in 2018. At the same time, the film follows the story of Suku Maya, a young Nepalese girl closely linked to the family of one of the boys who lost his life in the 2001 accident. A film produced by Baleuko with the collaboration of Alex Txikón and the Basque television.

    Spain / 59 min

    Pumori - Mendiaren Alaba

    Iban Gonzàles Pagaldai

    • 2019
    • Spain
    • 59 min
    This documentary featuring Alex Txikón pays tribute to the young mountaineers from Gipuzkoa and Navarre who died during the 2001 Pumori expedition in the Himalayas, recounting in parallel the story of their expedition, and Alex Txikón's expedition in 2018. At the same time, the film follows the story of Suku Maya, a young Nepalese girl closely linked to the family of one of the boys who lost his life in the 2001 accident. A film produced by Baleuko with the collaboration of Alex Txikón and the Basque television.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Sur les îles du ciel Vod

    Sur les îles du ciel

    Olivier Alexandre (2017)

    On the high peaks of the Alps, two researchers study the high altitude flora in the middle of the wall. Over the climbs, these flowers change their view of the mountain. Born of unexpected past migrations, these great travelers are today at the origin of new species. Sur Les Iles du Ciel tells the adventure of a first scientist in the heart of mythical mountains, a quest in search of the secrets of evolution.

    France / 52 min

    Sur les îles du ciel

    Olivier Alexandre

    • 2017
    • France
    • 52 min
    On the high peaks of the Alps, two researchers study the high altitude flora in the middle of the wall. Over the climbs, these flowers change their view of the mountain. Born of unexpected past migrations, these great travelers are today at the origin of new species. Sur Les Iles du Ciel tells the adventure of a first scientist in the heart of mythical mountains, a quest in search of the secrets of evolution.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Guides, un métier pas comme les autres

    Guillaume Lucazeau (2013)

    Guides, un métier pas comme les autres is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Mont Blanc Massif. It was directed by Guillaume Lucazeau in 2013 and produced by SNGM. It features Michel Serres, Alexis Mallon, Sara Berthelot, Isabelle Poly, Jacques Senly, Sebastien Cazorla and others.

    France / 15 min

    Guides, un métier pas comme les autres

    Guillaume Lucazeau

    • 2013
    • France
    • 15 min
    Guides, un métier pas comme les autres is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Mont Blanc Massif. It was directed by Guillaume Lucazeau in 2013 and produced by SNGM. It features Michel Serres, Alexis Mallon, Sara Berthelot, Isabelle Poly, Jacques Senly, Sebastien Cazorla and others.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Hoisted from hell Vod

    Hoisted from hell

    Andrew Parkin (2020)

    In this episode of 'Extreme rescues' three stories are presented: members of a helicopter crew try to rescue a mountain climber from a cliff; a crevasse opens up under a group of ski mountaineers; rescuers cope with stormy conditions to save a fisherman with an injured hand. Extreme rescues tells the stories of some of the most gripping, real-life rescue situations told for the first time. Each program of the series allows viewers to experience the story from the moment tragedy strikes, following every beat of the rescue operation as it unfolds. The actual footage is intercut with powerful interviews of the rescuers and the survivors.

    UK / 45 min

    Hoisted from hell

    Andrew Parkin, Jim Nally, Philip Stebbing

    • 2020
    • UK
    • 45 min
    In this episode of 'Extreme rescues' three stories are presented: members of a helicopter crew try to rescue a mountain climber from a cliff; a crevasse opens up under a group of ski mountaineers; rescuers cope with stormy conditions to save a fisherman with an injured hand. Extreme rescues tells the stories of some of the most gripping, real-life rescue situations told for the first time. Each program of the series allows viewers to experience the story from the moment tragedy strikes, following every beat of the rescue operation as it unfolds. The actual footage is intercut with powerful interviews of the rescuers and the survivors.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Miracle on Everest Vod

    Miracle on Everest

    Jennifer Peedom (2007)

    2006 was one of the deadliest Everest seasons on record. Experienced mountaineer Lincoln Hall was invited to join an expedition as a high-altitude cameraman. After reaching the summit, Hall experienced a lack of oxygen and eventually collapsed and was declared dead. His family was informed and the news hit headlines. The next morning, Lincoln was found alive by approaching climbers and his dramatic rescue began. Never before had a man been declared dead so high on Everest then and survived.

    Australia / 52 min

    Miracle on Everest

    Jennifer Peedom

    • 2007
    • Australia
    • 52 min
    2006 was one of the deadliest Everest seasons on record. Experienced mountaineer Lincoln Hall was invited to join an expedition as a high-altitude cameraman. After reaching the summit, Hall experienced a lack of oxygen and eventually collapsed and was declared dead. His family was informed and the news hit headlines. The next morning, Lincoln was found alive by approaching climbers and his dramatic rescue began. Never before had a man been declared dead so high on Everest then and survived.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    20/20 - Two decades of women leading climbing and skiing

    Zach Wolfson (2019)

    This short documentary looks back on female accomplishments in climbing and skiing from the past 20 years. With interviews from eight successful female mountaineers, climbers, and skiers, viewers receive insight into the struggles and highlights of being a woman among traditionally male-dominated mountain landscapes. A film by Zach Wolfson.

    USA / 15 min

    20/20 - Two decades of women leading climbing and skiing

    Zach Wolfson

    • 2019
    • USA
    • 15 min
    This short documentary looks back on female accomplishments in climbing and skiing from the past 20 years. With interviews from eight successful female mountaineers, climbers, and skiers, viewers receive insight into the struggles and highlights of being a woman among traditionally male-dominated mountain landscapes. A film by Zach Wolfson.

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    Maratona Bianca

    Maratona Bianca

    Mario Craveri (1935)

    Vintage images that show one of the first editions of the Trofeo Mezzalama, an ancient Italian high altitude ski mountaineering competition in upper Valtournenche and Ayas valleys, in Aosta Valley. Last hours of feverish preparations before the start, tied in a roped party, the teams prepare for the race. The film is the chronicle of the stages of the competition following the groups of skiers with the camera even from the plane.

    Italy / 24 min

    Maratona Bianca

    Mario Craveri, Alessandro Previtera

    • 1935
    • Italy
    • 24 min
    Vintage images that show one of the first editions of the Trofeo Mezzalama, an ancient Italian high altitude ski mountaineering competition in upper Valtournenche and Ayas valleys, in Aosta Valley. Last hours of feverish preparations before the start, tied in a roped party, the teams prepare for the race. The film is the chronicle of the stages of the competition following the groups of skiers with the camera even from the plane.

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    Por qué escalamos

    Benjamín Soto (2015)

    Pursuing their dreams and passion, sometimes far into what some people would call insane, this short film tells the story of why these athletes do what they do, what is in rock-climbing that moves so many of them so deeply that is no longer only a sport, but a way of life. The film tries to respond to all this through the testimony of a group of Mexican climbers. An advertising-style film produced by Alta Vertical and Zenith Adventure Media.

    Mexico / 7 min

    Por qué escalamos

    Benjamín Soto, Cristóbal de Alba

    • 2015
    • Mexico
    • 7 min
    Pursuing their dreams and passion, sometimes far into what some people would call insane, this short film tells the story of why these athletes do what they do, what is in rock-climbing that moves so many of them so deeply that is no longer only a sport, but a way of life. The film tries to respond to all this through the testimony of a group of Mexican climbers. An advertising-style film produced by Alta Vertical and Zenith Adventure Media.

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