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    Everest - Man v Mountain Vod

    Everest - Man v Mountain

    Rupert Day (2006)

    In 1976 two British soldiers completed the first successful all military expedition to the summit of Everest. To celebrate this endeavor, the Army return 30 years later to conquer Everest once more. The plan: To tackle the peak via the treacherous 'West Ridge', a notoriously dangerous climb. Only 19 people have ever climbed this route, 21 have died trying and no Brits have ever made it. The documentary joins this team on the knife-edge ridge, facing temperatures 40 below and winds of 100mph. Can they succeed where so many have failed?

    UK / 125 min

    Everest - Man v Mountain

    Rupert Day

    • 2006
    • UK
    • 125 min
    In 1976 two British soldiers completed the first successful all military expedition to the summit of Everest. To celebrate this endeavor, the Army return 30 years later to conquer Everest once more. The plan: To tackle the peak via the treacherous 'West Ridge', a notoriously dangerous climb. Only 19 people have ever climbed this route, 21 have died trying and no Brits have ever made it. The documentary joins this team on the knife-edge ridge, facing temperatures 40 below and winds of 100mph. Can they succeed where so many have failed?

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    Everest unmasked Vod

    Everest unmasked

    Leo Dickinson (1978)

    Record of the first ascent of Everest made without the use of oxygen equipment, made in May 1978 by Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler. Could it be done? Would their blood vessels burst? Would they suffer brain damage leading to madness? Nobody was sure. Messner: 'I would never come here for trying Everest with oxygen. That is not a challenge for me.' A fascinating piece of history, well filmed by Leo Dickinson and Eric Jones (above the South Col Messner used a cine camera to continue the filming), featuring Messner and Habeler's thoughts. The film follows the usual sequence from Namche to Base Camp, through the Icefall, to Camps I, II and III. It also shows historical footage of the pioneering Mallory and Shipton expeditions.

    UK / 52 min

    Everest unmasked

    Leo Dickinson

    • 1978
    • UK
    • 52 min
    Record of the first ascent of Everest made without the use of oxygen equipment, made in May 1978 by Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler. Could it be done? Would their blood vessels burst? Would they suffer brain damage leading to madness? Nobody was sure. Messner: 'I would never come here for trying Everest with oxygen. That is not a challenge for me.' A fascinating piece of history, well filmed by Leo Dickinson and Eric Jones (above the South Col Messner used a cine camera to continue the filming), featuring Messner and Habeler's thoughts. The film follows the usual sequence from Namche to Base Camp, through the Icefall, to Camps I, II and III. It also shows historical footage of the pioneering Mallory and Shipton expeditions.

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    Asgard jamming Vod

    Asgard jamming

    Sean Villanueva O'Driscoll (2009)

    This original, light-hearted film follows a skilled team of five climbers on an expedition to climb the North-West face of the remote Mount Asgard on Baffin Island... 45 days, 0 nights, 600km on foot, 11 days on the wall, 4 men, 1 woman - this film follows Sean, Nicolas, Olivier, Steph and Silvia on a rock climbing expedition on Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic. Mentored by Freyr, the Viking god of weather and fertility, these 'warriors' ventured on a quest to enter the fortress of the gods (Asgard) without the magical rainbow bridge. Confronted with rock hard climbing on divine vertical granite; this is serious buiness...!

    Belgium / 55 min

    Asgard jamming

    Sean Villanueva O'Driscoll

    • 2009
    • Belgium
    • 55 min
    This original, light-hearted film follows a skilled team of five climbers on an expedition to climb the North-West face of the remote Mount Asgard on Baffin Island... 45 days, 0 nights, 600km on foot, 11 days on the wall, 4 men, 1 woman - this film follows Sean, Nicolas, Olivier, Steph and Silvia on a rock climbing expedition on Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic. Mentored by Freyr, the Viking god of weather and fertility, these 'warriors' ventured on a quest to enter the fortress of the gods (Asgard) without the magical rainbow bridge. Confronted with rock hard climbing on divine vertical granite; this is serious buiness...!

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    Kerze im Wind

    Kerze im Wind

    Stefan Urlass (1999)

    In December 1998 friends Kurt Albert and Bernd Arnold set off to Patagonia with the aim of climbing a new route on the Aguja Mermoz. In the 'country where the wind grows', that is how the Tehuelche, the indigenous people of Patagonia called the inhospitable south of South America. The film not only documents the battle of the two climbers on the most difficult and beautiful mountain range in the world; it mirrors alos, as it were, their special climbing philosophy and makes Bernd and Kurt's self-chosen 'second home' known to the viewers.

    Germany / 26 min

    Kerze im Wind

    Stefan Urlass, Peter Scholz

    • 1999
    • Germany
    • 26 min
    In December 1998 friends Kurt Albert and Bernd Arnold set off to Patagonia with the aim of climbing a new route on the Aguja Mermoz. In the 'country where the wind grows', that is how the Tehuelche, the indigenous people of Patagonia called the inhospitable south of South America. The film not only documents the battle of the two climbers on the most difficult and beautiful mountain range in the world; it mirrors alos, as it were, their special climbing philosophy and makes Bernd and Kurt's self-chosen 'second home' known to the viewers.

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    Erstbegehung am Mount Poi

    Jochen Schmoll (2004)

    Erstbegehung am Mount Poi is a documentary about bouldering that takes place in Mount Poi. It was directed by Jochen Schmoll in 2004 and produced by Drehxtrem. It features Stefan Glowacz, Kurt Albert, Jürgen Knappe and Thilo Maschke.

    Germany / 28 min

    Erstbegehung am Mount Poi

    Jochen Schmoll

    • 2004
    • Germany
    • 28 min
    Erstbegehung am Mount Poi is a documentary about bouldering that takes place in Mount Poi. It was directed by Jochen Schmoll in 2004 and produced by Drehxtrem. It features Stefan Glowacz, Kurt Albert, Jürgen Knappe and Thilo Maschke.

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    Acopan - Aufbruch zum Goetterberg

    Acopan - Aufbruch zum Goetterberg

    Jochen Schmoll (2008)

    On the plateau of the Gran Sabana in southern Venezuela, the Acopan Tepui towers over the jungle in the sky. It is one of the table mountains that shaped erosion about 70 million years ago. The Acopan Tepui is the dream destination of a German-Venezuelan expedition. The team of extreme mountain climbers, which includes Stefan Glowacz, Kurt Albert, Holger Heuber and Ivan Calderon, tries in 2006 to climb the 700 meters of the northern wall of the Acopan, which rises vertically from the jungle for the first time.

    Germany / 45 min

    Acopan - Aufbruch zum Goetterberg

    Jochen Schmoll

    • 2008
    • Germany
    • 45 min
    On the plateau of the Gran Sabana in southern Venezuela, the Acopan Tepui towers over the jungle in the sky. It is one of the table mountains that shaped erosion about 70 million years ago. The Acopan Tepui is the dream destination of a German-Venezuelan expedition. The team of extreme mountain climbers, which includes Stefan Glowacz, Kurt Albert, Holger Heuber and Ivan Calderon, tries in 2006 to climb the 700 meters of the northern wall of the Acopan, which rises vertically from the jungle for the first time.

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    In the shadow of the condor

    Michael Brown (2002)

    In the shadow of the condor is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Volcán Corcovado. It was directed by Michael Brown in 2002 and produced by Serac Adventure Films. It features Pablo Sandor, Rick Klein, Doug Tompkins, Chris Morris, Michael Powers, Luis Benitez and others.

    USA / 46 min

    In the shadow of the condor

    Michael Brown

    • 2002
    • USA
    • 46 min
    In the shadow of the condor is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Volcán Corcovado. It was directed by Michael Brown in 2002 and produced by Serac Adventure Films. It features Pablo Sandor, Rick Klein, Doug Tompkins, Chris Morris, Michael Powers, Luis Benitez and others.

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    Ufo Life

    Jan Šimánek (2020)

    Documentary on the first ascent of the coveted northwest wall of Chamlang (7319 m), made by Czech mountaineers Marek Holecek and Zdenek Hak, who opened their line on this Nepalese Himalayan mountain in May 2019. Holecek and Hak, winners of the Piolet d'Or 2018 for the first ascent of the southeast face of Gašerbrum I, described the ascent of Chamlang as the hardest climb of their lives. The documentary reviews other ascents to the mountain, and features Reinhold Messner and Doug Scott, who share the experience of their ascent to the central peak in 1981.

    Czech Republic / 34 min

    Ufo Life

    Jan Šimánek

    • 2020
    • Czech Republic
    • 34 min
    Documentary on the first ascent of the coveted northwest wall of Chamlang (7319 m), made by Czech mountaineers Marek Holecek and Zdenek Hak, who opened their line on this Nepalese Himalayan mountain in May 2019. Holecek and Hak, winners of the Piolet d'Or 2018 for the first ascent of the southeast face of Gašerbrum I, described the ascent of Chamlang as the hardest climb of their lives. The documentary reviews other ascents to the mountain, and features Reinhold Messner and Doug Scott, who share the experience of their ascent to the central peak in 1981.

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    The man who skied down Everest

    Lawrence Schiller (1975)

    Yuichiro Miura, a Japanese skier ultimately dreamed of literally skiing Mt. Everest. He planned to ski some 8,000 feet down an icy glacier at a 40 to 45 degree angle, from the 26,000 foot level near the summit. The documentary chronicles this incredible feat and the tremendous task of climbing Everest itself. The narrator reads from the diary that the skier personally kept. The film was produced by Canadian film maker Budge Crawley with the footage made for the original 1970 Japanese documentary (Eberesuto dai kakko). Crawley won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for this picture.

    Canada, Japan / 85 min

    The man who skied down Everest

    Lawrence Schiller, Bruce Nyznik

    • 1975
    • Canada, Japan
    • 85 min
    Yuichiro Miura, a Japanese skier ultimately dreamed of literally skiing Mt. Everest. He planned to ski some 8,000 feet down an icy glacier at a 40 to 45 degree angle, from the 26,000 foot level near the summit. The documentary chronicles this incredible feat and the tremendous task of climbing Everest itself. The narrator reads from the diary that the skier personally kept. The film was produced by Canadian film maker Budge Crawley with the footage made for the original 1970 Japanese documentary (Eberesuto dai kakko). Crawley won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for this picture.

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    Breathtaking

    Adrian Ballinger (2020)

    More people have traveled to space than have summited K2, the world’s second-highest peak that’s considered by many to be the Earth’s most challenging climb. Breathtaking K2 follows seasoned climbers Carla Perez and Adrian Ballinger as they attempt summiting 'the savage mountain' without the aid of supplemental oxygen — an expedition fraught with challenges that threaten not only their chance to reach the top, but also their lives.

    USA / 47 min

    Breathtaking

    Adrian Ballinger

    • 2020
    • USA
    • 47 min
    More people have traveled to space than have summited K2, the world’s second-highest peak that’s considered by many to be the Earth’s most challenging climb. Breathtaking K2 follows seasoned climbers Carla Perez and Adrian Ballinger as they attempt summiting 'the savage mountain' without the aid of supplemental oxygen — an expedition fraught with challenges that threaten not only their chance to reach the top, but also their lives.

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    Tupendeo - Ein Berg, zwei Geschichten

    Robert Steiner (2016)

    While they are intent on reaching the peak of the Tupendeo, in Kashmir, Stephan Siegrist and Thomas Senf find themselves face to face with a mystery: they find a rope for the descent, but the tracks disappear shortly afterward. Their research will lead them to reconstruct a dramatic episode that has been forgotten. This is the story of two attempts on a mountain in the remote Kishtwar region of the Indian Himalaya, separated by many years, outcome, and emotion.

    Switzerland / 26 min

    Tupendeo - Ein Berg, zwei Geschichten

    Robert Steiner

    • 2016
    • Switzerland
    • 26 min
    While they are intent on reaching the peak of the Tupendeo, in Kashmir, Stephan Siegrist and Thomas Senf find themselves face to face with a mystery: they find a rope for the descent, but the tracks disappear shortly afterward. Their research will lead them to reconstruct a dramatic episode that has been forgotten. This is the story of two attempts on a mountain in the remote Kishtwar region of the Indian Himalaya, separated by many years, outcome, and emotion.

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    Apo ton Olympo sto Everest

    Pavlos Tsiantos (2012)

    Climbing to the summit of Mt. Everest has been a long time desire for the Greek mountaineers. From Greek everyday life to the 8850m, it was a long way to go, filled with many obstacles. In the spring of 2004, two teams are ready to try for the fifth time to scale the mountain. One chooses the South route from Nepal and the other the North route from Tibet. The Czech/Greek cameraman Pavel Tsiantos is following the South team, which under the guidance of Greek-American climber Pete Athans is aiming to succeed.

    Greece / 70 min

    Apo ton Olympo sto Everest

    Pavlos Tsiantos

    • 2012
    • Greece
    • 70 min
    Climbing to the summit of Mt. Everest has been a long time desire for the Greek mountaineers. From Greek everyday life to the 8850m, it was a long way to go, filled with many obstacles. In the spring of 2004, two teams are ready to try for the fifth time to scale the mountain. One chooses the South route from Nepal and the other the North route from Tibet. The Czech/Greek cameraman Pavel Tsiantos is following the South team, which under the guidance of Greek-American climber Pete Athans is aiming to succeed.

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