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    NTB - Nubiola Torras Barberà

    NTB - Nubiola Torras Barberà

    Miquel Pérez (2016)

    Joan Nubiola and Josep Maria Torras were the components of a historical Catalan climbing team that in the 40s and 50s, opened a series of classical, esthetical and exposed climbing routes. Both climbed with Josep Barberà and all three created the Cavall Bernat Group. NTB documents the history of these three climbers and the creation of the climbing group through interviews, photographs, actual footage and the, and images of the repetition of some of the most iconic routes of the Nubiola-Torras party.

    Spain / 49 min

    NTB - Nubiola Torras Barberà

    Miquel Pérez

    • 2016
    • Spain
    • 49 min
    Joan Nubiola and Josep Maria Torras were the components of a historical Catalan climbing team that in the 40s and 50s, opened a series of classical, esthetical and exposed climbing routes. Both climbed with Josep Barberà and all three created the Cavall Bernat Group. NTB documents the history of these three climbers and the creation of the climbing group through interviews, photographs, actual footage and the, and images of the repetition of some of the most iconic routes of the Nubiola-Torras party.

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    El Pájaro

    Juan Manuel León (2015)

    What leads a kid from a Madrid neighborhood to become a protagonist in the history of climbing in our country? El Pájaro, a century of climbing in La Pedriza is a brief (and very free) review of the history of La Pedriza through its most emblematic cliff "El Pájaro" in the words of its main openers. A documentary that leaves the epic aside and tries to find the most human, funny, and sometimes hooligan side of its protagonists.

    Spain / 8 min

    El Pájaro

    Juan Manuel León

    • 2015
    • Spain
    • 8 min
    What leads a kid from a Madrid neighborhood to become a protagonist in the history of climbing in our country? El Pájaro, a century of climbing in La Pedriza is a brief (and very free) review of the history of La Pedriza through its most emblematic cliff "El Pájaro" in the words of its main openers. A documentary that leaves the epic aside and tries to find the most human, funny, and sometimes hooligan side of its protagonists.

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    Repte en el Saraghrar

    Repte en el Saraghrar

    Miquel Pérez (2019)

    Mount Saraghrar is a 7,350-meter peak in the Hindu Kush Mountains. In 1975 and 1977 Catalan climbers tried to open a route through the southwest spur, but It was not until 1982 that the goal was achieved. Through interviews and archive images, the documentary reviews the ascent, which marked a turning point in the level of Catalan mountaineering.

    Spain / 61 min

    Repte en el Saraghrar

    Miquel Pérez

    • 2019
    • Spain
    • 61 min
    Mount Saraghrar is a 7,350-meter peak in the Hindu Kush Mountains. In 1975 and 1977 Catalan climbers tried to open a route through the southwest spur, but It was not until 1982 that the goal was achieved. Through interviews and archive images, the documentary reviews the ascent, which marked a turning point in the level of Catalan mountaineering.

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    Boys 1970

    Boys 1970

    Redek Groh (2020)

    In 1970 a Czechoslovak expedition went to Peru to attempt a first ascent on the highest mountain in the area, Huascarán. It was night, the last day of May in 1970 when a strong earthquake hit the region. A devastating mass of ice and rocks fell from the mountain, killing 14 members of the expedition and 70,000 local people from the villages below. Fifty years later Marek Holeček and Radoslav Groh are returning to the place of tragedy to continue the work that their predecessors began in 1970. Their choice is the eastern wall of six thousand high Huandoy North. The endless barrier of ice and rocks is a huge climbing challenge. They will name the route 'Boys 1970', in honor to the members of the 1970 expedition.

    Czech Republic / 60 min

    Boys 1970

    Redek Groh

    • 2020
    • Czech Republic
    • 60 min
    In 1970 a Czechoslovak expedition went to Peru to attempt a first ascent on the highest mountain in the area, Huascarán. It was night, the last day of May in 1970 when a strong earthquake hit the region. A devastating mass of ice and rocks fell from the mountain, killing 14 members of the expedition and 70,000 local people from the villages below. Fifty years later Marek Holeček and Radoslav Groh are returning to the place of tragedy to continue the work that their predecessors began in 1970. Their choice is the eastern wall of six thousand high Huandoy North. The endless barrier of ice and rocks is a huge climbing challenge. They will name the route 'Boys 1970', in honor to the members of the 1970 expedition.

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    Fire on the mountain DVD

    Fire on the mountain

    George Gage (1996)

    The goal was clear: defeat the Nazis who were entrenched high in the snowy mountains of Italy. Drawing together an elite group of champion skiers, mountain climbers and European mountaineers, the U.S. Army created the 10th Mountain Division, America's only mountain and winter warfare fighting unit. From the intensive training atop the Colorado Rockies to the spectacular night climb of Italy's Riva Ridge - where the 10th scored their biggest victory against Hitler's troops - Fire on the Mountain tells the thrilling story of these rugged, courageous men in all their glory.

    USA / 73 min

    Fire on the mountain

    George Gage, Beth Gage

    • 1996
    • USA
    • 73 min
    The goal was clear: defeat the Nazis who were entrenched high in the snowy mountains of Italy. Drawing together an elite group of champion skiers, mountain climbers and European mountaineers, the U.S. Army created the 10th Mountain Division, America's only mountain and winter warfare fighting unit. From the intensive training atop the Colorado Rockies to the spectacular night climb of Italy's Riva Ridge - where the 10th scored their biggest victory against Hitler's troops - Fire on the Mountain tells the thrilling story of these rugged, courageous men in all their glory.

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    Siguniang 1981

    Graham Zimmerman (2017)

    In 1981 Jack Tackle, Jim Donini, Kim Schmitz, Jim Kanzler, and Greg Thomsen traveled to the newly opened mountains of central China to attempt the South Face of then unclimbed Mt Siguniang. Retreating from the mountain in defeat, the team engaged in outrageous hijinks that, until recently, were too embarrassing to share publicly. This film gathers the four surviving members to learn about their experiences in China in 1981 and highlight their hilarious account with animated images from the expedition.

    USA / 12 min

    Siguniang 1981

    Graham Zimmerman, Jim Aikman

    • 2017
    • USA
    • 12 min
    In 1981 Jack Tackle, Jim Donini, Kim Schmitz, Jim Kanzler, and Greg Thomsen traveled to the newly opened mountains of central China to attempt the South Face of then unclimbed Mt Siguniang. Retreating from the mountain in defeat, the team engaged in outrageous hijinks that, until recently, were too embarrassing to share publicly. This film gathers the four surviving members to learn about their experiences in China in 1981 and highlight their hilarious account with animated images from the expedition.

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  • Documentary / Historical

    Latok 1978

    Jim Aikman (2017)

    In 1978, an elite team of American alpinists set off for an unclimbed peak in the remote mountains of Pakistan. The infamous attempt is now considered one of the greatest failures in the history of Amerian alpinism. Jim Donini, Michael Kennedy, George Lowe and Jeff Lowe nearly succeeded on the long and committing Latok's North Ridge in 1978. They came within a few hundred meters of the summit, but they retreated after Jeff Lowe nearly died from a sudden onset of altitude sickness. 

    USA / 7 min

    Latok 1978

    Jim Aikman, Graham Zimmerman

    • 2017
    • USA
    • 7 min
    In 1978, an elite team of American alpinists set off for an unclimbed peak in the remote mountains of Pakistan. The infamous attempt is now considered one of the greatest failures in the history of Amerian alpinism. Jim Donini, Michael Kennedy, George Lowe and Jeff Lowe nearly succeeded on the long and committing Latok's North Ridge in 1978. They came within a few hundred meters of the summit, but they retreated after Jeff Lowe nearly died from a sudden onset of altitude sickness. 

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    Andon a Rampegar

    Matteo Mocellin (2017)

    The film tells the story of the 50th anniversary of the Gruppo Rocciatori Feltre told by past mountaineers and by young people who continue their research activity on the Vette Feltrine (Belluno). A set of emotions, narrated from the first ascents of the 60s and 70s by the protagonists of the time, passing through the anarchist group of Formiche Rosse led by Manolo, arriving at the opening of new routes by the group of young rock climbers from Feltre. A story that continues and looks to the future of mountaineering following in the footsteps of the pioneers of the Belluno Dolomites.

    Italy / 21 min

    Andon a Rampegar

    Matteo Mocellin

    • 2017
    • Italy
    • 21 min
    The film tells the story of the 50th anniversary of the Gruppo Rocciatori Feltre told by past mountaineers and by young people who continue their research activity on the Vette Feltrine (Belluno). A set of emotions, narrated from the first ascents of the 60s and 70s by the protagonists of the time, passing through the anarchist group of Formiche Rosse led by Manolo, arriving at the opening of new routes by the group of young rock climbers from Feltre. A story that continues and looks to the future of mountaineering following in the footsteps of the pioneers of the Belluno Dolomites.

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    The ascent of Everest

    The ascent of Everest

    Antonello Padovano (2019)

    This is the story of how, on May 29, 1953, two men, both endowed with outstanding stamina and skill reached for the first time the top of the world: the summit of Mount Everest. Sir Edmund Hillary, accompanies us with his narration through all the stages of his victorious ascent, telling unknown details and reliving the epic climb giving the story an unprecedented and surprising testimony. His description of Tenzing definitely clarifies his relationship with his partner and his narration of why he wants to reach the summit enlightens us intimately on his motivation as mountaineer.

    Italy, UK / 57 min

    The ascent of Everest

    Antonello Padovano

    • 2019
    • Italy, UK
    • 57 min
    This is the story of how, on May 29, 1953, two men, both endowed with outstanding stamina and skill reached for the first time the top of the world: the summit of Mount Everest. Sir Edmund Hillary, accompanies us with his narration through all the stages of his victorious ascent, telling unknown details and reliving the epic climb giving the story an unprecedented and surprising testimony. His description of Tenzing definitely clarifies his relationship with his partner and his narration of why he wants to reach the summit enlightens us intimately on his motivation as mountaineer.

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    Everest - Najťažšia cesta

    Everest - Najťažšia cesta

    Pavol Barabáš (2020)

    When Chris Bonington and his team set out in 1975 to climb the South West face of Everest they were attempting the ultimate challenge of mountaineering - to conquer the steepest and highest face in the world. Many international expeditions had tried to climb it in previous years. Bonington called the route leading through the southwest face - the Hard Way and said that it was impossible to climb in alpine style, which means without supplementary oxygen, fixed ropes, and Sherpas. His reflection on the Hard Way became a challenge for the young mountaineering generation. The climbers from Slovakia set the Hard Way as their goal. Is it really impossible to climb it in Alpine style?

    Slovakia / 52 min

    Everest - Najťažšia cesta

    Pavol Barabáš

    • 2020
    • Slovakia
    • 52 min
    When Chris Bonington and his team set out in 1975 to climb the South West face of Everest they were attempting the ultimate challenge of mountaineering - to conquer the steepest and highest face in the world. Many international expeditions had tried to climb it in previous years. Bonington called the route leading through the southwest face - the Hard Way and said that it was impossible to climb in alpine style, which means without supplementary oxygen, fixed ropes, and Sherpas. His reflection on the Hard Way became a challenge for the young mountaineering generation. The climbers from Slovakia set the Hard Way as their goal. Is it really impossible to climb it in Alpine style?

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  • Documentary / Historical

    Die grosse Zinne

    Reinhold Messner (2019)

    Throughout the history of mountaineering, the imposing Cima Grande in the Italian Dolomites has been both a playground and favorite destination for the best rock climbers in the world. In his film celebrating the 150th anniversary of the first ascent, Reinhold Messner shows the major milestones on the peak with the help of reenacted climbing scenes using only materials and historic equipment of the respective era. The film’s storyline is based on five success stories of great alpinists, all of whom not only stand for the development of sport climbing, but for the pioneering spirit of their time.

    Italy / 54 min

    Die grosse Zinne

    Reinhold Messner

    • 2019
    • Italy
    • 54 min
    Throughout the history of mountaineering, the imposing Cima Grande in the Italian Dolomites has been both a playground and favorite destination for the best rock climbers in the world. In his film celebrating the 150th anniversary of the first ascent, Reinhold Messner shows the major milestones on the peak with the help of reenacted climbing scenes using only materials and historic equipment of the respective era. The film’s storyline is based on five success stories of great alpinists, all of whom not only stand for the development of sport climbing, but for the pioneering spirit of their time.

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    Klatring i Store Skagastølstind

    Tore Helseth (1994)

    For over a hundred years, Turtagrø in Sogn has been a mountain climbing center in Jotunheimen. The film photographer Gunnar Nilsen-Vig was there in the summer of 1918 with his film camera. An historical documentary of the norweigan television by Tore Helseth featuring Ole-Ragnar Bakken, Claus Berg, Harald Onsum Berg and Torbjørn Eggen.

    Norway / 14 min

    Klatring i Store Skagastølstind

    Tore Helseth

    • 1994
    • Norway
    • 14 min
    For over a hundred years, Turtagrø in Sogn has been a mountain climbing center in Jotunheimen. The film photographer Gunnar Nilsen-Vig was there in the summer of 1918 with his film camera. An historical documentary of the norweigan television by Tore Helseth featuring Ole-Ragnar Bakken, Claus Berg, Harald Onsum Berg and Torbjørn Eggen.

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