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    Mountain hazards

    Richard 'Dick' McGowan (1960s)

    Mountain hazards is a documentary about alpinism. It was directed by Richard 'Dick' McGowan in 1960s and produced by KCTS TV. It is a part of the series Alpine hiking and basic mountaineering. It features Richard 'Dick' McGowan.

    USA / 30 min

    Mountain hazards

    Richard 'Dick' McGowan

    • 1960s
    • USA
    • 30 min
    Mountain hazards is a documentary about alpinism. It was directed by Richard 'Dick' McGowan in 1960s and produced by KCTS TV. It is a part of the series Alpine hiking and basic mountaineering. It features Richard 'Dick' McGowan.

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    Mountain climbing school

    Mountain climbing school

    Don Hobart (1967)

    Episode of 'High and wild', an adventure TV series in color hosted by Don Hobart showing thrilling adventures in sports and wildlife. This episode shows basic lessons on rock climbing by Carter Smith, starting from the common tools and climbing gear and how to use it (how to tie knots, how to hold the line and rope, different types of mountain climbing, the tricks of coming back down the mountain, etc.). High and Wild was amongst the first outdoor shows to air, starting on Portland’s KGW and later on KPTV. Episodes primarily covered Oregon, Washington, Alaska, California, Idaho, and Montana as well as parts of Canada including British Columbia.

    USA / 30 min

    Mountain climbing school

    Don Hobart

    • 1967
    • USA
    • 30 min
    Episode of 'High and wild', an adventure TV series in color hosted by Don Hobart showing thrilling adventures in sports and wildlife. This episode shows basic lessons on rock climbing by Carter Smith, starting from the common tools and climbing gear and how to use it (how to tie knots, how to hold the line and rope, different types of mountain climbing, the tricks of coming back down the mountain, etc.). High and Wild was amongst the first outdoor shows to air, starting on Portland’s KGW and later on KPTV. Episodes primarily covered Oregon, Washington, Alaska, California, Idaho, and Montana as well as parts of Canada including British Columbia.
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    Reinhold Messner - Bergsteiger werden - Teil 1

    Reinhold Messner - Bergsteiger werden - Teil 1

    Theo Mezger (1984)

    You're not born being a mountaineer. Technique has to be learned - and you will not find a more experienced instructor than Reinhold Messner! His video mountaineering school helps you to become a mountaineer. Step by step, he introduces us to the various requirements of mountaineering. Walking, climbing and mountaineering techniques are not only learned in the climbing garden, but also practiced on tour under the instruction and guidance of Reinhold Messner. This first video in a series of two includes basic training in light rock and ice. Training ranges go from walking and climbing in pathless terrain to practicing the basic techniques of climbing and belaying in the climbing garden and the techniques of team-roping.

    Germany / 60 min

    Reinhold Messner - Bergsteiger werden - Teil 1

    Theo Mezger

    • 1984
    • Germany
    • 60 min
    You're not born being a mountaineer. Technique has to be learned - and you will not find a more experienced instructor than Reinhold Messner! His video mountaineering school helps you to become a mountaineer. Step by step, he introduces us to the various requirements of mountaineering. Walking, climbing and mountaineering techniques are not only learned in the climbing garden, but also practiced on tour under the instruction and guidance of Reinhold Messner. This first video in a series of two includes basic training in light rock and ice. Training ranges go from walking and climbing in pathless terrain to practicing the basic techniques of climbing and belaying in the climbing garden and the techniques of team-roping.

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    Comment on gravit les pentes des montagnes

    (1910s)

    Demonstrations of methods that can be employed to scale to great heights. A Pathe Baby film showing footage from different films of the Pathe factory. One of the films is the 1907 production 'L'Ascension de Mont Blanc'.

    France / 6 min

    Comment on gravit les pentes des montagnes


    • 1910s
    • France
    • 6 min
    Demonstrations of methods that can be employed to scale to great heights. A Pathe Baby film showing footage from different films of the Pathe factory. One of the films is the 1907 production 'L'Ascension de Mont Blanc'.

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    Narciarstwo

    Jerzy Porębski (2011)

    Second episode of the Akademia Górska TOPR series. Educational films produced by the Tatra Mountain Rescue Service (TOPR). This episode starts with a brief history of the development of skiing in the area of Zakopane and then shows the key issues about skiing and ski mountaineering.

    Poland / 124 min

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    Narciarstwo

    Jerzy Porębski

    • 2011
    • Poland
    • 124 min
    Second episode of the Akademia Górska TOPR series. Educational films produced by the Tatra Mountain Rescue Service (TOPR). This episode starts with a brief history of the development of skiing in the area of Zakopane and then shows the key issues about skiing and ski mountaineering.

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    Belaying with safety DVD

    Belaying with safety

    Jeffrey A. Forsburg (1998)

    An overview of climbing equipment and techniques. Shows equipment needed for a successful climb, explains how to use it & walks you thru the proper technique in belaying. Helpful hints on how to remember things to check for before starting your climb

    USA / 41 min

    Belaying with safety

    Jeffrey A. Forsburg

    • 1998
    • USA
    • 41 min
    An overview of climbing equipment and techniques. Shows equipment needed for a successful climb, explains how to use it & walks you thru the proper technique in belaying. Helpful hints on how to remember things to check for before starting your climb

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    Know before you go Vod

    Know before you go

    Kirk Burpee (2005)

    A video gear guide for hikers and mountaineers. Learn what gear to take with you on your outdoor adventures as well as the many options. From a nice overnight hike in the summer to extreme conditions of the highest peaks in the world Know before you go will help you in many ways. A Weekend Climber Productions video by Kirk Burpee. The production is part of an interactive DVD series that also include video guides to climb Mount Baker and Mount Rainier.

    USA / 56 min

    Know before you go

    Kirk Burpee

    • 2005
    • USA
    • 56 min
    A video gear guide for hikers and mountaineers. Learn what gear to take with you on your outdoor adventures as well as the many options. From a nice overnight hike in the summer to extreme conditions of the highest peaks in the world Know before you go will help you in many ways. A Weekend Climber Productions video by Kirk Burpee. The production is part of an interactive DVD series that also include video guides to climb Mount Baker and Mount Rainier.

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    Mountain Rescue Techniques

    Bob Spring (1953)

    A group including Ome Daiber simulates a mountain rescue and demonstrates technical rescue technique, possibly on Mount Si. A man ties into a climbing rope and leads the way up a cliff, placing pitons for safety. Rescuers haul a litter up the cliff, assemble it, and lower an accident victim. Rescuers rappel down the cliff and transport the victim to the cars.

    USA / 12 min

    Mountain Rescue Techniques

    Mountain Rescue Techniques

    Bob Spring, Ira Spring

    • 1953
    • USA
    • 12 min
    A group including Ome Daiber simulates a mountain rescue and demonstrates technical rescue technique, possibly on Mount Si. A man ties into a climbing rope and leads the way up a cliff, placing pitons for safety. Rescuers haul a litter up the cliff, assemble it, and lower an accident victim. Rescuers rappel down the cliff and transport the victim to the cars.

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    Ice rescue

    Ice rescue

    Bob Spring (1957)

    A silent, extended version of the crevasse rescue sequence in 'Mountains Don't Care', including more detail of rescue equipment and techniques. A pair of roped climbers demonstrate a crevasse fall and self-rescue using prussiks. A film by Bob and Ira Spring featuring Ome Daiber.

    USA / 14 min

    Ice rescue

    Bob Spring, Ira Spring

    • 1957
    • USA
    • 14 min
    A silent, extended version of the crevasse rescue sequence in 'Mountains Don't Care', including more detail of rescue equipment and techniques. A pair of roped climbers demonstrate a crevasse fall and self-rescue using prussiks. A film by Bob and Ira Spring featuring Ome Daiber.

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    Easy to learn Bouldering DVD

    Easy to learn Bouldering

    (2010)

    An instructional film about the bouldering basics that has been produced to accompany a didactic book. In the video, Akiyo Noguchi shows the nature of the basic moves in an easy-to-understand manner.

    Japan / 35 min

    Easy to learn Bouldering


    • 2010
    • Japan
    • 35 min
    An instructional film about the bouldering basics that has been produced to accompany a didactic book. In the video, Akiyo Noguchi shows the nature of the basic moves in an easy-to-understand manner.

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    Bouldering 1st book - Basics of free climbing DVD

    Bouldering 1st book - Basics of free climbing

    (2006)

    An instructional film about the bouldering basics that has been produced to accompany a didactic book. In the video, Dai Koyamada shows the nature of the basic moves in an easy-to-understand manner. As a bonus, the film ends with extra footage of Dai Koyamada climbing in Shiobara, Switzerland and Germany.

    Japan / 45 min

    Bouldering 1st book - Basics of free climbing


    • 2006
    • Japan
    • 45 min
    An instructional film about the bouldering basics that has been produced to accompany a didactic book. In the video, Dai Koyamada shows the nature of the basic moves in an easy-to-understand manner. As a bonus, the film ends with extra footage of Dai Koyamada climbing in Shiobara, Switzerland and Germany.

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    Basic bouldering with Tomoko Ogawa DVD

    Basic bouldering with Tomoko Ogawa

    (2008)

    An instructional film about the bouldering basics that has been produced to accompany a didactic book. In the video, Tomoko Ogawa and Kaori Kawabuchi show the nature of the basic moves in an easy-to-understand manner.

    Japan / 42 min

    Basic bouldering with Tomoko Ogawa


    • 2008
    • Japan
    • 42 min
    An instructional film about the bouldering basics that has been produced to accompany a didactic book. In the video, Tomoko Ogawa and Kaori Kawabuchi show the nature of the basic moves in an easy-to-understand manner.

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