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    This is self arrest

    This is self arrest

    Al Stenson (1967)

    Instructional film about a mountaineering technique to prevent falling. Narrated by Jim Whittaker, who describes basic self arrest positions, common mistakes and how to prepare for self arrest while climbing or descending. Several climbers demonstrate falls and safety techniques. This film was made on Mt Rainier, above the east side of Nisqually Glacier, in 1967. The film opens with a scene of a climber falling and sliding out of control after losing his ice axe. The narrator describes the basic self arrest position, common mistakes, and how to prepare for self arrest while climbing or descending.

    USA / 10 min

    This is self arrest

    Al Stenson

    • 1967
    • USA
    • 10 min
    Instructional film about a mountaineering technique to prevent falling. Narrated by Jim Whittaker, who describes basic self arrest positions, common mistakes and how to prepare for self arrest while climbing or descending. Several climbers demonstrate falls and safety techniques. This film was made on Mt Rainier, above the east side of Nisqually Glacier, in 1967. The film opens with a scene of a climber falling and sliding out of control after losing his ice axe. The narrator describes the basic self arrest position, common mistakes, and how to prepare for self arrest while climbing or descending.

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    Skitouren

    Skitouren

    Josef Hurton (1981)

    Fourth episode of the series 'Für eine glückliche Rückkehr vom Berg' (For a happy return from the mountain) by Josef Hurton, about the prevention of mountain accidents. A five-part documentary series presented by Rudi Gamper and Reinhold Messner and filmed in the Ortler region. This episode, about the practice of ski mountaineering is titled Skitouren.

    Germany, Italy

    Skitouren

    Josef Hurton

    • 1981
    • Germany, Italy
    Fourth episode of the series 'Für eine glückliche Rückkehr vom Berg' (For a happy return from the mountain) by Josef Hurton, about the prevention of mountain accidents. A five-part documentary series presented by Rudi Gamper and Reinhold Messner and filmed in the Ortler region. This episode, about the practice of ski mountaineering is titled Skitouren.

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    Mountains don’t care DVD

    Mountains don’t care

    Bob Spring (1957)

    Produced by the Seattle Mountain Rescue Council in 1953, featuring Ome Daiber (founder of Seattle Mountain Rescue), with Jim and Lou Whittaker. After World War II, returning soldiers and their families flocked to the mountains of the Pacific Northwest in search of recreation. This classic Ira Spring film was probably the first mountain safety film ever produced, it responded to a need to inform local citizens of possible dangers in the mountains. It also features some of the most notable mountaineers of the century, including Ome Daiber, and both Jim and Lou Whittaker. Today this film can still be used to further one of the objectives of the Mountain Rescue Association: public mountain safety education.

    USA / 20 min

    Mountains don’t care

    Bob Spring, Ira Spring

    • 1957
    • USA
    • 20 min
    Produced by the Seattle Mountain Rescue Council in 1953, featuring Ome Daiber (founder of Seattle Mountain Rescue), with Jim and Lou Whittaker. After World War II, returning soldiers and their families flocked to the mountains of the Pacific Northwest in search of recreation. This classic Ira Spring film was probably the first mountain safety film ever produced, it responded to a need to inform local citizens of possible dangers in the mountains. It also features some of the most notable mountaineers of the century, including Ome Daiber, and both Jim and Lou Whittaker. Today this film can still be used to further one of the objectives of the Mountain Rescue Association: public mountain safety education.

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    Klettern im Fels

    Klettern im Fels

    Josef Hurton (1981)

    Second episode of the series 'Für eine glückliche Rückkehr vom Berg' (For a happy return from the mountain) by Josef Hurton, about the prevention of mountain accidents. A five-part documentary series presented by Rudi Gamper and Reinhold Messner and filmed in the Ortler region. This episode is titled Rock Climbing.

    Germany, Italy

    Klettern im Fels

    Josef Hurton

    • 1981
    • Germany, Italy
    Second episode of the series 'Für eine glückliche Rückkehr vom Berg' (For a happy return from the mountain) by Josef Hurton, about the prevention of mountain accidents. A five-part documentary series presented by Rudi Gamper and Reinhold Messner and filmed in the Ortler region. This episode is titled Rock Climbing.

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  • Documentary / Instructional

    Klettern im Eis

    Klettern im Eis

    Josef Hurton (1981)

    Third episode of the series 'Für eine glückliche Rückkehr vom Berg' (For a happy return from the mountain) by Josef Hurton, about the prevention of mountain accidents. A five-part documentary series presented by Rudi Gamper and Reinhold Messner and filmed in the Ortler region. This episode is titled Ice Climbing.

    Germany, Italy

    Klettern im Eis

    Josef Hurton

    • 1981
    • Germany, Italy
    Third episode of the series 'Für eine glückliche Rückkehr vom Berg' (For a happy return from the mountain) by Josef Hurton, about the prevention of mountain accidents. A five-part documentary series presented by Rudi Gamper and Reinhold Messner and filmed in the Ortler region. This episode is titled Ice Climbing.

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  • Documentary / Instructional

    Erste Hilfe im Gebirge

    Erste Hilfe im Gebirge

    Josef Hurton (1981)

    Fifth episode of the series 'Für eine glückliche Rückkehr vom Berg' (For a happy return from the mountain) by Josef Hurton, about the prevention of mountain accidents. A five-part documentary series presented by Rudi Gamper and Reinhold Messner and filmed in the Ortler region. This last episode is titled First aid in the mountains.

    Germany, Italy

    Erste Hilfe im Gebirge

    Josef Hurton

    • 1981
    • Germany, Italy
    Fifth episode of the series 'Für eine glückliche Rückkehr vom Berg' (For a happy return from the mountain) by Josef Hurton, about the prevention of mountain accidents. A five-part documentary series presented by Rudi Gamper and Reinhold Messner and filmed in the Ortler region. This last episode is titled First aid in the mountains.

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  • Documentary / Instructional

    Curiosity Quest - Rock Climbing DVD

    Curiosity Quest - Rock Climbing

    Melissa Cockrell (2011)

    Join Joel and the Curiosity Quest crew on this adventurous quest as they learn what it takes to become a rock climber. Watch as Joel attempts to climb the treacherous walls of the Red Rock Climbing Center. Part of the Curiosity Quest Series, an upbeat, family, educational program that explores what viewers are curious about. In each show, host Joel Greene ventures on a quest to answer viewer’s letters of curiosity. Each quest takes the audience on location for an unscripted, hands-on, educational exploration.

    USA / 27 min

    Curiosity Quest - Rock Climbing

    Curiosity Quest - Rock Climbing

    Melissa Cockrell, Joel Greene

    • 2011
    • USA
    • 27 min
    Join Joel and the Curiosity Quest crew on this adventurous quest as they learn what it takes to become a rock climber. Watch as Joel attempts to climb the treacherous walls of the Red Rock Climbing Center. Part of the Curiosity Quest Series, an upbeat, family, educational program that explores what viewers are curious about. In each show, host Joel Greene ventures on a quest to answer viewer’s letters of curiosity. Each quest takes the audience on location for an unscripted, hands-on, educational exploration.

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    Bergwandern

    Bergwandern

    Josef Hurton (1981)

    First episode of the series 'Für eine glückliche Rückkehr vom Berg' (For a happy return from the mountain) by Josef Hurton, about the prevention of mountain accidents. A five-part documentary series presented by Rudi Gamper and Reinhold Messner and filmed in the Ortler region. This episode is titled Muntain Hiking.

    Germany, Italy

    Bergwandern

    Josef Hurton

    • 1981
    • Germany, Italy
    First episode of the series 'Für eine glückliche Rückkehr vom Berg' (For a happy return from the mountain) by Josef Hurton, about the prevention of mountain accidents. A five-part documentary series presented by Rudi Gamper and Reinhold Messner and filmed in the Ortler region. This episode is titled Muntain Hiking.

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  • Documentary / Instructional

    The ski sled

    John C. Jay (1942)

    An official training film from the War department. In April 1942, a detail of five enlisted men and two officers, Capt. Paul Lafferty and Lt. John Woodward, left the 87th Regiment at Mt Rainier for Sun Valley to produce winter training films on ski safety, snow camping, ski first aid, ski mountaineering, and ski equipment.

    USA / 20 min

    The ski sled

    John C. Jay

    • 1942
    • USA
    • 20 min
    An official training film from the War department. In April 1942, a detail of five enlisted men and two officers, Capt. Paul Lafferty and Lt. John Woodward, left the 87th Regiment at Mt Rainier for Sun Valley to produce winter training films on ski safety, snow camping, ski first aid, ski mountaineering, and ski equipment.

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  • Documentary / Instructional

    The basic principles of skiing

    John C. Jay (1941)

    An official training film from the War department. In May 1941, Lt. John Woodward and a group of eight enlisted men from the 15th Infantry ski patrol at Ft Lewis worked with Otto Lang at Sun Valley to produce the film, 'Basic Principles of Skiing.' The author describes it as 'one of the most valuable films that has ever been made for the Mountain Troops.'

    USA / 37 min

    The basic principles of skiing

    John C. Jay

    • 1941
    • USA
    • 37 min
    An official training film from the War department. In May 1941, Lt. John Woodward and a group of eight enlisted men from the 15th Infantry ski patrol at Ft Lewis worked with Otto Lang at Sun Valley to produce the film, 'Basic Principles of Skiing.' The author describes it as 'one of the most valuable films that has ever been made for the Mountain Troops.'

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    Snow flight DVD

    Snow flight

    Jerome Hill (1937)

    The film was produced by Jerome Hill as 'a document of skiing according to the principles of Hannes Schneider.' It features Otto Lang, director of the Mt Rainier and Mt Baker ski schools. As the film opens, Otto emerges from a cabin beneath Table Mountain at the Mt Baker ski area with his canine friend. He applies wax-on climbing skins to his skis. Then he steps into his bindings and climbs to a scenic ridge. The narrator describes each technique in detail as Otto demonstrates again. Several of the maneuvers are done in slow motion on a slope meticulously packed by side-stepping.

    USA / 20 min

    Snow flight

    Jerome Hill

    • 1937
    • USA
    • 20 min
    The film was produced by Jerome Hill as 'a document of skiing according to the principles of Hannes Schneider.' It features Otto Lang, director of the Mt Rainier and Mt Baker ski schools. As the film opens, Otto emerges from a cabin beneath Table Mountain at the Mt Baker ski area with his canine friend. He applies wax-on climbing skins to his skis. Then he steps into his bindings and climbs to a scenic ridge. The narrator describes each technique in detail as Otto demonstrates again. Several of the maneuvers are done in slow motion on a slope meticulously packed by side-stepping.

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    Ski safety

    John C. Jay (1942)

    An official training film from the War department. In April 1942, a detail of five enlisted men and two officers, Capt. Paul Lafferty and Lt. John Woodward, left the 87th Regiment at Mt Rainier for Sun Valley to produce winter training films on ski safety, snow camping, ski first aid, ski mountaineering, and ski equipment.

    USA / 22 min

    Ski safety

    John C. Jay

    • 1942
    • USA
    • 22 min
    An official training film from the War department. In April 1942, a detail of five enlisted men and two officers, Capt. Paul Lafferty and Lt. John Woodward, left the 87th Regiment at Mt Rainier for Sun Valley to produce winter training films on ski safety, snow camping, ski first aid, ski mountaineering, and ski equipment.

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    Watch Free

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