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    Alan Hinkes DVD

    Alan Hinkes

    Terry Abraham (2017)

    An epic documentary celebrating legendary mountaineer Alan Hinkes OBE; the first and only Briton to have climbed all fourteen 8000m peaks, which he did on the 30 May 2005. Hinkes is a world-renowned International Mountain Guide having begun his outdoor career walking on the North Yorkshire Moors and is an active supporter of the British Mountaineering Council. A film by the award-winning and critically acclaimed filmmaker Terry Abraham (BBC hits 'Life of a Mountain: Scafell Pike', 'Life of a Mountain: Blencathra').

    UK / 106 min

    Alan Hinkes

    Terry Abraham

    • 2017
    • UK
    • 106 min
    An epic documentary celebrating legendary mountaineer Alan Hinkes OBE; the first and only Briton to have climbed all fourteen 8000m peaks, which he did on the 30 May 2005. Hinkes is a world-renowned International Mountain Guide having begun his outdoor career walking on the North Yorkshire Moors and is an active supporter of the British Mountaineering Council. A film by the award-winning and critically acclaimed filmmaker Terry Abraham (BBC hits 'Life of a Mountain: Scafell Pike', 'Life of a Mountain: Blencathra').

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    Free solo climbing - John Bachar Vod

    Free solo climbing - John Bachar

    Dave Caldwell (1984)

    This Real People reportage portrays John Bachar and shows him climbing unroped in Joshua Tree National Park while we hear him talking about his life and climbing philosophy. At the end of the reportage and when the program comes back to the studio, Bachar appears on scene from above doing a rappel. Real People was a television series aired at NBC television from 1979 to 1984, in which different hosts in front of a large studio audience were presenting reportages of varied 'real people' with unique occupations or hobbies (real as opposed to celebrities).

    USA / 6 min

    Free solo climbing - John Bachar

    Dave Caldwell

    • 1984
    • USA
    • 6 min
    This Real People reportage portrays John Bachar and shows him climbing unroped in Joshua Tree National Park while we hear him talking about his life and climbing philosophy. At the end of the reportage and when the program comes back to the studio, Bachar appears on scene from above doing a rappel. Real People was a television series aired at NBC television from 1979 to 1984, in which different hosts in front of a large studio audience were presenting reportages of varied 'real people' with unique occupations or hobbies (real as opposed to celebrities).

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    Chu Bien

    Kaare Iverson (2019)

    Set amidst the emerald waters and soaring limestone islets of coastal Vietnam, Captain 'Chu' Bien spends more time in a modest boat at sea than at home. Embodying simplicity—the items he uses daily can be counted on one hand—he confirms that happiness and fulfillment are found in the relationships we forge, not the things we accumulate. A short by Dan Holz and Kaare Iverson.

    USA / 9 min

    Chu Bien

    Kaare Iverson, Dan Holz

    • 2019
    • USA
    • 9 min
    Set amidst the emerald waters and soaring limestone islets of coastal Vietnam, Captain 'Chu' Bien spends more time in a modest boat at sea than at home. Embodying simplicity—the items he uses daily can be counted on one hand—he confirms that happiness and fulfillment are found in the relationships we forge, not the things we accumulate. A short by Dan Holz and Kaare Iverson.

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    Free Climber - Ron Kauk

    Dave Caldwell (1981)

    In this Real People reportage filmed by Bob Carmichael, we follow Ron Kauk as he free climbs the Rostrum, in Yosemite National Park, belayed by Rick Ridgeway. The segment also portrays Kauk, and shows him training at Camp 4, running, slacklining, and having a picnic with his wife and daughter. Real People was a television series aried at NBC television from 1979 to 1984, in which different hosts in front of a large studio audience were presenting reportages of varied 'real people' (as opposed to celebrities) with unique occupations or hobbies.

    USA / 7 min

    Free Climber - Ron Kauk

    Dave Caldwell

    • 1981
    • USA
    • 7 min
    In this Real People reportage filmed by Bob Carmichael, we follow Ron Kauk as he free climbs the Rostrum, in Yosemite National Park, belayed by Rick Ridgeway. The segment also portrays Kauk, and shows him training at Camp 4, running, slacklining, and having a picnic with his wife and daughter. Real People was a television series aried at NBC television from 1979 to 1984, in which different hosts in front of a large studio audience were presenting reportages of varied 'real people' (as opposed to celebrities) with unique occupations or hobbies.

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    The Mentor

    Paul Lebel (2019)

    Professional climber Marcus Garcia travels from his home in southwest Colorado's San Juan Mountains to the limestone cliffs and spires of El Potrero Chico in northern Mexico to revisit his mentor's final climb. In an emotional and powerful act of closure, he reflects on the accident that took him a decade to talk about - and climbs the route that took his mentor's life.

    USA / 12 min

    The Mentor

    Paul Lebel, Dan Holz

    • 2019
    • USA
    • 12 min
    Professional climber Marcus Garcia travels from his home in southwest Colorado's San Juan Mountains to the limestone cliffs and spires of El Potrero Chico in northern Mexico to revisit his mentor's final climb. In an emotional and powerful act of closure, he reflects on the accident that took him a decade to talk about - and climbs the route that took his mentor's life.

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    I-View Vod

    I-View

    Claudio Rossoni (2015)

    Thanks to his perseverance, the Italian climber Simone Moro has written pages of alpinism history, above all of winter alpinism on peaks over 8000 meters high. I-VIEW tells about his adventure as a helicopter pilot and his dream of bringing helicopter rescue to the Himalayas. A 341production film by Claudio Rossoni featuring Simone Moro, Reinhold Messner, Denis Urubko, Vinicio Megar, Maurizio Folini, and others.

    Italy / 47 min

    I-View

    Claudio Rossoni

    • 2015
    • Italy
    • 47 min
    Thanks to his perseverance, the Italian climber Simone Moro has written pages of alpinism history, above all of winter alpinism on peaks over 8000 meters high. I-VIEW tells about his adventure as a helicopter pilot and his dream of bringing helicopter rescue to the Himalayas. A 341production film by Claudio Rossoni featuring Simone Moro, Reinhold Messner, Denis Urubko, Vinicio Megar, Maurizio Folini, and others.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Aliento Vod

    Aliento

    Ulises Fierro (2018)

    Fear, breathing, movement, presence, persistence ... This short documentary is an inside look at the process that Margarita Cardoso follows to climb one of the most beautiful and technically difficult climbing routes in Los Dinamos, Mexico City. Through this intimate documentary, we discover how knowledge of the body –both its strengths and its limitations– is essential to face this kind of climb and any other hard challenge.

    Mexico / 17 min

    Aliento

    Ulises Fierro

    • 2018
    • Mexico
    • 17 min
    Fear, breathing, movement, presence, persistence ... This short documentary is an inside look at the process that Margarita Cardoso follows to climb one of the most beautiful and technically difficult climbing routes in Los Dinamos, Mexico City. Through this intimate documentary, we discover how knowledge of the body –both its strengths and its limitations– is essential to face this kind of climb and any other hard challenge.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Morir por la cima - Short version Vod

    Morir por la cima - Short version

    Pablo Martín (2016)

    Who decides how we should live our lives? Carlos Suarez, one of the leading international extreme sportsman, shows in this documentary why he chooses a life full of challenges and adventure. He offers another way to understand life, explaining why climbers risk their lives in every expedition. There are many ways of accepting that the simple fact of living means a risk. This is the 50 minutes version of the original film, which is 80 minutes long.

    Spain / 53 min

    Morir por la cima - Short version

    Pablo Martín

    • 2016
    • Spain
    • 53 min
    Who decides how we should live our lives? Carlos Suarez, one of the leading international extreme sportsman, shows in this documentary why he chooses a life full of challenges and adventure. He offers another way to understand life, explaining why climbers risk their lives in every expedition. There are many ways of accepting that the simple fact of living means a risk. This is the 50 minutes version of the original film, which is 80 minutes long.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Free Solo Vod

    Free Solo

    Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi (2018)

    From award-winning documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi and world-renowned photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin, the directors of 'Meru' comes this stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of free soloist climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of the world’s most famous rock ... the 3,200-foot El Capitan in Yosemite National Park … without a rope. Celebrated as one of the greatest athletic feats of any kind, Honnold’s climb set the ultimate standard: perfection or death. Succeeding in this challenge places his story in the annals of human achievement.

    USA / 100 min

    Free Solo

    Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin

    • 2018
    • USA
    • 100 min
    From award-winning documentary filmmaker E. Chai Vasarhelyi and world-renowned photographer and mountaineer Jimmy Chin, the directors of 'Meru' comes this stunning, intimate and unflinching portrait of free soloist climber Alex Honnold, as he prepares to achieve his lifelong dream: climbing the face of the world’s most famous rock ... the 3,200-foot El Capitan in Yosemite National Park … without a rope. Celebrated as one of the greatest athletic feats of any kind, Honnold’s climb set the ultimate standard: perfection or death. Succeeding in this challenge places his story in the annals of human achievement.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Solo Base Vod

    Solo Base

    Xavier Coll (2016)

    Solo Base (From Climbing to Jumping) follows the path of David Fusté along with his friend Turko, both very strong climbers who become BASE jumpers in order to make their dreams of flying a reality. However they don't only become jumpers, since what they do is climbing without ropes with a parachute on their bags, as their only piece 'safety' gear. David also has much respect for nature and the animals, being vegan and living his life as part of the environment itself. Solo BASE is also a tribute to Dean Potter, the one who invented this extreme and yet beautiful way of living the dream.

    Spain / 37 min

    Solo Base

    Xavier Coll

    • 2016
    • Spain
    • 37 min
    Solo Base (From Climbing to Jumping) follows the path of David Fusté along with his friend Turko, both very strong climbers who become BASE jumpers in order to make their dreams of flying a reality. However they don't only become jumpers, since what they do is climbing without ropes with a parachute on their bags, as their only piece 'safety' gear. David also has much respect for nature and the animals, being vegan and living his life as part of the environment itself. Solo BASE is also a tribute to Dean Potter, the one who invented this extreme and yet beautiful way of living the dream.

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    Video on Demand

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