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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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  • Drama / Adventure

    The Climb Vod

    The Climb

    Donald Shebib (1986)

    Story of mountaineer Hermann Buhl and his attempt on the summit of Nanga Parbat in 1953. The characters and incidents are based on the descriptions as described in the soruce material 'Nanga Parbat pilgrimage' written by Hermann Buhl. A production that was part of a series of three teleplays called Mountain Men, which concerned climbers who were the first to scale three iconic mountains. The other two are: Matterhorn by Lucy Walker (A dangerous kind of love, Colin Godman), Mont Blanc by Jacques Balmat (The great white mountain, Colin Godman).

    Canada, UK / 90 min

    The Climb

    Donald Shebib

    • 1986
    • Canada, UK
    • 90 min
    Story of mountaineer Hermann Buhl and his attempt on the summit of Nanga Parbat in 1953. The characters and incidents are based on the descriptions as described in the soruce material 'Nanga Parbat pilgrimage' written by Hermann Buhl. A production that was part of a series of three teleplays called Mountain Men, which concerned climbers who were the first to scale three iconic mountains. The other two are: Matterhorn by Lucy Walker (A dangerous kind of love, Colin Godman), Mont Blanc by Jacques Balmat (The great white mountain, Colin Godman).

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

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    Lost on Everest

    Renan Ozturk (2019)

    Reaching 29,029 feet, Mount Everest has long captivated mountaineers of all stripes. But a peak that draws athletes and mountaineers to new heights isn’t without danger — or a dark side. Perhaps the peak’s greatest mystery is the missing body of Andrew “Sandy” Irvine who disappeared alongside George Leigh Mallory in 1924 just 800 vertical feet from the summit. In Lost on Everest, we follow along as a team of elite climbers with new intel on the location of his missing body set out to solve what may be mountaineering’s great mystery. Along with the body, the team hopes to find Irvine’s camera and the footage that could rewrite history.

    USA / 48 min

    Lost on Everest

    Renan Ozturk, Drew Pulley

    • 2019
    • USA
    • 48 min
    Reaching 29,029 feet, Mount Everest has long captivated mountaineers of all stripes. But a peak that draws athletes and mountaineers to new heights isn’t without danger — or a dark side. Perhaps the peak’s greatest mystery is the missing body of Andrew “Sandy” Irvine who disappeared alongside George Leigh Mallory in 1924 just 800 vertical feet from the summit. In Lost on Everest, we follow along as a team of elite climbers with new intel on the location of his missing body set out to solve what may be mountaineering’s great mystery. Along with the body, the team hopes to find Irvine’s camera and the footage that could rewrite history.

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  • Documentary / Historical

    Valle della Luce

    Valle della Luce

    Alberto Beltrami (2020)

    Eighty-seven years after the first mountaineering ascent in Valle della Sarca, the film offers an overview of the climbing history of rock faces in the valley, which today attract enthusiasts from all over the world. The narration is entrusted to climbing scenes and interviews with key figures, set against the backdrop of stunning scenery. It is the story of a training ground combining two currents, mountaineering and sports climbing, seeking sometimes equilibrium and sometimes extreme experiences.

    Italy / 48 min

    Valle della Luce

    Alberto Beltrami, Lia Giovanazzi Beltrami

    • 2020
    • Italy
    • 48 min
    Eighty-seven years after the first mountaineering ascent in Valle della Sarca, the film offers an overview of the climbing history of rock faces in the valley, which today attract enthusiasts from all over the world. The narration is entrusted to climbing scenes and interviews with key figures, set against the backdrop of stunning scenery. It is the story of a training ground combining two currents, mountaineering and sports climbing, seeking sometimes equilibrium and sometimes extreme experiences.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    L'angelo custode

    Matteo Mocellin (2014)

    Toni Marchiorello dedicated himself to the mountains and mountaineering from a very young age: the soul of the CAI, the first Mountaineering Instructor in the Bassano area, he has collected 35 climbs over 4000 meters of altitude. At the ripe old age of 85, he is still a man of the mountains and continues to participate in hiking activities in Italy and abroad and is not lacking in every occasion of cheerful conviviality. Its feature? The total absence of a sense of direction. Hence the nickname 'Compass'.

    Italy / 22 min

    L'angelo custode

    Matteo Mocellin

    • 2014
    • Italy
    • 22 min
    Toni Marchiorello dedicated himself to the mountains and mountaineering from a very young age: the soul of the CAI, the first Mountaineering Instructor in the Bassano area, he has collected 35 climbs over 4000 meters of altitude. At the ripe old age of 85, he is still a man of the mountains and continues to participate in hiking activities in Italy and abroad and is not lacking in every occasion of cheerful conviviality. Its feature? The total absence of a sense of direction. Hence the nickname 'Compass'.

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  • Drama / Mountain Drama

    Premier de cordée DVD

    Premier de cordée

    Pierre-Antoine Hiroz (1999)

    Joseph Serettaz, a reputed guide from Chamonix, in the French Alps, is killed at the end of the 1930's during a climbing expedition with a rich industrialist from Milan. The latter is unhurt, although in a state of shock. When Zian Servettaz sets off to find his father’s body, destiny again takes a hand and he too is the victim of a fall, in which he fractures his cranium. The industrialist’s daughter Bianca would like to express her gratitude to the Servettaz family, but Zian rebuffs her kindness. Adaptation of three novels by Roger Frison-Roche (Premier de cordee, La grande crevasse, Retour a la montagne).

    France, Italy, Switzerland / 178 min

    Premier de cordée

    Pierre-Antoine Hiroz, Edouard Niermans

    • 1999
    • France, Italy, Switzerland
    • 178 min
    Joseph Serettaz, a reputed guide from Chamonix, in the French Alps, is killed at the end of the 1930's during a climbing expedition with a rich industrialist from Milan. The latter is unhurt, although in a state of shock. When Zian Servettaz sets off to find his father’s body, destiny again takes a hand and he too is the victim of a fall, in which he fractures his cranium. The industrialist’s daughter Bianca would like to express her gratitude to the Servettaz family, but Zian rebuffs her kindness. Adaptation of three novels by Roger Frison-Roche (Premier de cordee, La grande crevasse, Retour a la montagne).

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  • Drama / Thriller

    Mémoire de glace

    Mémoire de glace

    Pierre-Antoine Hiroz (2006)

    In the sumptuous setting of the Mont Blanc, a family secret in the form of a perfectly conserved body has remained buried deep in the ice for 15 years. Its reappearance will spark off many emotions. Everyone had believed that Bertrand Santini had been living happily abroad all those years. The difficult task of solving the mystery surrounding Bertrand Santini’s death falls to Police Lieutenant Martin Le Kerrec. From false leads to good intuition, from false suspects to true revelations, the young policeman will gently but determinedly untangle the painful secret weighing down on two families who have lived a lie for fifteen years.

    France / 90 min

    Mémoire de glace

    Pierre-Antoine Hiroz

    • 2006
    • France
    • 90 min
    In the sumptuous setting of the Mont Blanc, a family secret in the form of a perfectly conserved body has remained buried deep in the ice for 15 years. Its reappearance will spark off many emotions. Everyone had believed that Bertrand Santini had been living happily abroad all those years. The difficult task of solving the mystery surrounding Bertrand Santini’s death falls to Police Lieutenant Martin Le Kerrec. From false leads to good intuition, from false suspects to true revelations, the young policeman will gently but determinedly untangle the painful secret weighing down on two families who have lived a lie for fifteen years.

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  • Drama / Mountain Drama

    Der Kampf ums Matterhorn Vod

    Der Kampf ums Matterhorn

    Nunzio Malasomma (1934)

    Sounded version of the 1928 film 'Der Kampf ums Matterhorn'. The added sound track included music composed by Schmidt-Boelckeb and dubbed dialogs by different actors. This version is slightly shorter than the silent film due to the disappearance of the movie titles. The story, based on the novel by Carl Haensel recreates the struggle between Edward Whymper and Jean-Antoine Carrel for the first successful ascent of the Matterhorn in 1865. In 1938 two new versions of the movie were filmed under the direction of Luis Trenker, who acted again in the role of Carrel. One version was shot in German (Der Berg ruft) and the other in English (The Challenge).

    Germany / 79 min

    Der Kampf ums Matterhorn

    Nunzio Malasomma, Mario Bonnard

    • 1934
    • Germany
    • 79 min
    Sounded version of the 1928 film 'Der Kampf ums Matterhorn'. The added sound track included music composed by Schmidt-Boelckeb and dubbed dialogs by different actors. This version is slightly shorter than the silent film due to the disappearance of the movie titles. The story, based on the novel by Carl Haensel recreates the struggle between Edward Whymper and Jean-Antoine Carrel for the first successful ascent of the Matterhorn in 1865. In 1938 two new versions of the movie were filmed under the direction of Luis Trenker, who acted again in the role of Carrel. One version was shot in German (Der Berg ruft) and the other in English (The Challenge).

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  • Drama / Adventure

    The Last Blue Mountain

    The Last Blue Mountain

    Lawrence Gordon Clark (1971)

    A film recreating the heart-rending true story of the 1957 expedition to Mount Haramosh in the Karakoram range in Pakistan. With the summit beyond reach, four young climbers are about to return to camp. Their brief pause to enjoy the view and take photographs is interrupted by an avalanche that sweeps Bernard Jillott and John Emery hundreds of feet down the mountain into a snow basin. Miraculously, they both survive the fall. Rae Culbert and Tony Streather risk their own lives to rescue their friends, only to become stranded alongside them.

    UK / 30 min

    The Last Blue Mountain

    Lawrence Gordon Clark

    • 1971
    • UK
    • 30 min
    A film recreating the heart-rending true story of the 1957 expedition to Mount Haramosh in the Karakoram range in Pakistan. With the summit beyond reach, four young climbers are about to return to camp. Their brief pause to enjoy the view and take photographs is interrupted by an avalanche that sweeps Bernard Jillott and John Emery hundreds of feet down the mountain into a snow basin. Miraculously, they both survive the fall. Rae Culbert and Tony Streather risk their own lives to rescue their friends, only to become stranded alongside them.

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  • Drama / Biographical

    Non avere paura

    Andrea Porporati (2014)

    A true story about an unlikely friendship between a ski instructor named Lino Zani and Pope John Paul II who met in 1981, during Wojtyła's stay at Lino's family ski lodge. Years later, with the help of Pope John Paul II's spiritual guidance, Lino is inspired to achieve his dreams by climbing Mount Everest. The film is based on the book 'Era santo, era huomo' (The Secret Life of John Paul II), written in 2012 by Lino Zani and Marilu Simoneschi. Another mountaineering feat achieved by Zaini was the first ski descent from Cho Oyu in 1988 together with Flavio Spazzadeschi.

    Italy / 98 min

    Non avere paura

    Andrea Porporati

    • 2014
    • Italy
    • 98 min
    A true story about an unlikely friendship between a ski instructor named Lino Zani and Pope John Paul II who met in 1981, during Wojtyła's stay at Lino's family ski lodge. Years later, with the help of Pope John Paul II's spiritual guidance, Lino is inspired to achieve his dreams by climbing Mount Everest. The film is based on the book 'Era santo, era huomo' (The Secret Life of John Paul II), written in 2012 by Lino Zani and Marilu Simoneschi. Another mountaineering feat achieved by Zaini was the first ski descent from Cho Oyu in 1988 together with Flavio Spazzadeschi.

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  • Drama / Adventure

    Eagle Rock

    Henry Geddes (1964)

    A healthy dose of fresh air, a few risky situations and good-natured pranks make this Children Film Foundation film a most enjoyable watch. David is a stubborn London teenager with a sense of his own superiority. Spending a couple of weeks at a boys-only youth club in the Lake District, he gets frustrated when forbidden to climb a local mountain - due to a protected eagle nesting at the top - and plots a secret ascent. What could go wrong?

    UK / 62 min

    Eagle Rock

    Henry Geddes

    • 1964
    • UK
    • 62 min
    A healthy dose of fresh air, a few risky situations and good-natured pranks make this Children Film Foundation film a most enjoyable watch. David is a stubborn London teenager with a sense of his own superiority. Spending a couple of weeks at a boys-only youth club in the Lake District, he gets frustrated when forbidden to climb a local mountain - due to a protected eagle nesting at the top - and plots a secret ascent. What could go wrong?

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  • Documentary / Historical

    The Grand Rescue DVD

    The Grand Rescue

    William A. Kerig (2013)

    A documentary film recounting the legendary 1967 rescue on the North Face of the Grand Teton by Park Service rescuers. Risking their lives to save a severely injured climber and his companion, the rescue took three harrowing days and pushed the team to new abilities. Each day, deprived of food and sleep, they battled the elements, unknown terrain, and a victim who believed the rescue was not being properly executed. The film utilizes re-creations from high on the mountain as well as modern day interviews with the victims and the rescuers. A band of brothers story, The Grand Rescue exposes the tenuous relationship between man and mountain and recounts an unprecedented rescue in American mountaineering.

    USA / 52 min

    The Grand Rescue

    William A. Kerig, Meredith Lavitt, Jenny Wilson

    • 2013
    • USA
    • 52 min
    A documentary film recounting the legendary 1967 rescue on the North Face of the Grand Teton by Park Service rescuers. Risking their lives to save a severely injured climber and his companion, the rescue took three harrowing days and pushed the team to new abilities. Each day, deprived of food and sleep, they battled the elements, unknown terrain, and a victim who believed the rescue was not being properly executed. The film utilizes re-creations from high on the mountain as well as modern day interviews with the victims and the rescuers. A band of brothers story, The Grand Rescue exposes the tenuous relationship between man and mountain and recounts an unprecedented rescue in American mountaineering.

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