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    Ultimate Survival - Everest

    David McIlvride (2004)

    Critically acclaimed six-part mini-series, shot between March and June 2004, Ultimate Survival: Everest chronicles the Everest efforts of Team Discovery, which included two Canadian climbers - producer and experienced adventure guide Ben Webster, and his girlfriend, rookie climber and PhD candidate in Sports Psychology, Shauna Burke - plus Australian Andrew Lock and Hector Ponce De Leon from Mexico, both veterans of Everest and the world's most intimidating peaks. The series also follows the treks of Annabelle Bond, a London socialite; and diabetic American climber Will Cross.

    Canada / 264 min

    Ultimate Survival - Everest

    David McIlvride

    • 2004
    • Canada
    • 264 min
    Critically acclaimed six-part mini-series, shot between March and June 2004, Ultimate Survival: Everest chronicles the Everest efforts of Team Discovery, which included two Canadian climbers - producer and experienced adventure guide Ben Webster, and his girlfriend, rookie climber and PhD candidate in Sports Psychology, Shauna Burke - plus Australian Andrew Lock and Hector Ponce De Leon from Mexico, both veterans of Everest and the world's most intimidating peaks. The series also follows the treks of Annabelle Bond, a London socialite; and diabetic American climber Will Cross.

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  • Drama / Adventure

    Wings over Everest

    Fay Yu (2019)

    When a plane carrying important documents crashes in the Death Zone of Mount Everest, two men claiming to work for India's research and analysis department offer a large sum of money to Team Wings, a mountain rescue organization, to take them up to recover them. They will fight a fierce battle on the dangerous Himalayas. A Chinese action movie produced for an international audience and digitally remastered to be released in IMAX3D cinemas. Directed by Yu Fay, Wings Over Everest stars Asian Film Award Winner Koji Yakusho, famous actress Zhang Jingchu, and Golden Horse Best Supporting Actor winner Lin Bohong.

    China / 110 min

    Wings over Everest

    Fay Yu

    • 2019
    • China
    • 110 min
    When a plane carrying important documents crashes in the Death Zone of Mount Everest, two men claiming to work for India's research and analysis department offer a large sum of money to Team Wings, a mountain rescue organization, to take them up to recover them. They will fight a fierce battle on the dangerous Himalayas. A Chinese action movie produced for an international audience and digitally remastered to be released in IMAX3D cinemas. Directed by Yu Fay, Wings Over Everest stars Asian Film Award Winner Koji Yakusho, famous actress Zhang Jingchu, and Golden Horse Best Supporting Actor winner Lin Bohong.

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    Monte Sarmiento - Die weisse Diva

    Jochen Schmoll (2016)

    All the mountains have been climbed? Not at all! Monte Sarmiento at the southernmost end of South America is not even 2,300 metres high, and yet mountaineers have only reached the summit twice with over twenty attempts so far. In order to fulfill a mountaineering dream, the Hamburg geologist, photographer and Patagonian expert Ralf Gantzhorn travels to Monte Sarmiento for the seventh time. Three friends accompany him to this company, which begins a sailing trip in the port city of Ushuaia. Even the journey across the sea, with views of green forests, mighty glaciers and untouched mountains, captivates the mountaineers.

    Germany / 28 min

    Monte Sarmiento - Die weisse Diva

    Jochen Schmoll

    • 2016
    • Germany
    • 28 min
    All the mountains have been climbed? Not at all! Monte Sarmiento at the southernmost end of South America is not even 2,300 metres high, and yet mountaineers have only reached the summit twice with over twenty attempts so far. In order to fulfill a mountaineering dream, the Hamburg geologist, photographer and Patagonian expert Ralf Gantzhorn travels to Monte Sarmiento for the seventh time. Three friends accompany him to this company, which begins a sailing trip in the port city of Ushuaia. Even the journey across the sea, with views of green forests, mighty glaciers and untouched mountains, captivates the mountaineers.

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    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 / Mountain Drama

    The climb

    John Schmidt (2002)

    A Christian film about two rock climbers, who meet each other during a rescue. They get a chance to realize a climb of a lifetime, but with an unexpected change: they have to work together. It is a special team, with totally different people, who have different life goals, different views, but use the same climbing technique. It is action filled, but also heart touching film about egoism, responsibility and forgiveness.

    USA / 98 min

    The climb

    John Schmidt

    • 2002
    • USA
    • 98 min
    A Christian film about two rock climbers, who meet each other during a rescue. They get a chance to realize a climb of a lifetime, but with an unexpected change: they have to work together. It is a special team, with totally different people, who have different life goals, different views, but use the same climbing technique. It is action filled, but also heart touching film about egoism, responsibility and forgiveness.

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  • Documentary / Science / Medical

    Himalayan Sherpa Vod

    Himalayan Sherpa

    Jeff Siberry (2016)

    Join Todd Sampson as he tackles some of the biggest challenges of his life using science as his guide. In this episode, Todd travels to the Himalayas to work with Sherpas 6,000m above sea level. The documentary is part of the series Body Hack.

    Australia / 46 min

    Himalayan Sherpa

    Jeff Siberry

    • 2016
    • Australia
    • 46 min
    Join Todd Sampson as he tackles some of the biggest challenges of his life using science as his guide. In this episode, Todd travels to the Himalayas to work with Sherpas 6,000m above sea level. The documentary is part of the series Body Hack.

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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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  • Docudrama / Biographical

    Manaslu - Berg der Seelen Vod

    Manaslu - Berg der Seelen

    Gerald Salmina (2018)

    Hans Kammerlander crowned Manaslu in 2017, along with Stephan Keck, and skied down through a new route. That’s the way these two great mountaineers found redemption after the tragedies they went through on that same mountain years before. With archive footage, interviews and magnific dramatic reconstructions, the film goes through Kammerlander’s greatest achievements and his most painful losses. He is one of the greatest alpinists in history, who keeps asking himself how and why he survived while his best friends passed away in the mountain.

    Austria / 123 min

    Manaslu - Berg der Seelen

    Gerald Salmina

    • 2018
    • Austria
    • 123 min
    Hans Kammerlander crowned Manaslu in 2017, along with Stephan Keck, and skied down through a new route. That’s the way these two great mountaineers found redemption after the tragedies they went through on that same mountain years before. With archive footage, interviews and magnific dramatic reconstructions, the film goes through Kammerlander’s greatest achievements and his most painful losses. He is one of the greatest alpinists in history, who keeps asking himself how and why he survived while his best friends passed away in the mountain.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Alpinist - Confession of a cameraman

    Alpinist - Confession of a cameraman

    Kim Minchul (2016)

    This is the story of some of Korea's most daring albeit little-known mountaineers, their impossible challenges driven by deceptive dreams, and the tragic results that a cameraman not only documented but also actively contributed to causing during four Himalayan expeditions, including the 2009 and 2013. The film was completed following his own death in the Himalayas, right after his first, and last, confession.

    South Korea / 90 min

    Alpinist - Confession of a cameraman

    Kim Minchul, Yim Il-jin

    • 2016
    • South Korea
    • 90 min
    This is the story of some of Korea's most daring albeit little-known mountaineers, their impossible challenges driven by deceptive dreams, and the tragic results that a cameraman not only documented but also actively contributed to causing during four Himalayan expeditions, including the 2009 and 2013. The film was completed following his own death in the Himalayas, right after his first, and last, confession.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    This is Herstory

    Igor Hristov (2019)

    Three female athletes from the Balkans, in a unique and loving way retell their great passion for climbing, mountaineering and living between the wildest nature. Each one of them has highly demanding goals to achieve. This short movie peeks some of their successes and failures, through authentic art and extreme sports. This is their story, and they are: Argyro Papathanasiou, a strong climber from Greece, pushing the limits among female climbing; Ilina Arsova, the first Macedonian woman to reach the 7 highest summits on all continents; Uta Ibrahimi, the first Kosovo and Albanian woman to climb Mount Everest.

    Macedonia / 16 min

    This is Herstory

    Igor Hristov

    • 2019
    • Macedonia
    • 16 min
    Three female athletes from the Balkans, in a unique and loving way retell their great passion for climbing, mountaineering and living between the wildest nature. Each one of them has highly demanding goals to achieve. This short movie peeks some of their successes and failures, through authentic art and extreme sports. This is their story, and they are: Argyro Papathanasiou, a strong climber from Greece, pushing the limits among female climbing; Ilina Arsova, the first Macedonian woman to reach the 7 highest summits on all continents; Uta Ibrahimi, the first Kosovo and Albanian woman to climb Mount Everest.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Vrcholová príťažlivosť DVD

    Vrcholová príťažlivosť

    Rastislav Hatiar (2018)

    Life story of Slovak climber Peter Hámor. An intimate portrait of a mountaineer who has been trying to push his boundaries all his life. The film is not just a comprehensive description of Hámor's performances. It is also a portrait of a man, a picture of the development of his character where he explains the motivation that drives him to this dangerous and magnificent performance.

    Slovakia / 64 min

    Vrcholová príťažlivosť

    Rastislav Hatiar

    • 2018
    • Slovakia
    • 64 min
    Life story of Slovak climber Peter Hámor. An intimate portrait of a mountaineer who has been trying to push his boundaries all his life. The film is not just a comprehensive description of Hámor's performances. It is also a portrait of a man, a picture of the development of his character where he explains the motivation that drives him to this dangerous and magnificent performance.

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    Střípky ze života horolezce

    Libor Dušek (2018)

    A tribute to Miroslav Šmíd, a Czech rock climber, solo climber, mountaineer, mountain cinematographer and photographer. Mira, as he was known, was also an active organizer of climbing and cultural events. In 1981 he founded The International Festival of Mountaineering Films (Czech: Mezinárodní horolezecký filmový festival) in Teplice nad Metují. He also wrote several books. Šmíd died tragically in 1993 during a solo ascent at Lost Arrow Spire in Yosemite. Apparently he fell just below the top while he was climbing unroped. All his equipment was found on the last ledge below the top.

    Slovenia / 28 min

    Střípky ze života horolezce

    Libor Dušek

    • 2018
    • Slovenia
    • 28 min
    A tribute to Miroslav Šmíd, a Czech rock climber, solo climber, mountaineer, mountain cinematographer and photographer. Mira, as he was known, was also an active organizer of climbing and cultural events. In 1981 he founded The International Festival of Mountaineering Films (Czech: Mezinárodní horolezecký filmový festival) in Teplice nad Metují. He also wrote several books. Šmíd died tragically in 1993 during a solo ascent at Lost Arrow Spire in Yosemite. Apparently he fell just below the top while he was climbing unroped. All his equipment was found on the last ledge below the top.

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