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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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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    13 faces du Valais

    Yannick Bacher (2017)

    13 Faces du Valais is a journey through the heart of The canton of Valais, Switzerland. From the high peaks to the mouth of the Rhône. 13 faces and 13 facets, revealed during a journey over four seasons and told by 13 encounters through 13 districts. Through the eyes of these 13 characters, we discover “their” Valais; enthusiastic, dynamic, and athletic. The film is dotted with testimonials and authenticity while following the flow of the water.

    Switzerland / 88 min

    13 faces du Valais

    Yannick Bacher, David Carlier, David Arnaud

    • 2017
    • Switzerland
    • 88 min
    13 Faces du Valais is a journey through the heart of The canton of Valais, Switzerland. From the high peaks to the mouth of the Rhône. 13 faces and 13 facets, revealed during a journey over four seasons and told by 13 encounters through 13 districts. Through the eyes of these 13 characters, we discover “their” Valais; enthusiastic, dynamic, and athletic. The film is dotted with testimonials and authenticity while following the flow of the water.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Encordés Vod

    Encordés

    Frédéric Favre (2017)

    For a year and a half, filmmaker Frédéric Favre follows three ski mountaineers as they prepare for the Patrouille des Glaciers, a tough race through the Swiss Alps. Florence wants to race in memory of her father, but she is struggling to fit into his team. Guillaume is a seasoned competitor. He finds it difficult to reconcile family, work and passion. Antoine comes out of detoxification. By racing, he wants to prove to the world that he is not less than nothing. An intimate journey, an adventure that will transform them all.

    Switzerland / 106 min

    Encordés

    Frédéric Favre

    • 2017
    • Switzerland
    • 106 min
    For a year and a half, filmmaker Frédéric Favre follows three ski mountaineers as they prepare for the Patrouille des Glaciers, a tough race through the Swiss Alps. Florence wants to race in memory of her father, but she is struggling to fit into his team. Guillaume is a seasoned competitor. He finds it difficult to reconcile family, work and passion. Antoine comes out of detoxification. By racing, he wants to prove to the world that he is not less than nothing. An intimate journey, an adventure that will transform them all.

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    Montagnes d'Alaska

    Pierre Royer (1984)

    An expedition of the French Groupe Militaire de Haute Montagne (GMHM) led by Lieutenant Colonel Jean-Claude Marmier to Alaska in 1984, where they made an amazing number of important ascents: Mount McKinley (Denali) via Western Rib, via West Buttress, and West Buttress-Muldrow Traverse;  Mount Foraker via southeast ridge; Mount Hunter via north face, via the west ridge, and via south ridge; and Rooster Comb via the north face. The Rooster Comb climb probably was the second ascent of the route.

    France / 14 min

    Montagnes d'Alaska

    Pierre Royer

    • 1984
    • France
    • 14 min
    An expedition of the French Groupe Militaire de Haute Montagne (GMHM) led by Lieutenant Colonel Jean-Claude Marmier to Alaska in 1984, where they made an amazing number of important ascents: Mount McKinley (Denali) via Western Rib, via West Buttress, and West Buttress-Muldrow Traverse;  Mount Foraker via southeast ridge; Mount Hunter via north face, via the west ridge, and via south ridge; and Rooster Comb via the north face. The Rooster Comb climb probably was the second ascent of the route.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

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    Hoisted from hell

    Andrew Parkin (2020)

    In this episode of 'Extreme rescues' three stories are presented: members of a helicopter crew try to rescue a mountain climber from a cliff; a crevasse opens up under a group of ski mountaineers; rescuers cope with stormy conditions to save a fisherman with an injured hand. Extreme rescues tells the stories of some of the most gripping, real-life rescue situations told for the first time. Each program of the series allows viewers to experience the story from the moment tragedy strikes, following every beat of the rescue operation as it unfolds. The actual footage is intercut with powerful interviews of the rescuers and the survivors.

    UK / 45 min

    Hoisted from hell

    Andrew Parkin, Jim Nally, Philip Stebbing

    • 2020
    • UK
    • 45 min
    In this episode of 'Extreme rescues' three stories are presented: members of a helicopter crew try to rescue a mountain climber from a cliff; a crevasse opens up under a group of ski mountaineers; rescuers cope with stormy conditions to save a fisherman with an injured hand. Extreme rescues tells the stories of some of the most gripping, real-life rescue situations told for the first time. Each program of the series allows viewers to experience the story from the moment tragedy strikes, following every beat of the rescue operation as it unfolds. The actual footage is intercut with powerful interviews of the rescuers and the survivors.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    20/20 - Two decades of women leading climbing and skiing

    Zach Wolfson (2019)

    This short documentary looks back on female accomplishments in climbing and skiing from the past 20 years. With interviews from eight successful female mountaineers, climbers, and skiers, viewers receive insight into the struggles and highlights of being a woman among traditionally male-dominated mountain landscapes. A film by Zach Wolfson.

    USA / 15 min

    20/20 - Two decades of women leading climbing and skiing

    Zach Wolfson

    • 2019
    • USA
    • 15 min
    This short documentary looks back on female accomplishments in climbing and skiing from the past 20 years. With interviews from eight successful female mountaineers, climbers, and skiers, viewers receive insight into the struggles and highlights of being a woman among traditionally male-dominated mountain landscapes. A film by Zach Wolfson.

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  • Documentary / Historical

    Fire on the mountain DVD

    Fire on the mountain

    George Gage (1996)

    The goal was clear: defeat the Nazis who were entrenched high in the snowy mountains of Italy. Drawing together an elite group of champion skiers, mountain climbers and European mountaineers, the U.S. Army created the 10th Mountain Division, America's only mountain and winter warfare fighting unit. From the intensive training atop the Colorado Rockies to the spectacular night climb of Italy's Riva Ridge - where the 10th scored their biggest victory against Hitler's troops - Fire on the Mountain tells the thrilling story of these rugged, courageous men in all their glory.

    USA / 73 min

    Fire on the mountain

    George Gage, Beth Gage

    • 1996
    • USA
    • 73 min
    The goal was clear: defeat the Nazis who were entrenched high in the snowy mountains of Italy. Drawing together an elite group of champion skiers, mountain climbers and European mountaineers, the U.S. Army created the 10th Mountain Division, America's only mountain and winter warfare fighting unit. From the intensive training atop the Colorado Rockies to the spectacular night climb of Italy's Riva Ridge - where the 10th scored their biggest victory against Hitler's troops - Fire on the Mountain tells the thrilling story of these rugged, courageous men in all their glory.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Maratona Bianca

    Maratona Bianca

    Mario Craveri (1935)

    Vintage images that show one of the first editions of the Trofeo Mezzalama, an ancient Italian high altitude ski mountaineering competition in upper Valtournenche and Ayas valleys, in Aosta Valley. Last hours of feverish preparations before the start, tied in a roped party, the teams prepare for the race. The film is the chronicle of the stages of the competition following the groups of skiers with the camera even from the plane.

    Italy / 24 min

    Maratona Bianca

    Mario Craveri, Alessandro Previtera

    • 1935
    • Italy
    • 24 min
    Vintage images that show one of the first editions of the Trofeo Mezzalama, an ancient Italian high altitude ski mountaineering competition in upper Valtournenche and Ayas valleys, in Aosta Valley. Last hours of feverish preparations before the start, tied in a roped party, the teams prepare for the race. The film is the chronicle of the stages of the competition following the groups of skiers with the camera even from the plane.

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    Freeride v zone smerti, 8000+

    Vitaly Lazo (2018)

    In September 2017 Vitalij Lazo and Anton Pugovkin climbed Manaslu without supplementary oxygen and made the first freeride descent from the top of an 8000+ meters high mountain performed by Russians. The oxygen-free ascent was dedicated to the Kamchatka Himalayan expedition of 1993, in which 2 participants died on this route. This was the first project of Death Zone Freeride a Russian team that aims to climb and ski several eight-thousanders without using bottled oxygen.

    Russia / 21 min

    Freeride v zone smerti, 8000+

    Vitaly Lazo, Anton Pugovkin

    • 2018
    • Russia
    • 21 min
    In September 2017 Vitalij Lazo and Anton Pugovkin climbed Manaslu without supplementary oxygen and made the first freeride descent from the top of an 8000+ meters high mountain performed by Russians. The oxygen-free ascent was dedicated to the Kamchatka Himalayan expedition of 1993, in which 2 participants died on this route. This was the first project of Death Zone Freeride a Russian team that aims to climb and ski several eight-thousanders without using bottled oxygen.

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    Annapurna, spasibo chto zhivoy

    Vitaly Lazo (2019)

    As part of the Freeride in the Death Zone project, in 2018 Vitaly Lazo and Anton Pugovkiny attempted to climb and ski Annapurna, one of the most dangerous 8,000, without bottled oxygen. Vitaly and Anton failed to climb the summit, but considered the expedition a success as they managed to come back alive from the peak. In 2017, the freeriders successfully climbed and skied down from Manaslu (8163 meters) on what was the first Russian ski descent from an eight-thousand without bottled oxygen.

    Russia / 33 min

    Annapurna, spasibo chto zhivoy

    Vitaly Lazo, Anton Pugovkin

    • 2019
    • Russia
    • 33 min
    As part of the Freeride in the Death Zone project, in 2018 Vitaly Lazo and Anton Pugovkiny attempted to climb and ski Annapurna, one of the most dangerous 8,000, without bottled oxygen. Vitaly and Anton failed to climb the summit, but considered the expedition a success as they managed to come back alive from the peak. In 2017, the freeriders successfully climbed and skied down from Manaslu (8163 meters) on what was the first Russian ski descent from an eight-thousand without bottled oxygen.

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    Beyond Skiing Everest Vod

    Beyond Skiing Everest

    Steve Bellamy (2019)

    Story of life long friends progressing high altitude skiing from the first American ski descent of an 8,000-meter peak to being inducted to the USA National Ski Hall of Fame. The film covers nearly 30 years and arguably the most extensive skiing resume in the 5,000 meters to 8,000-meter peaks including a pioneering effort to the ultimate: climbing and skiing in the Winter Himalaya.

    USA / 81 min

    Beyond Skiing Everest

    Steve Bellamy

    • 2019
    • USA
    • 81 min
    Story of life long friends progressing high altitude skiing from the first American ski descent of an 8,000-meter peak to being inducted to the USA National Ski Hall of Fame. The film covers nearly 30 years and arguably the most extensive skiing resume in the 5,000 meters to 8,000-meter peaks including a pioneering effort to the ultimate: climbing and skiing in the Winter Himalaya.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Skiing Everest Vod

    Skiing Everest

    Les Guthman (2009)

    Filmed by Mike Marolt over ten years, 'Skiing Everest' tells the story of a group of close friends, lead by Mike Marolt and his twin brother Steve, who grew up in Aspen, Colorado and went on to become the first Americans to ski from above 8,000 meters (26,247 ft.) when they skied from the summit of Shisha Pangma in Tibet in 2000, and then challenged the highest slopes in the world on Mt. Everest. The film also tells the history of high altitude skiing, dating back to the 1930s; and includes interviews with Hans Kammerlander, who was the first to ski from the summit of Everest; Laura Bakos, the first woman to ski from the summit of an 8,000 m. peak; and Chris Davenport, the two-time world extreme skiing champion.

    USA / 82 min

    Skiing Everest

    Les Guthman, Mike Marolt

    • 2009
    • USA
    • 82 min
    Filmed by Mike Marolt over ten years, 'Skiing Everest' tells the story of a group of close friends, lead by Mike Marolt and his twin brother Steve, who grew up in Aspen, Colorado and went on to become the first Americans to ski from above 8,000 meters (26,247 ft.) when they skied from the summit of Shisha Pangma in Tibet in 2000, and then challenged the highest slopes in the world on Mt. Everest. The film also tells the history of high altitude skiing, dating back to the 1930s; and includes interviews with Hans Kammerlander, who was the first to ski from the summit of Everest; Laura Bakos, the first woman to ski from the summit of an 8,000 m. peak; and Chris Davenport, the two-time world extreme skiing champion.

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