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Re: Best climbing films ever

Postby dmiki » Thu Nov 25, 2010 8:13 pm

ExcitibleBoy wrote:Toni Kurtz/Andi Hinterstrosser (sp?)


Toni Kurz
Andreas Hinterstoisser
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Re: Best climbing films ever

Postby mvs » Fri Nov 26, 2010 10:27 pm

tazz wrote:Don't be sorry mvs. I remember watching this a few years ago. I love it. Plus its a local peak I dream of climbing. Now ya got me watching pumped up about it again. I believe you two did the tunes too right?


Thanks Tazz! Yes we did. Actually Theron does his own music for most of his films which is great. I wish I could climb the route again, it was really excellent.

Movies that show people moving in alpine terrain always get me excited. It doesn't have to be "hard climbing." I love that convention where a camera in a helicopter zooms in on people climbing up a ridge, then circles them as well. At this time of year, a scene like that is motivation to exercise!
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Re: Best climbing films ever

Postby mvs » Sat Nov 27, 2010 6:57 am

tazz wrote:grrr... that sucks. I can't figure out what I need to do to make the link show properly. Duh! Help...


Here ya go, put the main link in a "[vimeo}" block.

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The funny thing about that "I'm not leading"/"You have to" line, was that I was clove hitched into a kind of elaborate 3-nut anchor and extracting myself would be really tough. Much better for Aidan to just keep going! Luckily he didn't really mind...

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Re: Best climbing films ever

Postby Hotoven » Wed Oct 26, 2011 5:43 pm

BUMP

I just added a bunch of movies I have been wanting to put up in the gear reviews. Check them out if you want, there are some good films including North Face and The Man Who Skied Down Everest.

If you think of any you have seen that are not in the gear category, please add them!

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Re: Best climbing films ever

Postby i2stillclimb » Wed Oct 26, 2011 8:36 pm

Back in the early 70s there was a short movie called " Solo "with a guy named Mike Hoover. Havent seen it around for awhile. Though a bit contrived it is the film that inspired me to be a mountaineer.
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Re: Best climbing films ever

Postby Clark_Griswold » Wed Oct 26, 2011 8:57 pm

Huh, this popped up again.

Earlier someone mentioned the Eiger Sanction. It's a good film and I like it, but it's funny, because it is filmed in very far apart but similar looking areas. The plane Eastwood takes to his friend's climbing ranch lands on a dirt strip NE of Kayenta, AZ off of US 163, and minutes later they arrive at the ranch which is actually the Lodge in Zion Canyon at Zion National Park, hundreds of miles away. Later, they are climbing towers in the Monument Valley area, hundreds of miles away, again. They do at least "train" with George in the Zion area. Few would ever notice this subtle filming issue. Most would notice that George was a female, and rather busty.
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Re: Best climbing films ever

Postby aran » Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:08 am

FortMental wrote:
charles wrote:Eric Jones soloing the Eiger Nordwand.


That's a good one. The cinematography on this one still blows me away.....



I've watched the full-length version. It's awesome. Chicks climbing hard alpine stuff. awesome. No chest beating. Perfectly humble, fun-looking stuff in spectacular settings. Awesome.


...oh yeah. No shitty music either. Awesome.


Where did you get a chance to see the whole length version? I'd definitely buy this if I could, beautifully done.
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Re: Best climbing films ever

Postby phlipdascrip » Thu Oct 27, 2011 3:51 pm

aran wrote:Where did you get a chance to see the whole length version? I'd definitely buy this if I could, beautifully done.

http://www.amazon.com/Beyond-Summits-Au ... 018&sr=1-1
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Re: Best climbing films ever

Postby Hotoven » Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:11 pm

Has anyone seen this film called The Asgard Project? It looks interesting, but could be just another group of adrenaline junkies getting their game on.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8raH9SnqyGo&NR=1
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Re: Best climbing films ever

Postby DK » Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:49 pm

Eiger Sanction
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