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Re: Best climbing films ever

Postby DK » Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:35 am

I liked the Eiger Sanction.. sort of a James Bond type climbing movie with Clint Eastwood. The part where he trains in Utah & climbs some tower is really inspiring.. I want to go there!

I saw a movie about the Marolt brothers of Aspen skiing down Everest & other 8000m mts.. very inspiring again!

Then of course, for "bad" climbing movie, there is Vertical Limit.. I still chuckle when they're running at 7500m lol
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Re: Best climbing films ever

Postby lcarreau » Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:41 am

DK wrote:I liked the Eiger Sanction.. sort of a James Bond type climbing movie with Clint Eastwood ...


I liked the ONE where a much younger Clint talked to the trees, for crying out loud ...

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Re: Best climbing films ever

Postby desainme » Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:37 am

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Re: Best climbing films ever

Postby desainme » Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:52 am

stressed out by extreme stuff by the likes of dean potter or a messianic
edlinger? then consider the best oak tree belay by leo houlding and company
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Re: Best climbing films ever

Postby Marmaduke » Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:08 pm

DK wrote:I saw a movie about the Marolt brothers of Aspen skiing down Everest & other 8000m mts.. very inspiring again!


Skiing Everest, watched last night and is very good. They show these guys skiing and climbing several Himalayan peaks as well as in the Andes, Alaska, etc. Good stuff, Comcast has it "On Demand", it's really a documentary than a movie.
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Re: Best climbing films ever

Postby pygmalion » Thu Mar 22, 2012 5:32 pm

Another few for the list:

Cerro Torre: Schrei aus Stein
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0102855/

Gasherbrum: the shimmering mountain (1984) [how has no one mentioned this yet? one of the most fascinating mountaineering movies ever...]
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087317/

Nanga Parbat (2010)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1361349/

The Way Back (2010)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1023114/

The Wildest Dream (2010)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1509276/

127 Hours (2010)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1542344/

Everest - IMAX (1998)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120661/

Himalaya with Michael Palin (2004)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0379115/

National Geographic - The Dark Side of Everest (2003)
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news ... erest.html

PBS Frontline - Storm over Everest (2008)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/everest/

The Beckoning Silence (2007)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1101637/

Cho Oyu - West of Everest (2003)
http://www.adventure-video.com/chooyu.html

Extreme Alaska - Denali National Park (2007)
http://shop.nationalgeographic.com/ngs/ ... l-park-dvd

Everest - 50 Years on the Mountain (2003)
http://shop.nationalgeographic.com/ngs/ ... untain-dvd

PBS Nova - Mountain of Ice (2006)
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/vinson/

The Alps - Climb of your Life - IMAX (2007)
http://www.amazon.com/IMAX-The-Alps-Ade ... 254&sr=1-1

Ascend Denali (2003)
http://www.amazon.com/Ascend-Denali-Kev ... 350&sr=1-1

Kilimanjaro: to the Roof of Africa - IMAX (2002)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0288593/

The Eiger - Wall of Death (2011)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00tlwj3
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