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Postby beaudittl » Wed Dec 29, 2010 5:20 am

Hey all. I recently watched the film 180 Degrees South and really liked it. I was just curious if anyone knew of any good climbing/outdoor-oriented films, other than the new one out (127 Hours). Thanks guys. Happy Holidays and even happier trails!
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Re: Outdoor Movies/Documentaries

Postby Joe White » Wed Dec 29, 2010 5:52 am

Must see climbing movies are:
Hard Grit
Dosage IV
First Ascent
The Sharp End
John Cunningham on Ben Nevis (youtube)
Eiger Sanction
Nordwand
Eric Jones soloing the Eiger Nordwand
Death of a Mountain Guide
Au-dela des cimes
Touching the Void
Blood, sweat, & bagels
Cliffhanger
Return to sender
Vertical Limit
The Mountain
Mount St. Elias
La Vie Au Bout Des Doigt
Solo

not climbing related but worth seeing for their inspiring outdoor content, climbing or otherwise:
The Bucket List
The Day the Earth Stood Still
Seven Years in Tibet
Running the Sahara
The Edge
Alone in the Wilderness
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Re: Outdoor Movies/Documentaries

Postby jdzaharia » Wed Dec 29, 2010 4:33 pm

One short film I saw in probably 6th grade was "To Build a Fire" which was a Jack London story, I believe. It is an outdoor survival film. I think I saw the 1969 version, but upon searching the internet, it appears there is a 2003 version, too.
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Re: Outdoor Movies/Documentaries

Postby mstender » Wed Dec 29, 2010 4:45 pm

When I grew up in Germany, there were lots of documentaries by Reinhold Messner about his adventures. All of them were brilliant, but my favorite was one about the Ruwenzories. That one got me absolutely hooked!
There were also documentaries by Heinrich Harrer that were very good. Unfortunately, I have never seen any of those in the US, but they are all worth watching if you can get them.
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Re: Outdoor Movies/Documentaries

Postby Kiefer » Wed Dec 29, 2010 5:11 pm

I'll second, "Alone in the Wilderness".

Absolutely incredible! Dick Proenneke is THE man.
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Re: Outdoor Movies/Documentaries

Postby Bill Reed » Wed Dec 29, 2010 8:06 pm

jdzaharia wrote:One short film I saw in probably 6th grade was "To Build a Fire" which was a Jack London story, I believe. It is an outdoor survival film. I think I saw the 1969 version, but upon searching the internet, it appears there is a 2003 version, too.


Saw that also many years ago and found it excellent, 75 degrees below zero is pretty damn cold! I would add K2 to Joe's list. Don't recall seeing Alone in the Wilderness, I'll have to check it out.
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Re: Outdoor Movies/Documentaries

Postby JasonH » Wed Dec 29, 2010 8:50 pm

Vertical Limit!
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Re: Outdoor Movies/Documentaries

Postby Marmaduke » Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:10 am

Just watched 180 Degrees South. Pretty good. Also watched one where a group of Tibetan blind kids were to hike a peak next to Everest. Very Goodl! Will update with the name.
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Re: Outdoor Movies/Documentaries

Postby Scott » Thu Dec 19, 2013 1:21 pm

Probably my favorite climbing movie:

http://www.amazon.com/Higher-Ambitions- ... +ambitions

It was never extremely well known though and seems to becoming harder to get.
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Re: Outdoor Movies/Documentaries

Postby Fletch » Thu Dec 19, 2013 9:20 pm

beaudittl wrote:180 Degrees South

Are we really calling this an outdoor movie --- or perhaps the longest Patagonia commercial ever made??? :? I keep thinking of Yvon Chounard as the captain of the Starship Enterprise - "I can't hear you over the sound of how awesome I am..." :lol:

(don't mean to derail this... :oops: )
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Re: Outdoor Movies/Documentaries

Postby Andrew Rankine » Thu Dec 19, 2013 10:30 pm

To The Limit is on Netflix. It is about the Huber brothers trying to break the speed record on the Nose, a hanging out a bit in Germany, and an expedition in Patagonia. Pretty good movie, mostly in German.

Touching The Void is also on Netflix. Needs no introduction.

180 Degrees South is too.

Any others on Netflix? I must've forgotten a few.
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Re: Outdoor Movies/Documentaries

Postby Bubba Suess » Thu Dec 19, 2013 11:39 pm

It is a shame that White Water Summer is always forgotten in these conversations. I loved this movie when I was a kid.
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Re: Outdoor Movies/Documentaries

Postby BriannaNicole » Fri Dec 27, 2013 7:46 pm

Touching the Void (on Netflix) is a must see!
The Beckoning Silence (On Youtube)
Kilian Jornet's A Fine Line (must buy from his website http://store.summitsofmylife.com/en/hom ... -line.html)
Into the Wild
The new film The Summit was in theaters and should be coming out soon too
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Re: Outdoor Movies/Documentaries

Postby Matt Lemke » Fri Dec 27, 2013 9:00 pm

Touching the void depicts possibly the best survival story in the history of modern mankind!
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Re: Outdoor Movies/Documentaries

Postby Kai » Fri Dec 27, 2013 9:39 pm

I saw an old movie. From the gear, it appeared to be 1980's vintage.

It was a documentary type movie, about 15-20 minutes long, similar to "Solo."

It's a guy, climbing solo, with skis on his back. Looks a lot like the Tetons. Pounding pitons, etc.

Finally, he reaches the top, then puts on his skis, and heads down a couloir. Falls once, the gets up and skis some more.

Anyone recognize this? Know the name? Ring any bells?
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