Mountains in films

Mountains in films

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About the list

I've created my first list...So,here you can find the list of films of mountain theme.Mountain theme means: climbing,expedition,snowboarding,bouldering…etc.
How you can see,each film has some informations and link(name).If you click the name,you see more informations of film,especially a description.Sometimes I didn’t find it,so If you know a link,please send me a message.
AND If you know some good films which miss in this list or If you have an idea how to improve the list,please send me a message too.
My sources are especially “Film mountain festivals“.But I hope,that you will be my source too…:)

-Films are in an alphabetical order.

The films

Now,you can find here 33 films.

  Name Country Runtime Genre Type Created Language Mountain/Range
A Alone across Australia Australia 51 min Documentary Adventure 2003 English Australia
A A matter of doubt France 28 min Documentary Expedition 2002 French Annapurna(8091m),Nepal
B Balance of risk Great Britain 9 min Documentary Alpine Climbing 2004 English Les Droites(4000m),France
B Belukha - the peak of Tomsk Russia 33 min Documentary Climbing 2004 Russian Belukha(RUS)
C Cannibals and crampons Great Britain 52 min Documentary Adventure,Climbing,Expedition 2001 English Mandela(around 4600m),New Guinea
C Cerro Torre:Scream of stone CAN/GER/FRA/BEL 105 min Drama Expedition,Climbing 1991 English Cerro Torre(3133m),Argentina
C Ciao Martina Poland 21 min Documentary Expedition 2004 English,Italiano Shisha Pangma(8027m),Tibet
C Cliffhanger ITA/FRA/USA 113 min Adventure,Thriller   1993 English Colorado,USA1)
D Die weisse Hölle vom Piz Palü Germany 133 min Drama,Adventure   1929 Deutch Piz Palu(3912m),Switzerland
E Eastern Tide USA 30 min Documentary Bouldering 2001 English New Scotland
E EIGER B.A.S.E. Switzerland 11 min Documentary Free fall 2001 Deutch Eiger(3970m),Switzerland
E Eiger North Face Switzerland 52 min Documentary Alpine climbing 2002 Deutch Eiger(3970m),Switzerland
E Eiger Nordwand live(33h) Germany 225 min(best of) Documentary Alpine climbing 1999 Deutch Eiger(3970m),Switzerland
E Everest USA 44 min Documentary Expedition 1998 English Mount Everest(8850m),Nepal
F Farther Than the Eye Can See USA 75 min Documentary Expedition 2003 English Mount Everest(8850m),Nepal
F First descent USA 110 min   Documentary 2005 English Alaska,USA
F Five days one summer USA 96 min drama Mountaineering 2005 English Switzerland
G Grass:A Nation's Battle for Life USA 71 min Documentary Migration 1925 English Iran
H High life USA 76 min Documentary Snowboarding,Skiing 2003 English Europe,USA,Canada
I Ice axis USA 5 min Documentary Ice climbing 2002 English  
I Ice up FRA 29 min Documentary Climbing 2003 English  
I In the shadow of Kongurtag Russia 90 min Documentary Expedition 2003 Russian Kongur(7719m), China
I Into thin Air USA/Czech rep. 90 min Drama Expedition 1997 English Mount Everest(8850m),Nepal
K K2 USA/GB/JAP 102 min Adventure,Drama Expedition 1992 English K2(8611m),Pakistan
M Mount Poi – the big thing GER 27 min Documentary Expedition 1992 English Mount Poi, Kenya
P People of the wind USA 110 min Documentary Migration 1976 English Iran
S Socialmente inutile ITA 15 min Documentary Climbing 2004 Italy Pesgunfi wall(ITA)
S Sur le fil des 4000 FRA 50 min Documentary Climbing,Skiing... 2005 French Alps
T The Eiger sanction USA 123 min Action,Thriller   1975 English Eiger(3997m),Switzerland
T The accent to the Amadablam Russia 20 min Documentary Expedition 2003 Russian Ama Dablam, Nepal
T Third Man on the Mountain USA 105 min Adventure/Family Expedition 1959 English  
T Touching the void Great Britain 106 min Documentary/Drama Expedition 2003 English Siula Grande(6356m),Peru
V Vertical limit USA/GER 124 min Adventure,Thriller Expedition 2000 English K2(8611m),Pakistan

1)Cliffhanger was filmed in Dolomiti(Italy).

What's the new


8.10.2006-Attached:EIGER NORDWAND LIVE,Die weisse Hölle vom Piz Palü,Cerro Torre - Scream of stone.

20.10.2006-Attached:Farther than the eye can see

29.10.2006-Attached: Belukha - the peak of Tomsk, In the shadow of Kongurtag, Mount Poi – the big thing, Socialmente inutile, The accent to the Amadablam, Third man on the mountain

Additions and CorrectionsPost an Addition or Correction

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Corax - Sep 29, 2006 7:42 pm - Voted 10/10

Some more films

Good idea for an album. Here are some more films. K2 The Eiger Sanction Cliffhanger JC.


turistoalpinista - Sep 29, 2006 7:46 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Some more films

Thank you very much.I will attach them in a moment! TA


jfrishmanIII - Sep 29, 2006 9:35 pm - Hasn't voted


Good list! How about Grass, by Merian C. Cooper, Filmed in 1925, it follows the annual migration of a large tribe of Iranian nomads (the Bakhtiari) across the Karun River and over Zard Kuh in the Zagros Mountains. There's also an updated 1976 documentary (which I haven't seen) about the Bakhtiari migration called People of the Wind:


turistoalpinista - Sep 29, 2006 9:49 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Another

Thanks a lot,I will attach that films! TA


desainme - Sep 29, 2006 10:08 pm - Voted 10/10


"Five Days One Summer" 1982 with Sean Connery by Fred Zinnemann & Giuseppe Rotunno


turistoalpinista - Sep 29, 2006 10:09 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: More

Thank you very much!I will attach it! TA


Scott - Oct 2, 2006 5:24 am - Hasn't voted

Cliff Hanger

In case you might be interested, Cliff Hanger took place in Colorado on the movie, but was really filmed in the Dolmites in Italy.


turistoalpinista - Oct 3, 2006 1:08 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Cliff Hanger

Thank you very much!I will fix that. TA

Sebastian Hamm

Sebastian Hamm - Oct 3, 2006 6:19 pm - Hasn't voted


NICE IDEA. NICE LIST! Addition: "EIGER NORDWAND LIVE" 9+10 Sept. 1999 - 33h Live-Ascent of SF-DRS and SWR. Video 225min BestOf. Evelyne Binsack, Ralf Dujmovits, Hansruedi Gertsch and Stephan Siegrist CORRECTION: ELEVATION OFF EIGER IS ONLY 3.970m ! Cheers Sebastian


turistoalpinista - Oct 6, 2006 1:45 pm - Hasn't voted


Thank you very much!!!I'll attach it.And I'll fix the elevation of Eiger... TA

Sebastian Hamm

Sebastian Hamm - Oct 3, 2006 6:27 pm - Hasn't voted

Die weisse Hölle vom Piz Palü

Die weisse Hölle vom Piz Palü (The white hell of Pitz Palu) 133min - 1929 silent-movie ; 1935 sound-version Gustav Diessl, Leni Riefenstahl, Ernst Petersen, Ernst Udet, Mizzi Götzel Salü Sebastian


Herb - Oct 4, 2006 1:53 pm - Voted 10/10


I can suggest a film to add to your list: "Cerro Torre - Scream of stone" (Original german title "Schrei aus Stein") Category: drama Runtime: 105 min. The movie was directed by Werner Herzog in the year 1991. The story was written by Reinhold Messner! Should be a movie with terrific scenes on Cerro Torre in Patagonia. I discovered it by reading a book from the famous german climber Stefan Glowacz. He even plays a major role in the film. And you can see Hans Kammerlander as a supporting act! There are as well some famous actors in the film, like Donald Sutherland. I ordered the film a few days ago on DVD - I will give you some feedback, when I saw the film... Regards, Herbert


turistoalpinista - Oct 8, 2006 11:58 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Suggestion

Thank you very much for your commnet,I attached the film... TA


Corax - Oct 17, 2006 9:28 am - Voted 10/10

Farther Than the Eye Can See

Farther Than the Eye Can See


turistoalpinista - Oct 20, 2006 1:26 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Farther Than the Eye Can See

Thank you very much for your message,I attached the film...looks very interesting... TA


Corax - Nov 8, 2006 4:49 pm - Voted 10/10


I saw a film called "The Descent" last night. It's basically a horror movie, but there are some climbing and a lot of caving. Almost the whole film is under ground in caves. I'm not sure if this one will fit on the "Mountains in films" page. Maybe. You decide. The Descent


turistoalpinista - Nov 10, 2006 3:15 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Hmmm

Thank you for another recommendation! I don't really know, if I can attach it... I will see it and I'll decide. TA


Corax - Nov 10, 2006 5:01 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Hmmm

Good idea. Y ou better watch it first. It's not really a mountain film, but some climbing in it for sure and cave climbers may think it's a pretty cool film, at least until it becomes too much of a horror movie.


jck - Mar 10, 2007 9:53 pm - Voted 10/10

Masters of Stone?

Is that good title for that list?Well known, five episodes. There was a polish film called Wariant R, about the climb of the hardest route on Mnich(The Monk) in Tatras. The director was Sergiusz Sprudin. There was also a film about first ascent of Nanga Parbat: I don't remember well but it was called Alpinist or just Nanga Parbat...check this out, IMO a very good movie. Another film that I've watched recently was Gran Paradiso- pretty dumb, but about the mountains... K2 was shot on Mount Waddington. Besides few scenes Vertical Limit was shot in Aoraki/Cook area. Anyway: good idea. Regards jck


dmiki - Feb 21, 2010 2:06 pm - Hasn't voted

Some of the links are broken

A matter of doubt Eiger North Face High life Ice axis Ice up

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