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Josh Kautz · · Hopkins, MN · Joined Dec 2017 · Points: 0

Just looking for some favorite films from MP folks about mountaineering, alpine, ice climbing, etc.

Hoping to even hear about some lesser-known productions, maybe some Banff Mountain Film Festival-tier films.

ChrisMurphy · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2016 · Points: 0

Nyainqentangla South East, Nick Bullock

this is short (12 minutes) and it's on youtube and vimeo, quite good, and they won the Piolet d'Or for this climb

abe r · · Boise, ID · Joined Dec 2012 · Points: 20

"The Calling" of House/Przelj climb of Cayesh is badass.  

ChrisMurphy · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2016 · Points: 0

"Ice, Anarchy & the Pursuit of Madness".  this is House/Prezelj/Anderson's first ascent of K7 West

tons of stuff on youtube, vimeo, dailymotion, etc.

cragmantoo · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2015 · Points: 175

Meru was good

Tim Meehan · · Boulder, CO · Joined Apr 2016 · Points: 285

Dodo's Delight and Line Across the Sky. Sender films available on Red Bull TV.

Chris Small · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jan 2013 · Points: 31

Touching the Void. 

ubu · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jan 2009 · Points: 0

Nordwand = awesome movie

FrankPS · · Atascadero, CA · Joined Nov 2009 · Points: 275
ubu wrote:

Nordwand = awesome movie

Good call - great movie based on an attempt on the Eiger.

Tony A. Davis · · Golden, Colorado · Joined Jun 2009 · Points: 155

I have been searching on Amazon for a while and found some very good movies, could be other places but this list is for Amazon, Transition, Distilled, The Wildest Dream (Conrad Anker), The Beckoning Silence (Joe Simpson), High and Hallowed, Climbing for the Fatherland (Eiger scariness), a great gem called L'alpinista (Italian).

Markuso · · Fernie · Joined Jan 2016 · Points: 95

A Line Across the Sky, Any of Jon Griffith's videos on Youtube/vimeo, Touching the Void are some of my favourites.  

Allen Sanderson · · Oootah · Joined Jul 2007 · Points: 1,187

Hook it up to your big screen, grab a couple of beers, toast Kyle, and enjoy.

John Alcorn · · Boulder, CO · Joined Sep 2014 · Points: 390

The Swiss Machine from Reel Rock 5.

+1 on Touching the Void and Beckoning Silence

Nick Niebuhr · · Santa Fe, NM · Joined Aug 2013 · Points: 465

Definitely watch the Road From Karakol!!

Also, check out "Haywire" by Cheyne Lempe on Vimeo. Short but good

Robert Rowsam · · Grand Junction, CO · Joined Oct 2012 · Points: 90
Base Camp Magazine · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Feb 2018 · Points: 0
Josh Kautz wrote:

Just looking for some favorite films from MP folks about mountaineering, alpine, ice climbing, etc.

Hoping to even hear about some lesser-known productions, maybe some Banff Mountain Film Festival-tier films.

Hi Josh, there are many on many outlets, it just depends on what kind of films you're looking for. Our mag often compiles lists like films that can be watched on YouTube and elsewhere. Here are two articles, in particular, that may help you. 


Description: We've linked a few 1996 Everest Disaster documentaries on YouTube like Frontline’s Storm Over Everest, National Geographic’s The Dark Side of Everest, ABC’s Mountain Without Mercy: The Everest Story and more. We've listed some rentable motion pictures from $1.99-$5.99 in this article with links to rent them on iTunes, Vudu, Google Play Movies, Youtube Movies, Amazon and more. You can watch the Youtube ones right on the page or click the title to go to its YouTube page. 

The 1996 Everest Disaster has gone down in history as one of the worst mountaineering disasters to ever have occurred on the mountain, killing eight climbers. You'll also find Interesting:

  • THE 1996 EVEREST DISASTER – THE WHOLE STORY This article compiles the entire story gathered from multiple accounts. At the bottom, you'll find our resources for further reading in articles of interest around the net, links to other films and documentaries to watch and more. 


Description: YouTube is an entire resource for some of the best K2 docs out there. These are some of the best ones we’ve found: K2: The World’s Most Dangerous Mountain, Mountain Men: The Ghosts of K2, K2: The Killer Summit, K2: The Savage Mountain, Fatal Altitude: Tragedy on K2. Watch them right from the page or click their title to go to their respective Youtube Pages. 


Description: Ueli Steck, one of the most revered mountaineers of his time, died on 30, April 2017 while on a Himalayan expedition on Mount Nuptse. He was 40 years old.

Enjoy the memory of Ueli Steck by watching the awe-inspiring videos that made one of the greatest mountaineers a household name.

Other films include The Beckoning Silence a great one. 

Stop by for more. 

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