The Best Mountaineering Movies
Lets go through the best mountaineering and climbing movies we think are the best. So its not easy to choos a good list, as there are so many movies. We tried to be neutral and respect older movies as well as like brand new ones. Here is the List:
- Beyond the Edge (New Zealand, 2013)
- The summit (Irland/UK, 2012)
- Nanga Parbat (Germany, 2010)
- The wildest dream (USA, 2010)
- Touching the void (UK, 2003)
- Conquest of Everest (UK, 1953)
- K2 - Das letzte Abentuer (USA/UK, 1991)
- Everest (USA, 2015)
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Nehru Institute of Mountaineering - Basic Mountaineering Course
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FIRST ASCENT: Dave Hahn - How To Become a Mountaineer
Dave Hahn's 12 summits (so far) of Everest are the most of any non-Sherpa in history. A guide with Rainier Mountaineering, Inc. since 1986, he has twice received prestigious awards for rescue work. In 2009. he was named Best Mountain Guide by Men's Journal. Dave knows what it takes to become a great mountaineer and what you need to take on mountains like Everest.
Basic Mountaineering Course (BMC) at ABVIMAS Manali
Basic Mountaineering Course (BMC batch 312) was held in May 2013 conducted by ABVIMAS, Manali, Himachal Pradesh (HP) India. It was 26 Day course
I was one of many participants from all over India.
All locations and approximate/GPS tracks of camps, treks etc activities have been shown (also in animation). Most of Major activities done during course have been shown for few seconds.
Activities/training ranged from- basic natural rock climbing, chimney climbing, artificial wall climbing, Types of Belay and anchoring, rappelling/ abseiling- Classical: Shoulder Rappelling and side-arm rappelling, and Mechanical rappelling (200ft), Jumaring (Single Jumaring or Double Jumar techniques), River Crossing techniques, Snow Crafting: snow climbing/rappelling techniques, Glissading (act of fast descent on snow areas- somewhat like skiing without skis), Self Arrest & Team Arrest Techniques (To stop our self/ team after falling), Ice-crafting (Climbing, rappelling, cramponing ) Crevasse Rescue (Z-pulley system), Survival (had to make shelter in little jungle and sleep without sleeping bag for 1 night @ 10,000 ft), Tent pitching and packing.
Height of camp ranged from 6000ft @Manali to 9,500ft @Dhundi.
Trekking till the height of 13,700-14,000ft approx.
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Melissa Arnot: What it Takes to be a Mountaineer
Whittaker Mountaineering and First Ascent Guide Melissa Arnot talks about life in the mountains, her upcoming Everest trip, and women in mountaineering. Learn more about Melissa at
Seminar: Making the Transition to Mountaineering
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The Faces of Dav: The Mountaineer | S1E6
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Over the last 4 years, Davenport has successfully climbed every 14,000-foot peak in Colorado. Now he has his sights on an even loftier goal; climbing the Centennial peaks of Colorado- the top 100 highest peaks in the state. Chris takes to southwest Colorado with partners Ted and Christy Mahon, checking off three more peaks and bringing them within striking distance of completing this 2-year project.
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A Mountaineer Who Dares Greatly: Dave Hahn
Into the Arena - Dave Hahn is a mountaineer with a serious resume. One of his many accomplishment; more summits of Mount Everest than any non-Sherpa climber with 15. Teddy Roosevelt said, It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena.” - Rainier Films -
Cerro Torre - Mountaineering in Patagonia
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The story of two alpinists, Bruno Sourzac and Ramiro Calvo, bewitched by the same mountain: Cerro Torre. In the heart of Patagonia, this granite monolith rejects many suitors, even the most gifted ones.
Ramiro has produced a funny and touching film of the Franco-Argentinean team making the ascent. While not a tango, the music driving the climbers is a key element in the story. Ramiro talks about how and why he made the film, underlining values dear to Argentineans: friendship, laughter and passion...
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The Best Training For Mountaineering - Stairs and Hills [E1]
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Mountain Logic™: Choosing the Right Mountaineering Boot
Whittaker Mountaineering guide team members Melissa Arnot and Peter Whittaker share the logic on how to choose the right boot for mountaineering. Shop for your new mountaineering boots at Whittaker Mountaineering
Norway mountaineering and freediving adventure
Mountaineering in mountains and glaciers in Norway and Sweden plus some freediving and spearfishing in lofoten islands.
Technical Mountaineering Course - November 2015
A look at the first TMC of summer 2015/16.
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Russian Arctic Khininy mountains. Mountaineering in November 2017
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Ueli Steck | Mountaineering Legend
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My 7 day Complete Mountaineering Course with Canada West Mountain school
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Mountain Climbing Extreme Mountaineer Reinhold Messner - "Messner" (Full Movie)
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Reinhold Messner, the world's greatest mountain climber, looks back over his career with surprising candor and self-revelation. It is the career of a man who began climbing with his father in the exquisite Italian Dolomites, but whose restless quest for self-knowledge through extreme adventures made him the most accomplished climber of modern times. MESSNER includes rare film of his astonishing climbs of the world's highest mountains - without using bottled oxygen and often alone.
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Body belaying when mountaineering
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Glenmore Lodge instructor Mark Chaddwick runs through the winter mountaineering skill of body belaying. Glenmore Lodge offer a range of winter mountaineering courses from December to April, based in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, Aviemore.
Wrangelled - A Ski-Mountaineering Flick
The Wrangell St. Elias National Park, Alaska is 13.2 million acres full of spectacular mountains and glaciers. In April of 2013, 4 friends ventured into a remote section of the park to live on a glacier for 2 weeks, setting up base camp in the center of untouched terrain.
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Athletes: Forrest Coots, Jason Thompson
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