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Re: Mountain movies/documentaries

Post by MUni Rider » Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:51 am

JChitwood wrote:
LOL! Just like everyone I go out with knows who the name Walt Blackadar. And Jim Stohlquist, Rob Lesser, Corran Addison, Tao Berman, Eric Jackson... Household names, one and all![/quote]

I'd say boaters over 40 or so know most of those guys. I met Tao Berman at an REI presentation years ago, Jim Stohlquist and Eric Jackson many times, and made a pilgrimage to Blackadar's grave at the Pioneer Cemetary in Idaho in 2013 after a day on the Canyon Run. I must admit to not knowing Corran Addison.[/quote]

Yeah, I've boated along with Tao in Gore Canyon and Eric Jackson on the Arkansas with some disabled vets years ago. (Great guys).

Corran Addison is the founder of Riot Kayaks. Led the industry in whitewater boat designs that all manufacturers now seem to have copied in their rodeo/freestyle boats. (short tips, vertical sides, sharp chines, blunt ends, high knees) He has since moved on to designing ocean surfing kayaks and now back to river boats and SUP. I decided to look him up again just now and learned something new on Wiki:
Corran was one of the first people in the United States to be certified by the National Ski Patrol on a Snowboard. He was a sponsored snowboarder for many years, racing in the Mid Atlantic series for several years.
Cool stuff, related to mountains.

---but I digress back to the original subject.... I haven't heard of many of these shows. I look forward to looking them up and watching them. Thanks for posting!
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Post by Bombay2Boulder » Mon Dec 14, 2020 12:12 pm

I thought there was a bigger mega thread for documentaries but couldn't find one and didn't wanna start a separate thread for this one. But I really liked the perspective behind this TGR documentary which came out recently.
[YouTubeVideo]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHVSeqzI1vU[/YouTubeVideo]
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Re: Mountain movies/documentaries

Post by mountmurphy » Mon Dec 14, 2020 1:06 pm

I love the movie “Meru”!
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Post by greenonion » Mon Dec 14, 2020 1:29 pm

mountmurphy wrote:
Mon Dec 14, 2020 1:06 pm
I love the movie “Meru”!
Bingo. Ditto. +1. Meru = outstanding
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Post by HikerGuy » Mon Dec 14, 2020 1:44 pm

It has already been mentioned, but "The Beckoning Silence" with Joe Simpson is very good and is streaming on Amazon Prime. Also on Prime right now is "Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey", excellent as well.
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Post by dwemp6 » Mon Dec 14, 2020 3:54 pm

Though mentioned already, I must reiterate that Meru, Dawn Wall, Free Solo, and Valley Uprising are simply incredible feats of athleticism, film making and story telling and should be viewed by all, not just those into mountaineering.

My contributions are mostly Ski Movies but I highly recommend the following:

Claim - The best Ski Movie ever made, IMO
Higher - Jeremy Jones, enough said
McConkey - Shane was a true legend
Swift, Silent and Deep - Story of the JH Air Force
The Continuum - Old School TGR, jump turns and straight skis.. love it!
Everest (1998) - The documentary (not the 2015 movie with Jake Gyllenhaal)
Few Words - No one skis like Candide Thovex
Messner (2012) - German documentary about the mountaineering icon
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Post by pvnisher » Mon Dec 14, 2020 5:09 pm

Any of this guy's YouTube videos.

https://www.youtube.com/user/EigerPvnisher
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Post by ltlFish99 » Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:29 pm

greenonion wrote:
Mon Dec 14, 2020 1:29 pm
mountmurphy wrote:
Mon Dec 14, 2020 1:06 pm
I love the movie “Meru”!
Bingo. Ditto. +1. Meru = outstanding
Meru is a great movie.
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Post by ltlFish99 » Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:31 pm

douglas wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:07 am
Touching the Void is outstanding.
+1 for touching the void. I never get tired of watching that film.
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Post by ltlFish99 » Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:40 pm

nyker wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:41 pm
Watch the North Face - its a true story set in 1930's Germany about a race to climb the North face of the Eiger. Politics aside, its a good movie.

If you like vintage Clint Eastwood and a little more Hollywood tone, follow it up with the Eiger Sanction
+1 for the North face. I really enjoyed that.
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Post by SchralpTheGnar » Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:41 pm

My favorite with Shooter McGavin playing Jon Krakuer
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Post by ltlFish99 » Mon Dec 14, 2020 8:48 pm

dwemp6 wrote:
Mon Dec 14, 2020 3:54 pm
Though mentioned already, I must reiterate that Meru, Dawn Wall, Free Solo, and Valley Uprising are simply incredible feats of athleticism, film making and story telling and should be viewed by all, not just those into mountaineering.

My contributions are mostly Ski Movies but I highly recommend the following:

Claim - The best Ski Movie ever made, IMO
Higher - Jeremy Jones, enough said
McConkey - Shane was a true legend
Swift, Silent and Deep - Story of the JH Air Force
The Continuum - Old School TGR, jump turns and straight skis.. love it!
Everest (1998) - The documentary (not the 2015 movie with Jake Gyllenhaal)
Few Words - No one skis like Candide Thovex
Messner (2012) - German documentary about the mountaineering icon
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And they look at you like you need some sort of help when you inquire about any straight skis.
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