Our passion for the mountains transcends every border and whatever obstacle. Freedom and adventure play a significant role in the lives of thousands of people. And many of us light up and get excited with the story of each one of these experiences.
During the COVID-19 lockdown, many alpinists and producers have decided to give free access to their documentaries. A perfect opportunity to travel and have adventures from the safety of your home.
In today’s post, we’ll bring you 9 must-see documentaries about mountains that have been released in the past 6 months.
1. OBSESSION (Patagonia in winter)
This short movie of Carlos Suárez’ and Scott Becker’s intense trip takes you to the most untamed corners of Patagonia. The journey ended in a spectacular winter attempt of the Ragni route on the west face of Cerro Torre.
2. THE PATHAN PROJECT
Four friends from Belgium, France and Argentina travel to the little-known Thagas valley in Pakistan, where they climb two new routes on previously unclimbed mountains. The result is a combination of adventure, music and fun.
3. SOLO. ESCALADA A LA VIDA
Jordi Salas «Pelón» climbs free solo, without ropes or equipment. His mental strength and continuous search to overcome his own internal fears give him a deep connection to life itself, although it may seem paradoxical.
Silvia Trigueros (Barakaldo, 1976) began running at the age of 35 and today is a renowned long-distance mountain runner. The Tor des Geants is her latest challenge. A long-distance race over 330 kilometers, 24.000 meters vertical gain and mountain passes of up to 3.000 meters.
5. SLOVAK DIRECT – DENALI
Documentary about the Spanish ascent of the Slovak Direct on the south face of Denali climbed by alpinists Marc Toralles and Bru Busom in June 2019. This legendary route has seen only ten repeats since it first ascent in 1984.
6. LÍNEA CONTINUA
Linea Continua is a film about climbing Matterhorn’s south face. Directed by Hervé Barmasse in 2010, this 17 minute long movie shows the adventures of Marco and Hervé Barmasse. Alpinists, Cervino mountain guides and father and son.
7. MARCEL REMY – 94 years old back to the summit
The uncut version of Marcel Remy, 94 years old, climbing the 450 meter high west face of the classic Miroir de l’Argentine in the heart of the Vaudois Alps in Switzerland.
8. BAVARIAN DIRECT
In August 2012, Alex Huber, Thomas Huber and Mario Walder set out to free-climb Mount Asgard’s south face (Baffin Island, Canada). This 1000 meter granite wall hasn’t seen a free ascent yet. The trio completed the Free Bavarian Direct in a team-free ascent, grading it 8a+, 28 pitches, 700 m.
9. PATH TO EVEREST
During the lockdown, free access has also been given to the latest adventure of Killian Jornet. The movie portrays the historical double ascent of Mount Everest. The extreme athlete uncovers his most intimate side, his deepest fears and his illusions.
You can see more documentaries in this link.