Climbing Film Festival – We Will Rock You
Why don’t you pour yourself a warm cup of tea or a nice glass of wine, grab your most cosy blanket, sit on your comfy sofa and join us for our Climbing Film Festival evening? As we had to cancel all our bouldering sessions, we made a selection of 5 short movies for our film festival. These amazing adventurers will take us back to our beloved mountains and bring us some inspiration for the future. Ready for when we can climb and spend time outside again!
Climbing Film Festival Selection
THE SANSARA ROUTE
2012 climbs extreme climber “Heli” Kotter the climbing route “Sansara”, an alpine jewel in Lofer. The extreme climber “Heli” Kotter has already climbed routes like “Bellavista” & “Pan Aroma” and is since then hunting the next climbing adventure, which he found with “Sansara”. “Sansara” is a physically & psychologically a real climbing-challenge.
Link to watch: https://touringmonkeys.com/movies/the-sansara-route
MAD IN MADAG
In August 2015, Siebe Vanhee and Sean Villanueva took off on an adventure in the Tsaranoro massif, in the south of the African island Madagascar. They spotted a major unclimbed line on Tsaranoro Atsimo Armed with a drill, skyhooks and thirst for exploration we tackled the face ground up. This was very different to other first ascents they had done, as they usually do not bring a power drill, and very rarely place a bolt. But these walls are so blank and deprived of cracks and other features to place natural protection. Going ground up into this unknown vertical ocean of granite was very exciting and gave them quite the challenge. This video shows their adventure.
Link to watch: https://touringmonkeys.com/movies/mad-in-madag
ANNAPURNA III – UNCLIMBED
An award-winning 12-min documentary featuring the 2016 expedition to the Himalayas of Nepal led by David Lama together with Austrian alpinists Hansjörg Auer and Alex Blümel. Join the team in their feelings of fatigue, anxiety, exposure, and ordeal during their 5 weeks attempting one of the world’s greatest, unsolved puzzles of alpinism: The unclimbed south-east ridge of Annapurna III.
Link to watch: https://touringmonkeys.com/movies/annapurna-iii
THE FIFTY – PEAK OBSESSION
Cody Townsend has set out on an audacious goal to climb and ski all 50 lines chronicled in the book, “The Fifty Classic Ski Descents of North America”. Peak Obsession is a stand-alone film premiered at film festivals around the world and dives into the depths of the mindset behind the project told through the story of two of the more challenging lines in the book, Meteorite Mountain and Pontoon Peak near Valdez, Alaska. Joined by legendary snowboarder Jeremy Jones, along with cameraman Bjarne Salen, they set out on an adventure rife with challenge, exhaustion, and a bevvy of lessons to learn along the adventure.
Link to watch: https://touringmonkeys.com/movies/the-fifty
WASFIA – A WOMAN’S EPIC JOURNEY TO CLIMB 7 MOUNTAINS
National Geographic Emerging Explorer and Adventurer of the Year Wasfia Nazreen doesn’t just climb for the thrill; she climbs for a cause. The first Bangladeshi to scale the Seven Summits, Wasfia has made it her purpose to brave these climbs for the sake of something larger – for the women of Bangladesh. Lyrical and poetic, this short documentary, shot entirely on an iPhone 6S, is a reflective character portrait that takes us from the depths of Wasfia’s struggles to the highest peaks on the planet, as we explore what it means to pursue the unknown.
Link to watch: https://touringmonkeys.com/movies/wasfia
Hope you enjoy the movies we selected for this climbing film festival!
Celine & Alex
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