Climbing on rock and ice

Films about rock and ice climbing, showing the activities of climbing and the motives behind them

“Project Dawn Wall”

Josh Lowell (USA), 11 min, Language: E - Climbing on rock and ice

Tommy Caldwell is the master of big wall free climbing. He's devoted the last decade of his life to opening free routes on Yosemite's El Capitan, rewriting climbing history in the process. Now he's three seasons deep into his ultimate project... more

“Encordades / Roped Up”

Gerard Montero (Spanisch), 52 min, Language: Kat./E - Climbing on rock and ice

Female climbers and mountaineers, all from Catalonia but of different generations, offer us a glimpse of their fascination with mountains and talk about their personal struggles to realise their climbing dreams. This is a journey through the... more

“Ice Revolution”

Josh Lowell (USA), 13 min, Language: E - Climbing on rock and ice

At British Columbia's spectacular Helmcken Falls, a revolution is taking place, led by Canadian maniac Will Gadd. After 30+ years of ice climbing, Gadd has finally realized his dream of climbing radically overhanging, heinously difficult ice. Gadd... more

“Die Huberbuam”

Jens Monath (Deutschland), 42 min, Language: D - Climbing on rock and ice

This is their last great route: „Karma“, the destiny route. Once more, the Huber boys want to prove their skills. After great personal crisis and severe illnesses, Alexander and Thomas Huber come back to the rock, in order to set a “final... more

“Wild One”

Jure Breceljnik (Slowenien), 87 min, Language: F/E - Climbing on rock and ice

nominiert für einen Preis (2012)

In 1977, Philippe Ribiere is born in Martinique with the Rubinstein-Taybi Syndrome. Abandoned by his parents, he is left to the hospital, where he is bound to spend the first four years of his life and undergo a series of arm and leg operations... more

“The Long Hope”

Paul Diffley (Großbritannien), 60 min, Language: E - Climbing on rock and ice

nominiert für einen Preis (2012)

St John's head on the Island of Hoy is a wild and remote 350 meter sea cliff. It was first climbed in 1970 by climber and poet Ed Drummond together with Oliver Hill. They took 7 days to climb the cliff, sleeping on ledges and in hammocks along the... more

“Verticalmente Démodé”

Davide Carrari (Italien), 19 min, Language: I/D - Climbing on rock and ice

nominiert für einen Preis (2012)

“It’s not the most difficult route in the World, it’s simply the most difficult “Sports” route that I have climbed. It has a long story which began when for the first time I asked myself what the places where the sun set every evening might be... more

“Shattered”

Tyler Stableford (USA), 6 min, Language: E/Kopfh. D - Climbing on rock and ice

When you've given everything, what do you have left? After achieving his dream summit, an elite climber finds himself empty. Broken and untethered, he searches for a fulfillment more lasting than a faraway peak. more

“Race for the Nose”

Nick Rosen, Peter Mortimer (USA), 23 min, Language: E - Climbing on rock and ice

Welcome to the wildest competition known to man -- the speed record on the Nose route of El Capitan. For 50 years, the best climbers in the world have been one-upping each other on this massive granite monolith in Yosemite National Park, racing up... more

“Schlüsselstellen”

Sebastian Matthias (Deutschland), 21 min, Language: D - Climbing on rock and ice

The “Adolfsturm” is a tower inside the fortress of the German town Friedberg. It was built in 1357 and has a total height of 54 meters. The climber Jens Eisenkrämer was given the chance to climb that tower at a fund raising event. For half a year... more

“Obe und Ashima”

Josh Lowell (USA), 22 min, Language: E/Kopfh. D - Climbing on rock and ice

There's a nine year old girl from New York City taking the bouldering world by storm, and her name is Ashima Shiraishi. Under the tutelage of her passionate coach, Obe Carrion, this tiny master is crushing competitions and raising the bar for... more

“Wandsüchtig”

Eduardo Gellner (Österreich), 42 min, Language: D - Climbing on rock and ice

No matter whether sport climbing, competition or alpine climbing – all these types of climbing are extremely demanding for body and mind of the athletes. Whereas Johanna Ernst is struggling to win the World Championship of Climbing in Arco, Martin... more

“The Zanskar Odyssey”

Jason Kehl (USA), 46 min, Language: E - Climbing on rock and ice

Colorado climbers Pete Takeda, Abbey Smith, Jason Kehl and Mick Follari journey to that lofty crossroads where continents meet, ancient cultures mingle, and great religions clash - the kingdom of Zanskar in the Indian Himalayas. They're looking... more