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Nick Rosen, Peter Mortimer (USA)
Valley Uprising
Dauer
98 min
Director
Nick Rosen, Peter Mortimer (USA)
Category
Sports in Mountains & Nature
Awards

Kamera Alpin in Gold 2015

Sport is often associated with discipline, a sense of common purpose and a game plan, but when the rules have yet to be written, a state of freedom to do what you think right exists. This was especially the case in the early days of rock climbing. The legendary big walls of Yosemite have been the play ground for four generations of climbers. Each has its own culture, with a love of the next big challenge as the common bond. This film tells the history of climbing in Yosemite from the 1950’s to the present day, with humour and authority, never missing a chance to ask “what do rules really mean”.

The greatest untold story of American counterculture is that of the Yosemite Valley rock climbers. For 50 years, Yosemite