As we sit in our homes waiting for the states to reopen, these movies will keep the adventurer in you alive.
1.Free Solo(Academy award winner , Best Documentary 2018) : “Life is a daring adventure or nothing at all.” – Helen Keller. Alex Honnold took it literally and decided to climb the 3200 ft Yosemite wall (El Capitan) without a rope.
The movie entails how a warrior spirit within Alex combined with discipline and thorough preparation helped him push boundaries.
Duration:1 hr 37 min
Available on Disney/Hotstar
2. The Dawn Wall – After being a terrorist hostage in Kyrgystan and then losing a finger in a wood cutting accident and a crushing heartbreak how does one come back to climbing? Watch how Tommy Caldwell along with Kevin Jorgesen make the first free climb of the Dawn wall in 19 days.
Experience the sheer joy of success through hardwork throughout the movie especially towards the end.
Duration:1 hr 40 min
IMDB : 8.1/10 Rotten Tomatoes : 100%
Available on Netflix
3. Everest – One of the most tragic days in the history of mountaineering, the movie vividly captures the details of the 1996 Everest tragedy of Rob Hall and Scott Fischer. It is a story brave survivors and lost adventurers that will remind you of the force of nature and fragile human emotion.
Duration:2 hr 1min
IMDB : 8.2/10 Rotten Tomatoes : 97%
Available on Youtube(Paid)
4. Meru – A spectacle for adventure photographers and mountaineers.
The amazing thing about this movie is that it was shot as they climbed the Shark’s Fin of Meru.
When a disastrous accident sends one of the climbers down to intensive care, teamwork, friendship, determination and patience defines Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk’s astounding feat 5 months later.
Duration:1 hr 30 min
IMDB : 7.7/10 Rotten Tomatoes : 89%
Available on Google Play Movies(Paid)
These movies depict some of the very important emotions a climbers faces needed while pursuing their career. The movie-makers have done an extremely good job in bringing out the minor details in the movies. Do let us know your opinion on these movies in the comments section below.