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    Well, these can be easily divided into those based on real events and those that aren't.

    A lonely place to die utterly sucked. I thought at one point that it was going in the direction of a Wicker Man rehash, but it's just a rubbish plot.

    Cliffhanger is utterly awesome and in my book beats the Eiger Sanction as the best mountain movie ever made because, as ed says, it's brilliantly bad.

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    Each to his/her own!

    The Lord of the Rings had lots of great outdoor scenes in it, and if all the walking they did was 'real', then a pretty awesome long-distance trail too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy Dillon View Post
    The Lord of the Rings had lots of great outdoor scenes in it, and if all the walking they did was 'real', then a pretty awesome long-distance trail too.
    It would have been even better if they'd shown more of the people who had been waiting for years at the top of the highestfrozen alpine peaks of Gondor and Rohan, with a bundle of drywood and a lighted torch, just in case someone lit the beacon at Minas Tirith. The mountaineering feats required to establish and maintain the chain of lookout posts and beacons would have been something to see.

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    Nah, I'm sure there were wee Dwarfish trains up there to a cafe on the top. Just like Snowdon, I'm sure

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    In your pandering to Hollywood you have overlooked romantic fatalism and the entire Bergfilm genre of the 1920s...

    Very slack (sic)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Metric Kate View Post

    Nah, I'm sure there were wee Dwarfish trains up there to a cafe on the top. Just like Snowdon, I'm sure


    Doesn't seem likely. Did you see how Gimli struggled in the snow when the fellowship tried to cross the Misty Mountains. I suppose they might have done something inside the beacon mountains, using tunnels and staircases etc. The dwarfs were good at that kind of thing, butit would still mean a long-term alliance - or at least a commercial partnership, and extensive project management - between them and the Men of the West. There's no record of such an arrangement inany of the histories. In fact, The History of Middle Earth is strangely silent on mountaineering in the Third Age. Quite an omission, I've always thought, given that it runs to twelve volumes.

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    I'll try that Snow Walker, never heard of it before. It's got to be better than that one from 2011, Liam Neeson punching wolves in the face. There's an adaptation of the Chinese novel 'Wolf Totem' due out soon, by the team that did 'The Bear' and 'Two Brothers,' which might be worth watching.

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    Just watched the summit Good film

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    Movies / Movie-Docus I've enjoyed, not in any order...

    Vertical Limit // The Wildest Dream // 127 Hours // Touching The Void // The Beckoning Silence // North Face // The Summit // Oh and watched a great BBC3 type thing on Sherpas

    And of course LOTR !!

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    Scott of the Antarctic

    Ice Cold In Alex

    Exodus




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    Most of the non documentary type are naff and over the top unbelievable you ought to do a 10 crappest mountain movies cos there's some right ones out there

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    Hmmm... new movie on the block...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOPl8gKdmYE

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    Nanook of the North

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    Apollo 13 - not just out doors - but out of this world !

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    Steepedge.com good site for online mountain movies

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    Deliverance.
    Walkabout.

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    Lazy, Lazy journalism;

    Why is the list full of big budget stuff ? VLimit and ALPTDie are both dire. Outdoors films for people who never leave their house maybe .....

    I've seen some amazing films at mountain film festivals created by real outdoors people.

    Have a look here for starters; https://www.reelhouse.org/










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    Over the top unbelievable!

    there goes Touching The Void...

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    I meant more like jumping out of a helicopter onto k2

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    Paddy - the review of Wild looks a bit mixed, but still a good rating

    WILD

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