Risk-takers and mountain climbers have always stood out from the rest of the world because of their valor and effort to take risks that no one ever bothers to. Even if it means climbing the highest peaks in the world, oxygen levels get really low and there are risks of being frostbitten, they would do anything to go out there and challenge themselves.
If you are one of those, who loves mountain climbing, or the mere idea of it, you have come to the right place. We have listed movies in this article that will entertain you and feed you on your desire to go mountain climbing again. The movies mentioned in this article document the narratives and lifestyles of mountaineers who have taken the risk of trying the world’s deadly peaks.
Be sure to have a good internet connection, like Xfinity internet, so that you can stream these movies without any interruptions or buffering. Let’s check out the 5 best movies about mountain climbing to watch:
This documentary was created by Australian filmmaker Jennifer Peedom during the historic tragedy of the 2014 Mount Everest ice avalanche.
Sherpa focused on a man Sherpa Phurba Tashi who led an expedition for a company from New Zealand called Himex. For context, sherpas are local Himalayan people employed by the mountaineers as guides through the mountains.
While the documentary was being shot, an ice avalanche killed around 16 sherpas. The narrative of this film then switched to telling the story of everything that was happening in the aftermath of the tragedy.
Mountaineering enthusiasts, who hope to visit Mount Everest someday, should definitely watch Sherpa. It is available for streaming on Amazon Prime.
Free Solo (2018)
If you prefer watching more documentaries about the mountains, you should watch Free Solo.
Free Solo follows the story of a rock climber, namely Alex Honnold, who became the first person to free climb the El Captain at Yosemite National Park in Canada.
If you are not familiar, free climbing means climbing up the rocky mountains without any assistive devices such as pegs, ropes, or belays. Hence, the Free Solo documentary celebrates the remarkable feat of Alex Honnold who made it to the top of El Captain without any assistive devices or equipment.
You can stream Free Solo on Hulu and Amazon Prime.
A Lonely Place to Die (2011)
Climbing mountains doesn’t come without any thrills and A Lonely Place to Die just brings that. Even the title of the film seems too thrilling.
Five young mountaineers set out on a holiday to the Scottish Highlands and come across a six-year-old girl who is buried alive in a remote forest. While the five young mountaineers try to get the girl to the nearest town, they find themselves in a battle of survival against three other parties i.e. seasoned kidnappers (who possibly kidnapped the girl), former SAS men, and the victim’s dad who is a rich war criminal.
A Lonely Place to Die is basically a thrilling cat-and-mouse chase, where each party fights against the other to survive. You can catch this thrilling movie on Apple TV, Amazon Video, and Google Play Movies.
You only get to have a glimpse of the mountains at the beginning of the movie, but Fall is still one of the best climbing movies you’ll ever see.
Two best friends, Becky (former climber) and Hunter (thrill-seeker) decide to climb a 2000-foot radio tower that’s been abandoned in the middle of nowhere. While climbing upwards, both the women realize that they are trapped on the tower and they desperately try to find ways to survive.
If you like thrillers and intense movies that get you on the edge of your seat, Fall is the one for you. This movie gets better with each passing second. Currently, you can stream Fallon Google Play Movies, Redbox, FlixFling, or DIRECTV via subscription.
K2: Siren of the Himalayas (2012)
K2 is regarded as one of the deadliest mountain peaks in the world and it has more deaths on average than the highest peak in the world i.e. Everest.
K2: Siren of the Himalayas is a documentary that follows a high-altitude mountaineering experience of an elite climbing group that attempted to summit the most challenging peak in the world, in 2009. These climbers wanted to surmount the peak on the 100th anniversary of the Duke of Abruzzi’s landmark K2 expedition that he carried out back in 1909.
Hence, this documentary offers an educational experience on the history and geography of the Karakoram mountain region. You can stream K2: Siren of the Himalayas on Apple TV.
There you have it; the 5 movies mentioned above are just one of the few best movies that mountain climbers and enthusiasts like yourself can truly enjoy! With a good internet connection and streaming device, you can stream these movies on the services we have mentioned.
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