Himalaya Adventure Film

With the Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival (KIMFF) kicking off this weekend we thought we'd come up with a selection of our five favourite Himalayan adventure films.

All are outstanding, free to watch and will have you craving for a slice of the Himalayan mountains.

Back in 2014, mountaineers Simone Moro and David Göttler tried and failed in a bid to be the first expedition to summit Nanga Parbat (8,124m) in winter.

This short film follows their journey and struggles, with the pair realising that the journey is always the reward, regardless of failure.

Courtesy of North Face (6 min watch).

 

The 'Last of the Honey Hunters' is a well-documented film by Renan Ozturk and Mark Synnott who travel with National Geographic to explore a different side of Nepal.

Ten years in the making and in the foothills of the Himalaya, the film follows the last of the traditional honey harvest. The film will have hair's standing up on the back of your neck watching the lengths that the local Nepalis go to get their prize.

Courtesy of North Face (6 min watch).

 

'Cold' will have you on an emotional rollercoaster following mountaineers Cory Richards, Simone Moro and Denis Urubko as they attempt to scale Gasherbrum II.

Over the past 26 years, 16 expeditions have tried and failed to climb Gasherbrum II in winter. The film picks up in February 2011, when the team attempt to be the first to summit, suffering -50 degree temperatures and surviving avalanches along the way. The trials and tribulations of the climb are all caught on camera.

Courtesy Cory Richards (25 min watch).

 

We are big fans of David Lama and love following his exploits.

'Annapurna III - Unclimbed' takes us back to one of David's first films and follows his 2016 expedition to the Himalayas where his team attempt to climb the mountain.

This award-winning 12-min documentary follows their expedition that features some jaw-dropping footage.

Courtesy David Lama (12 min watch).

 

 

Whilst, not a Himalayan film, we couldn't help but include 'Curiosity', which is definitely one of our favourite adventure films out there.

Chasing curiosity can take us anywhere, be it dangerous, challenging and frightening. Curiosity can also take us to some of the greatest experiences of our lives.

The film follows ultra-runners Rory Bosio, Timothy Olson, and Hal Koerner as they prepare for the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB) in their quest for constant exploration and fulfilment.

Courtesy North Face (12 min watch).

 

 

 

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