Bring the Outside In: Cozy Up with these Adventure Films
May 1, 2020
Have you run out of Netflix series to binge and need a boost of ideas on how to veg out during your social distancing? The Gravity Haus team has you covered. Here’s a list of some of our favorite adventure films to bring the outside in!
AN AMERICAN ASCENT
An American Ascent is a documentary film about the first African-American expedition to tackle North America’s highest peak, Denali.
MERU is the story of a journey—one of friendship, sacrifice, hope and obsession. In the high-stakes game of big-wall climbing, the Shark’s Fin on Mount Meru may be the ultimate prize. Sitting at the headwaters of the sacred Ganges River in Northern India, the Shark’s Fin has seen more failed attempts by elite climbing teams over the past 30 years than any other ascent in the Himalayas.
The Great Alone is an award-winning documentary packed with adventure and thrills that follows the inspiring comeback story of four-time Iditarod Champion Lance Mackey and his indestructible love and passion for dog sledding, his family and the infamous Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
China Doll is a provocative exploration of gender stereotypes, romance, and rock climbing. Witness Heather Weidner battle personal demons in the world of hard traditional climbing. With her ascent of China Doll, a 5.14- R traditional route in Upper Dream Canyon, Colorado, U.S.A.
In June 1995, the real Cheryl Strayed hiked 1,100 miles of the 2,663 mile long Pacific Crest Trail. The Wild movie true story reveals that Cheryl began her journey in Mojave, California and finished her 94-day trek at the Bridge of the Gods on the Oregon-Washington border.
In an epic snow year, five friends leave their daily lives behind to hike California’s historic John Muir Trail, a 211-mile stretch from Yosemite to Mt. Whitney (the highest peak in the contiguous U.S.). Their goal — complete the journey in 25 days while capturing the amazing sights & sounds they encounter along the way. Inspired by their bond, humor, artistry & dedication, the group continues to grow: to include other artists, musicians & adventure seekers. Before they all reach the summit, hikers and viewers alike affirm the old adage — it’s about the journey, not the destination.
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