Car racing, sky diving, sea walking…. what type of excursion lover you are?
Ok, let me tell you what I love the most?
Climbing Mountains! Isn’t it thrilling? Yeah, I knew it.
I am the person with a wanderlust to travel to mountain destinations.
I have the burning desire for adventure where the air is thin and the view is spectacular.
Only for few frozen moments on the peak of mountain, I am ready to fight with altitude elements like reduced oxygen level and frostbites.
Call me crazy and yes, I am!
Mountaineers are crazy and am a proud one.
Have you ever wondered what drive these mountaineers to risk their lives? Maybe the love for the serene beauty wrapped in sprinkling white snow.
Maybe that’s why a number of Hollywood mountain climbing blockbusters have made their presence in the industry.
No wonder, we as an audience are mad about this thrilling zone of cinema.
Who hasn’t seen “Everest”? obviously, we all did. The all-time mountaineer’s favorite blockbuster starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin and others have certainly won our hearts.
Watching people climbing the highest summits and scaling the chilling peaks is somewhere giving us the motivation that yes, we can also do this.
If you are planning your next mountain climbing excursion to Mount Aconcagua, highest mountain in western hemisphere, we have come up with 7 super hit mountain climbing movies you should watch before you conquer Aconcagua.
So, fasten your seat belts and ride through the journey of the 7 best mountain climbing movies with us.
Here we go:
1. Touching the Void: Rated 8.1/10
How many of you have seen “Touching the void”? If you have not seen it yet, download the movie now.
Oh, it’s damn inspirational. Based on true story, starring Joe Simpson and Simon Yates, watch the movie to see how the duo from Britain scaled the west face of Peruvian Siula Grande after surviving the harshest stormy mountain nights.
Image Source: Roger Ebert
2. Everest: Rated 7.1/10
I don’t believe you haven’t seen Everest yet. One of the most inspiring movies I have seen till date.
It is a story of two groups attempting to reach Mount Everest. All of the climbers were experienced but a freaky storm came to their way. Watch how the people survived with a never give up attitude.
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3. North Face: Rated 7.4/10
Another masterpiece directed by Philipp Stolz and star casting Benno Fürmann, Florian Lukas, Johanna Wokalek, and Ulrich Tukur.
The movie revolves around the two German climbers who get involved in a competition to climb the most dangerous Eiger North Face.
Image Source: Roger Ebert
4. The Wildest Dream: Rated 7.3/10
Amazing work of art you should definitely watch. Got the Best Adventure Film award at Boulder International Film Festival.
A documentary starring George Mallory and Andrew Sandy, witness their journey to climb the highest summit, Mount Everest.
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5. Meru: Rated 7.7/10
Famous Alpinists Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk arrived to climb SHARK’S Fin on Meru. After a failed attempt, Anker once again decide to start the journey.
The movie teaches us that that the greatest glory does not lies in never falling but it lies in rising every time we fall 😊
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6. Encounters at the End of the World: Rated 7.8/10
Directed by Werner Herzog, film-maker travels to Antarctica to discover the natural beauty of the place. Along with, he discovered the place as a home to more than 1000 people who chose to form a society.
His journey to the south pole is worth watching and deserves thumbs up.
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7. K2: Siren of the Himalayas: Rated 7.3/10
K2 – second highest peak on earth and one of the most dangerous one to climb.
Watch this breath-taking film featuring the climbers summiting the peak to celebrate 100-year anniversary of Duke of Abruzzi’s landmark.
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So, here is the list of top 7 mountain climbing movies you should watch before starting Aconcagua expedition. The ratings mentioned above is given by IMDb.
No doubt, these movies will give you courage to knock back against the toughest elements of mountains.
You will get inspired by the true stories of survival despite of tough times.
I have seen 4 out of 7 movies, what’s your count?
I would love to hear from you.
To make your Aconcagua expedition the most memorable and ever cherishing one, don’t forget to hire trekking guides.
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Nick Smith is a professional travel expert writing on travel related blogs for several years. As a travel expert, Nick specializes in writing blogs on mountain climbing.