House of The Gods, UK 2022, R: Matt Pycroft mit Leo Houlding, 43 Min, OV (eng)
Dhaulagiri, USA 2022, R: Tommy Joyce, Keith Ladzinski mit Cory Richards, Esteban Topo Mena, Carla Perez, 40 Min, OV (eng)
HOUSE OF THE GODS
UK 2022, R: Matt Pycroft mit Leo Houlding, 43 Min, OV (eng)
The great northern prow of Mount Roraima soars from the depths of the Amazon rainforest like the prow of a gigantic ship. Shrouded in cloud, drenched by torrential rain and guarded by vertical jungle, deep mud and overhanging cliffs, local legend has it that only those of pure soul will ever see the summit of Mount Roraima.
The inspiration to Arthur Conan Doyle’s, The Lost World and the Disney/Pixar's animated movie UP!, House of the Gods follows Leo Houlding and team on their real world quest through 100km of untracked jungle, into a unique slime forest and up the desperately steep cliff.
Do they have what it takes not only to reach that summit but to share the climb with their indigenous jungle guides and young climbing partner on her first expedition?
USA 2022, R: Tommy Joyce, Keith Ladzinski mit Cory Richards, Esteban ‘Topo’ Mena, Carla Perez, 40 Min, OV (eng)
An Ecuadorian mountaineer balances friendship, love, and luck in his quest to climb a new route on one of the tallest and most dangerous mountains in the world. Esteban ‘Topo’ Mena is an Ecuadorian mountain guide and rising star in alpine climbing whose dream is to climb the first ascent of a new route on Mount Everest. He teams up with Cory Richards, a National Geographic photographer and the first American to climb an 8,000-meter peak in winter, and they attempt a never-before-tried climb on the north face of Everest. Though they fail on their first attempt, they vow to return the following season. However, due to the global pandemic, the North side of Everest remains closed, so the ambitious duo turns their attention to a futuristic new route on Dhualagiri, the seventh highest mountain in the world. This route, however, looks far harder and more avalanche-prone than Everest, demanding that they team up with a third climber. They choose the Ecuadorian climber Carla Perez, the first woman ever to successfully summit Everest and K2 without supplemental oxygen in a single year. When the risk of death on Dhualagiri stresses the team to a breaking point, the climbers are forced to confront the question of why they climb—and why it’s all worth it.