Climbing movies available on netflix streaming

Mountaineering and Climbing Movies Streaming on Netflix Instant

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I’ve been home for the holidays and I’ve been checking out the latest mountaineering and climbing movies available for streaming on Netflix Instant, there are a lot of familiar flicks that I’ve seen in years past, but there were a few new (to me) movies available. Below is the list of all currently available Netflix Instant movies related to climbing–but if you see any titles missing, please let us all know in the comments below.

Looking for climbing and mountaineering movies available on Netflix DVD rentals? Check out my comprehensive list here.

Mountaineering and Climbing Movies Streaming on Netflix Instant

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Five Stars

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  • Mountaineering and Climbing Movies Streaming on Netflix InstantTouching the VoidMountaineering and Climbing Movies Streaming on Netflix Instant
    2003 R 107 minutes
    Mixing interviews with dramatic re-enactments of the event, this gripping docudrama retells the mountaineering trek gone awry of Simon Yates (Nicholas Aaron) and Joe Simpson (Brendan Mackey), who falls and breaks his leg while climbing in the Andes. Yates, who’s tethered to him, attempts to lower him to safety but fails, forcing him to make a pivotal decision that may or may not save both of their lives. The question is, was it the right one?

  • Mountaineering and Climbing Movies Streaming on Netflix Instant180° SouthMountaineering and Climbing Movies Streaming on Netflix Instant
    (180 Degrees South: Conquerors of the Useless)
    2010 PG 85 minutes
    Inspired by pioneering outdoorsman Yvon Chouinard’s freewheeling 1968 van trip to Patagonia, South America, a band of bliss-seeking surfer-mountaineers sets out — in 2007, by boat — to remake the journey in this adventure documentary. Jeff Johnson and his buddies hug the coast, stopping at the Galapagos Islands and Easter Island before arriving in Patagonia — a region that’s still breathtaking but is now besieged by environmental threats.

  • Mountaineering and Climbing Movies Streaming on Netflix InstantNorth FaceMountaineering and Climbing Movies Streaming on Netflix Instant
    (Nordwand)
    2008 NR 121 minutes
    In 1936, young German climbers Toni Kurz (Benno Fürmann) and Andreas Hinterstoisser (Florian Lukas) face off against a rival Austrian duo in an attempt to be the first team to scale the infamous north face of the Eiger in the Swiss Alps. As the men make the treacherous climb, journalist Luise (Johanna Wokalek) — Toni’s childhood love — covers the biggest story of her career. Philipp Stölzl helms this drama based on a true story.

  • Mountaineering and Climbing Movies Streaming on Netflix InstantEverest: Beyond the LimitMountaineering and Climbing Movies Streaming on Netflix Instant
    2006-2009
    TV-PG
    Seasons 1-3
    Discovery Channel’s ambitious documentary project follows a series of yearly expeditions led by New Zealand mountaineer Russell Brice up the world’s highest peak, paying heed to all of its deadly dangers. Extraordinary feats of perseverance are captured, including the dogged conquest of Everest by a double amputee and the inspirational saga of Katsusuke Yanagisawa, who at 71 wants to become the oldest person ever to scale the mountain.

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Four Stars

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  • Mountaineering and Climbing Movies Streaming on Netflix InstantTo the LimitMountaineering and Climbing Movies Streaming on Netflix Instant
    (Am Limit)
    2007 NR 95 minutes
    Written and directed by Pepe Danquart, this gripping documentary follows the adrenaline-spiked sport of speed rock climbing, as German überclimbers Thomas and Alexander Huber attempt to set a record scaling Yosemite’s legendary El Capitan. Featuring wicked camera shots of the pair in action, the film also explores the brothers’ unique relationship, fueled by love and rivalry. Will they make it up the monolith in record time?

  • Mountaineering and Climbing Movies Streaming on Netflix InstantHigh GroundMountaineering and Climbing Movies Streaming on Netflix Instant
    2012 NR 91 minutes
    Eleven wounded warriors returning from Iraq and Afghanistan join an expedition to climb the 20,000-foot Himalayan giant Mount Lobuche. Led by blind adventurer Erik Weihenmayer and a team of Everest summiters, they set out on an emotional climb to reach the top.

  • Mountaineering and Climbing Movies Streaming on Netflix InstantHigh LaneMountaineering and Climbing Movies Streaming on Netflix Instant
    (Vertige)
    2009 NR 85 minutes
    In this French thriller, a mountain climbing trail closed to the rest of civilization becomes a path to adventure and horror for a group of friends who dare to go beyond its barriers. It’s not just because they trespassed into forbidden territory or because they’re testing the laws of gravity. It’s because they’re not the only ones willing to push the envelope out there, and their visitor isn’t very welcoming at all.

  • Mountaineering and Climbing Movies Streaming on Netflix InstantThe Eiger SanctionMountaineering and Climbing Movies Streaming on Netflix Instant
    1975 R 128 minutes
    Clint Eastwood directs and stars in this action adventure as a former hit man summoned from retirement to “sanction” (assassinate) an enemy spy. With government secrets stolen and a U.S. operative murdered, Jonathan Hemlock (Eastwood) must join a three-man climbing party scaling Switzerland’s Eiger Mountain to eliminate the foreign spy among them. George Kennedy and Jack Cassidy also star in this thriller based on the novel by Trevanian.

  • Mountaineering and Climbing Movies Streaming on Netflix InstantK2Mountaineering and Climbing Movies Streaming on Netflix Instant
    1991 R 103 minutes
    Taylor Brooks, an attorney looking for adventure, talks his buddy Harold into joining him on a trek to climb the most daunting peak in the world: K2. Once en route, Taylor vigorously butts heads with the mountain guides at every turn, calling into question whether the team can set aside their differences — before their discord ends in tragedy.

  • Mountaineering and Climbing Movies Streaming on Netflix InstantEverest: IMAXMountaineering and Climbing Movies Streaming on Netflix Instant
    1998 NR 44 minutes
    Noted climber David Breashears leads an IMAX crew to the top of Mount Everest and provides the first 360-degree view from Earth’s highest peak. Along the way, the group faces avalanches, scarce oxygen, hazardous ice walls and a deadly snowstorm.

  • Mountaineering and Climbing Movies Streaming on Netflix InstantAmazonia VerticalMountaineering and Climbing Movies Streaming on Netflix Instant
    2005 NR 63 minutes
    Deep in the Amazon lives Auyan Tepui — known to locals as the “Mount of the God of Evil.” After becoming the first person to completely traverse the enormous table mountain, climber Slovak Becko Ondrejovic returns for more. But this time, he brings his friends along to experience this full immersion into nature. This Slovakian documentary features breathtaking vistas of a world virtually untouched by modernity.

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Three Stars

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  • National Geographic: Return to Everest/Surviving Everest
    1999 NR 97 minutes
    National Geographic offers an insider’s look at the history of Mount Everest — the highest peak on Earth — and the remarkable athletes who dare to scale it. Climbers Peter Hillary, Jamling Norgay and Brent Bishop battle the extremes 50 years after their fathers made successful treks to the top in this one-hour documentary, which includes interviews with Sir Edmund Hillary and others who have answered the mountain’s call.

  • Mountaineering and Climbing Movies Streaming on Netflix InstantInto Thin Air: Death on EverestMountaineering and Climbing Movies Streaming on Netflix Instant
    1997 NR 90 minutes
    This made-for-TV movie follows author Jon Krakauer as he joins a team of mountain climbers making the journey to the top of Mount Everest. Krakauer has come along to write an article, but when conditions turn deadly, his only concern is survival.

  • Mountaineering and Climbing Movies Streaming on Netflix InstantBlindsightMountaineering and Climbing Movies Streaming on Netflix Instant
    2006 PG 104 minutes
    Six blind Tibetan teenagers set off on a gripping adventure as they attempt to climb the 23,000-foot Lhakpa Ri on the north side of Mount Everest. Considered cursed in Tibetan culture, blind children are often hidden away to live as pariahs. Determined to challenge that perception, the kids gear up for a demanding expedition led by climber Erik Weihenmayer — the first blind man to scale Everest — and learn some lessons about life along the way.

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Two Stars

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Mountaineering and Climbing Movies Streaming on Netflix InstantKiller MountainMountaineering and Climbing Movies Streaming on Netflix Instant
2011 NR 87 minutes
When an expedition disappears on the world’s highest unclimbed mountain, an expert climber is lured out of retirement to save them. But after he hears the team’s panicked final transmission, he becomes convinced that something more sinister awaits.

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If you’ve come across any other great climbing or mountaineering movies on Netflix that I am missing in the list above, please contact me or leave a comment below.

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Ryan is an author, adventurer, perpetual wanderer, and self-proclaimed dirtbag (but that might not mean what you think). Originally from Seattle, he headed to Washington D.C. where he spent five years working for Congress before heeding the call of the wild. He set out living in his pickup truck to road trip across the American West. Since then he backpacked through Colombia, drove across all of Central America, and also wrote a best selling book: Big Travel, Small Budget. He just finished driving his old truck across all of South America -- support the adventures by visiting the D2D Shop. Follow the adventures on social media or read more about me.

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