I just noticed there is a newish climbing-related film available in Blu-Ray: The Alps: Climb of Your Life MacGillivray Freeman Films20072007-03-30In 1966, John Harlin II died while attempting Europe's most difficult climb, the North Face of the Eiger in Switzerland. 40 years later, his son John Harlin III, an expert mountaineer and the editor of the American Alpine Journal, returns to attempt the same climb.Stephen JudsonAnne Marie Hammers (Line Producer); Alexander Biner (Executive Producer); Greg MacGillivray (Producer); Mark Krenzien (Producer)Michael Gambon (Narrator (voice)); Robert Jasper; Daniela Jasper; John Harlin IIIDocumentaryhttp://image.tmdb.org/t/p/original/jEkFUmsY8FY4aEVsiQuQJu2beLc.jpgplugin://plugin.video.youtube/?action=play_video&videoid=3206tt097235630329. It was originally shot as Imax, so the feature length is substantially less than the is the case with typical films. Furthermore, it is more of a document than a feature film.
Just as one might expect from a HD transfer of a Imax film, quality of shooting as well as picture quality leave very little room for improvement.
- Son Conquers A Killer Mountain. John Harlin III Lived His Life In His Father's Shadow, But Finally Eclipsed It. At CBS News, 2007-03-04.
- John Harlin Reaches The Summit Of The Eiger. John Harlin reaches the summit of the Eiger North Face forty years after the infamous mountain claimed the life of his legendary father.
- The Alps (IMAX) Blu-ray ReviewThe Alps (IMAX) Blu-ray Review. Featuring music & songs by Queen, from MacGillivray Freeman Films, producers of the blockbuster hit Everest, comes the giant screen story of THE ALPS: its breathtaking beauty, harmonious culture, perilous avalanches and irresistible allure to a mountaineer on a personal journey to make peace with the mountain that killed his father. By Sir Terrence at Blu-ray.com on 2008-09-29.
- The Alps (Blu-Ray)The Alps (Blu-Ray). The Alps tells the story of John Harlin III, a man born in Switzerland whose father died attempting to climb the great Eiger, an extraordinarily dangerous mountain. John has spent the majority of his life in America, but he has recently decided to go back to Switzerland. "As the editor of the American Alpine Journal, I love to write and to climb," he says. This film, of course, is primarily concerned with the latter of Mr. Harlin's two loves. John Harlin III has determined to conquer the very mountain that conquered his father. Will he succeed? By Judge Clark Douglas at DVD Verdict on 2008-09-29.
- The Eiger Obsession by John HarlinThe Eiger Obsession by John Harlin. John Harlin III was nine years old when his father made his fated attempt on a direct ascent of the Eiger. Harlin had put together a terrific team and, despite unending storms, he was poised for the moment he had long waited for - the summit dash. However, Harlin’s rope broke at 2,000 feet from the summit, and he plummeted 4,000 feet to his death. By Giles Thurston at Mountaindays.net on 2008-08-18.
- John Harlin III