"Life is brought down to the basics: if you are warm, regular, healthy, not thirsty or hungry, then you are not on a mountain... Climbing at altitude is like hitting your head against a brick wall - it's great when you stop."

Chris Darwin

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Double dipping "Touching the Void"

I went to shopping spree after founding out that a film based on Joe Simpson's classic Touching the Void is available on HD DVD as well. Clearly this was too good to pass, no matter that I already owned a copy on DVD.

Although mountain footage would benefit greatly of High Definiton quality, there is very little climbing-related stuff available on HD. That being said, there is BBC's documentary Planet Earth , one episode of which contains beautiful mountain scenery. That being said, Vertical Limit is available in Blu-Ray. In it's unrealism it is either a very funny comedy (however unintended that is) or failed attempt at action/thriller.

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