PCT documentary – “Elevation Change” with Sam Fox

 Sam Fox sets out to break a trail running speed record on the Pacific Crest Trail, and to raise money in honour of his mother’s Parkinson’s Disease diagnosis.

It doesn’t take long before Sam realizes he’s in way over his head.  

Scott Williamson, already 17 days ahead of Sam on the trail, is also attempting a new record, but for very different reasons.

The full documentary will be available VOD on October 1st.

Click PLAY or watch the trailer on Vimeo.

documentary – The High Sierra Trail

Available on Amazon Prime, Google Play and iTunes. (39 minutes)

… bounces back and forth between the modern experience of hiking the High Sierra Trail, and the early 1900’s when the trail was created.

Join Chris as he drives his friend John to insanity over 6 days in the Sierra Nevada. Together they have some close calls with lightning, climb the highest mountain in the continental US, and discover the history of the trail.

Click PLAY or watch a trailer on YouTube.

related – Social Hiker – Hiking the High Sierra Trail – An Overview

Unbounded – Greater Patagonia Trail documentary

“Unbounded” shows the beauty, the cultural richness but also the challenges of this trail network. I highly recommend watching this work of art to all prospective hikers as part of their preparation.
Jan Dudeck (creator of GPT)

Four young people who didn’t know each other at the start hiked 4 months on the Greater Patagonia Trail in Chile.

Only one had much experience hiking.

They made plenty of mistakes. Carried huge packs. At the start they could only manage about 7km / day.

The Greater Patagonia Trail is a route, not a trail. It’s unsigned. It’s wilderness. It’s very challenging.

Despite many, many problems, the documentary turned out to be quite entertaining. I recommend it.

Click PLAY or watch the trailer on YouTube.

I watched on Amazon Prime. But it is available on other video streaming sites.

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The Rift – 9 months walking Africa’s Rift Valley

A new documentary.

Louis Devereux producer:

In September 2015 Robert Devereux, my father, set out to do it himself, attempting to become the first person in the world to do it in one go! …

Robert finished walking in April 2016. After nearly three years of working on this documentary I am now asking for your help. …

We are very close to a finished film, we have a 75 minute cut and are tweaking in the edit suite even as the campaign is live. …

kickstarter

Click PLAY or watch a clip on Vimeo.

Snowman Trek, Bhutan – Fastest Known Time attempt

Wow. This looks epic.

A team of Ultra-marathon runners (Benjamin Clark, Timothy Olson, Anna Frost, & Matt Trappe) journey to Bhutan to set a speed record on the world’s hardest trek.

But Bhutan’s Himalayan landscape isn’t welcoming to athletes unused to the conditions, and it’s inhabitants must be persuaded to let the runners pursue their dream.

The result is a shared accomplishment and an adventure that constantly teeters on the edge of total failure.

It’s going to be launched in select U.S. theatres May 17, 2018.

Click PLAY or watch a trailer on YouTube.