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In the Spirit of the Oscars

Postby susanjoypaul » Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:54 am

OK, the Oscars are boring. I'll take a climbing/mountaineering/adventure film - even a really bad one - over a movie awards show any day!

What's your favorite scene from an adventure flick? I never get tired of this one:


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Re: In the Spirit of the Oscars

Postby B[3] » Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:05 pm

Front Range Freaks is a favorite. I always enjoy watching the segment with Biscuit, the climbing canine (that dog was a great scrambler). Timmy O'Neill's "Urban Ape" segment is pretty funny. When bored, a way to pass the time is by watching Paul Glover's "Dynomaniac" segment and trying to identify the places being shown.
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Re: In the Spirit of the Oscars

Postby Jim Davies » Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:11 pm

It's hard to beat the Vertical Limit ice-axe jump. After all, who hasn't had to do this on occasion?
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Re: In the Spirit of the Oscars

Postby susanjoypaul » Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:11 pm

B[3] wrote:Front Range Freaks is a favorite. I always enjoy watching the segment with Biscuit, the climbing canine (that dog was a great scrambler).

Ha! Biscuit... the "Lynn Hill of the dog world."



Jim Davies wrote:It's hard to beat the Vertical Limit ice-axe jump. After all, who hasn't had to do this on occasion?

I've been told that d_baker can do that... with one ice tool tied behind his back!

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Re: In the Spirit of the Oscars

Postby B[3] » Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:27 pm

susanjoypaul wrote:Ha! Biscuit... the "Lynn Hill of the dog world."


I've wondered what Lynn Hill thought when she first heard that. :lol:

Biscuit was pretty impressive--that boulder accessing the West Ridge trail is pretty water-polished (I've started wearing approach shoes when I go that way). I still can't believe Biscuit scrambled to the base of Washington Irving--she had great tenacity!
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Re: In the Spirit of the Oscars

Postby Doug Shaw » Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:39 pm

In the film adaption of Touching the Void, after Joe's fallen into the crevasse. The scene is filled with such despair and despondence and hopelessness. I found it extremely powerful. Can't find a decent video clip including the first bit with the screaming, which is the most powerful part...

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Re: In the Spirit of the Oscars

Postby pvnisher » Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:39 pm

Biscuit was drytooling (nail-tooling?) before it was cool.
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Re: In the Spirit of the Oscars

Postby susanjoypaul » Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:31 pm

Doug Shaw wrote:In the film adaption of Touching the Void, after Joe's fallen into the crevasse. The scene is filled with such despair and despondence and hopelessness. I found it extremely powerful. Can't find a decent video clip including the first bit with the screaming, which is the most powerful part...

One of my favorites as well, in the movie and in the book. I found this one clip online:


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Re: In the Spirit of the Oscars

Postby RogerMN » Sun Feb 24, 2013 2:15 pm

Nominated in the ski movie category....

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Re: In the Spirit of the Oscars

Postby planet54 » Sun Feb 24, 2013 2:18 pm

Butch and Sundance had some adventures.
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Re: In the Spirit of the Oscars

Postby Skip Perkins » Sun Feb 24, 2013 2:24 pm

Susan,
Great scene. Our best selling harness at the time was the Black Diamond BOD and we used the same harness in all of our rentals and lessons so we had fun informing our customers that they were now using the same harness in the opening scene from Cliffhanger. I can understand Chouinard's lawsuit.
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Re: In the Spirit of the Oscars

Postby summitrunner » Sun Feb 24, 2013 4:25 pm

Roger Moore's Classic: Fire, Ice, and Dynamite. It is a highlight video of the most radical and awesome scenes of this Oscar worthy movie. I have the VHS copy if anyone wants to borrow it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBb0x4A7L5A
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