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Cerro Torre: Snowballs Chance in Hell

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After more than three years of trying, David finally realized his dream of becoming the first person to free climb the infamous Compressor Route on Patagonia's Cerro Torre. The 22-year-old conquered the east face of the 3,128m-high mountain using only mobile devices to secure his route after bolts from a previous attempt had been removed. David free climbed for 24 hours and despite a few falls and freezing conditions, pitched a bivouac on the Ice Towers of Cerro Torre, along with climbing partner Peter Ortner, ahead of his final assault on the summit the following morning.

  • DirectorThomas Dirnhofer
  • Runtime: 1 hr 38 min
  • StudioRed Bull Media House
  • QualityHD

Reviews about Cerro Torre: Snowballs Chance in Hell

Cerro Torre: Snowballs Chance in Hell
David C. Macpherson
You do not need to be a climber to watch and enjoy this climbing documentary.

Extraordinary footage of big wall climbing (both from a helicopter and cameraman who rappelled down from above) coupled with fascinating characters and an insights into the ethics and drama of big wall climbing technique over the years.

Cerro Torre: Snowballs Chance in Hell
MavericksHMB
Bridwell won't concede his legendary status, but...

This kid is good!! Great rock climbing doc! Especially if you like free climbing. David Lama is a name to watch, for sure. Eventually his name will become legend. Bridwell comes across as a curmudgeonly has-been -- mad at the world, and still a legend in his own mind. He was a legend, back in the day. But c'mon. Admit that these up and comers have chops. I don't know anything about David Lama other than what was portrayed in this film, so I can't say if he's "tainted" (as another reviewer wrote), or not. I do think Lama learned something in his attempts at scaling Cerro del Torre. ...

Cerro Torre: Snowballs Chance in Hell
Chris
Thoroughly enjoyed this climbing documentary

Thoroughly enjoyed this climbing documentary. Great cinematography, well told story, and some background on the controversy surrounding Cerro Torre.

Cerro Torre: Snowballs Chance in Hell
Jon Sima
Three Stars

Nice scenery, David is talented but also very human.

Cerro Torre: Snowballs Chance in Hell
griff77
An interesting piece of the more recent history of this ...

An interesting piece of the more recent history of this climb and the most recent generation to attempt it. Worth watching for the photography of the final free climb alone.

Cerro Torre: Snowballs Chance in Hell
Charles
Excellent photography. Just be aware that for English speaking ...

Outstanding accomplishment! Excellent photography. Just be aware that for English speaking viewers it is done with subtitles.

Cerro Torre: Snowballs Chance in Hell
Matthew J Nelson
Phenomenal cinematography! The birdseye view provided by the helicopter ...

Phenomenal cinematography! The birdseye view provided by the helicopter made this movie incredible.

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In Cerro Torre – A Snowball´s Chance in Hell this story is re-enacted by David's partner Peter Ortner, who slipped into the role of Egger, and the Corinthian mountain guide and ice climber Markus Pucher, who doubled as Maestri. Pucher also led the ...

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Il film completo, sarà disponibile dal 19 marzo su Red Bull TV. Lama e Peter Ortner hanno fatto ... “Cerro Torre: a snowball's chance in hell' è una storia che va al di là delle tipiche domande sull'idoneità tecnica e mentale. È qualcosa che ha a che ...

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Cerro Torre: a snowball's chance in hell' è una storia che va al di là delle tipiche domande sull'idoneità tecnica e mentale. ... Non vogliamo rivelarti troppo perché tutta la storia è raccontata nel film che sarà disponibile su Red Bull TV a partire ...

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With the sponsorship of Red Bull Media, Lama and Ortner turned the experience into a documentary film. The final product was “Cerro Torre: A Snowball's Chance in Hell,” which this reporter caught a viewing of at the Santa Barbara International Film ...

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To document Lama's climb of a lifetime, director Thomas Dirnhofer brought his extensive climbing and mountaineering skills to the movie world. “Cerro Torre: A Snowball's Chance in Hell” is the self-taught filmmaker's first full-length, documentary ...

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Things may now change thanks also, ironically, to A Snowballs's Chance in Hell which we believe has absolutely nothing to do with the Red Bull that many might imagine. Planetmountain was lucky enough to be invited to its premier in Innsbruck a while ...

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