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Filmography

Darlow Smithson Productions

    • UK / USA 
    • Color
    • 45 min 

    In April 1999 3 British climbers get caught in a snow storm near the summit of Mt. McKinley. After a night in a cave, 1 climber develops snow blindness and another volunteers to go down to base camp but breaks both his legs in a fall.

    Three British climbers become trapped on America's highest mountain when the weather turns against them. One has to make the difficult decision - stay with his friends and freeze to death or go down the mountain alone risking his own life to try to save them all.


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    Docudrama

    • UK / USA 
    • Color
    • 45 min 

    Two climbers on a first date in the Swiss Alps nearly summit a mountain, but are stopped by ice. A massive storm has formed in the valley below, and the climbers are forced to descend through the treacherous conditions. They end up trapped on a ledge.


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    Docudrama

    • UK / USA 
    • Color
    • 45 min 

    50 year-old Australian mountaineer Lincoln Hall attempted to climb Everest in 1984 but didn't reach the summit. Now, 22 years later, he has a second chance. Despite his age, Lincoln fulfils his lifelong dream, but on the descent is struck by a deadly form of altitude sickness known as a cerebral oedema. Unable to climb and suffering from hypothermia, Lincoln is left for dead at 28,000ft. His survival is nothing short of a miracle.
    In May 2006 climber Lincoln Hall summits Mt. Everest but on the way down he develops life threatening cerebral edema. Sherpas, themselves at risk in the low oxygen death zone, assist his descent but abandon him at 28,000 feet when he falls unconscious and is believed beyond help. During the night Lincoln, his death already announced, awakens and that morning is found by Dan Mazur and his group of climbers during their summit attempt.


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    Docudrama

    • USA / UK 
    • Color
    • 45 min 

    In June 1992 the mountaineering expedition of best friends Jim Davidson and Mike Price goes terribly wrong when Jim falls into an 80 foot crevasse, dragging his partner with him. Jim survives the fall because of Mike slowing it down. Jim has to climb out without Mike, who died of his injuries, or he'll die in the night.


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    Docudrama

    • UK / USA 
    • Color
    • 45 min 

    In January 1999, Jamie Andrew and his friend Jamie Fisher are trapped on a ledge in the French Alps when a surprise snowstorm blows in. Because of the harsh weather, the rescue helicopter can't land which leaves Fisher dead and Andrew a frostbite.


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    Docudrama

    • UK 
    • Color
    • 75 min 

    Joe Simpson, whose battle for survival featured in "Touching the Void", travels to the Eiger to tell the story of one of mountaineering's most epic tragedies. Toni Kurtz was a brilliant mountaineer who in 1936 tried to be the first to conquer the Eiger. The climb started well, but disaster struck and Kurtz's climbing colleagues were killed, leaving him alone and fighting for his life. "The Beckoning Silence" recounts Kurtz's heroic battle for survival but it also forces Simpson to confront some fundamental questions of his own. Why continue climbing when you have come so close to oblivion?


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    Documentary

    • UK 
    • Color
    • 24 min 

    The making of the beckoning silence is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Eiger. It was directed by James Tovell in 2007 and produced by Darlow Smithson Productions. It features Brian Hall, Jeremy Hewson, Joe Simpson, Louise Osmond, Paul Moores, Roger Schäli and others.


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    • UK 
    • Color
    • 106 min 

    The true story of two climbers and their perilous journey up the west face of Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes in 1985.


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    Docudrama

    • UK 
    • Color
    • 26 min 

    Touching the void - Return to Siula Grande is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Siula Grande. It was directed by Kevin Macdonald in 2004 and produced by Film Four Limited. It features Joe Simpson, Simon Yates and Richard Hawking.


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    Documentary

    • UK 
    • Color
    • 10 min 

    Touching the void - What happened next is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Siula Grande. It was directed by Kevin MacDonald in 2003 and produced by FilmFour. It features Joe Simpson, Simon Yates and Richard Hawking.


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    Documentary

Found films (13)

Original title Year Dir / Prod Locations Genres
Picture Film data Locations
Frozen at twenty thousand feet 2006 Crispin Reece, Darlow Smithson Productions Denali - McKinley Docudrama
Frozen at twenty thousand feet Denali - McK...
First date nightmare 2011 Simon George, Darlow Smithson Productions Piz Badile Docudrama
First date nightmare Piz Badile
Left for dead on Everest 2011 Neil Rawles, Darlow Smithson Productions Everest Docudrama
Left for dead on Everest Everest
Killer crevasse 2011 Christopher Spencer, Darlow Smithson Productions Mount Rainier Docudrama
Killer crevasse Mount Rainier
Death climb 2010 Christopher Spencer, Darlow Smithson Productions Les Droites Docudrama
Death climb Les Droites
The beckoning silence 2007 Louise Osmond, Darlow Smithson Productions Eiger, Siula Grande Documentary
The beckoning silence Eiger
Siula Grande
The making of the beckoning silence 2007 James Tovell, Darlow Smithson Productions Eiger Documentary
The making of the beckoning silence Eiger
Touching the void 2003 Kevin Macdonald, UK Film Council, PBS, FilmFour, Channel 4, Darlow Smithson Productions Siula Grande Docudrama
Touching the void Siula Grande
Touching the void - Return to Siula Grande 2004 Kevin Macdonald, Darlow Smithson Productions, Film Four Limited, UK Film Council Siula Grande Documentary
Touching the void - Return to Siula Grande Siula Grande
Touching the void - What happened next 2003 Kevin Macdonald, Darlow Smithson Productions, Channel 4, FilmFour, PBS, UK Film Council Siula Grande Documentary
Touching the void - What happened next Siula Grande