Mountaineering movies – Part 2

The mountains have always been and will remain a fascinating scenery for the movies.

In this article we propose some of them that we have watched and liked.

We have categorized them and the second category is

Adventure Movies


The Eiger Sanction (1975)

Terrain: Eiger, Switzerland

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Running time: 129 minutes


A movie about a government agent and professional assassin who is forced out of retirement to avenge the murder of an old friend.

The Eiger Sanction Official Trailer –K2 (1991)


Terrain: K2, border of Pakistan and China

Directed by: Franc Roddam

Running time: 104 minutes


Two climbers join the climbing team of a millionaire, preparing to conquer K2. It is loosely based on the story of Jim Wickwire and Louis Reichardt, the first Americans to summit K2.

K2 Official Trailer


Scream Of Stone (1991)

Original Title: Cerro Torre Schrei aus Stein

Terrain: Cerro Torre, border of Argentina and Chile

Directed by: Werner Herzog

Running time: 105 minutes


Two famous competitive climbers make a bet on who can climb Cerro Torre, one of the most dangerous mountains in Argentina and the world, first. As the day of the climb approaches, their increasing competitiveness becomes destructive. The movie draws elements from the first conquest of the summit of Cerro Torre in 1959. Italian climbers Cesare Maestri and Austrian Toni Egger reached the summit but died during the descent.

Cerro Torre Official Trailer


Cliffhanger (1993)

Terrain: Rocky Mountains, North America

Directed by: Renny Harlin

Running time: 113 minutes


After a heist on a US Treasury plane goes wrong, suitcases full of cash are being scattered throughout the Rocky Mountains. A mountain climber and his friends are accidentally involved because they were in the wrong place the wrong time.Now they have to save their lives.

Cliffhanger Official Trailer


Vertical Limit (2000)

On screen: K2, border of Pakistan and China

Directed by: Martin Campbell

Running time: 124 minutes


A young climber gives up climbing after his father’s tragic mountaineering accident. Now he must climb again to rescue his sister who is on an expedition to the top of K2.

Vertical Limit Official Trailer