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Apr 02, 2020

Top Ten: Your Outdoors Fix, On Netflix or Amazon Prime Right Now

You're stuck indoors and you're dreaming of the outdoors, but use some of this time to watch some of the awesome content that you'll find on Netflix and Prime.

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As much as we might all like to be out on the trails this weekend, for many of us, it’s just not an option. It’s important that we all listen to the authorities and stay safe during this COVID19 crisis. However, it’s also important that we keep ourselves sane and as we might not all have the option to set up a tent in our front room here’s a list of our favorite shows on Netflix and Prime that will help you get your outdoor fix right now.

As always, if you would like to get in touch, then please drop us an e-mail at editorial@OutdoorJournal.com – Perhaps you have some complaints or suggestions if so we’ll add them to the list. Please note, that these are in no particular order.

Valley Uprising (Netflix)

Easy Watching and Educational – Great for Yosemite Newbies (and the rest of us).

“A truly monumental piece of work. … I can’t think of a better, more enjoyable climbing film I’ve ever seen… there was something beautiful/ transcendental in there somewhere. When Alex free soloed Half Dome I thought I might cry!” – Richard Heap, director Hard Grit

Featuring: Almost what feels like every well-known climber that has visited Yosemite, including Royal Robbins, Warren Harding, Dean Potter, Alex Honnold, Lynn Hill, Jim Bridwell, Yvon Chouinard, John Bachar, “Chongo” Chuck and many more…

The Last of the Mohicans (Amazon Prime)

Epic Scenery – A Timeless Classic to Rewatch, or Educate your Kids.

Filmed in Chimney Rock Park in North Carolina, including the dramatic final scene that took place at Cliff Trail.

“A movie whose crew included a mountaineer, several “greensmen” and a meteorologist is a movie with a keen sense of natural spectacle.” – Janet Maslin, New York Times.

Featuring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe, Russell Means.

The Barkley Marathons: The Race That Eats Its Young (Netflix)

To Smile, shake your head and get that warm fuzzy feeling.

“One gratuitously gruesome blister-popping moment aside, however, “The Barkley Marathons” is more delight than an ordeal to watch.” – Dennis Harvey, Variety.

Featuring: Lazarus Lake.

Read about Gaurav Madan’s attempt to complete the Barkley Marathon Classic, when he contributed to The Outdoor Journal by clicking the link below.

Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey (Amazon Prime)

To be humbled

Beckey was one of the last of a dying breed. An explorer of new ground. A man whose legacy to the mountains deserves our attention.” – Ash Routen, Explorers Web.

Featuring: Fred Beckey, Conrad Anker, and Yvon Chouinard.

Check out the emotional story of Fred’s final climb via the link below.

The Dawn Wall (Netflix)

To watch from behind the sofa.

“Has any film better captured life on the wall? Directors Josh Lowell and Peter Mortimer, with director of photography Brett Lowell, show Caldwell and Jorgeson on their floating ledges sleeping, cooking, getting battered by a storm, howling, pooping, and executing amazingly intricate skin care routines involving razor blades, neosporin and cloth tape.” – Tom McCarthy, The Guardian.

Featuring: Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson.

Winterland (Amazon Prime)

To remind yourself why you do it, to fall in love again.

“Elyse Saugstad and Angel Collinson party skiing powder eights down a steep Haines face is a good reminder that big lines or not, party laps with your friends is the way we all love to ski.” Jake Stern, Powder

Featuring: Todd Ligare, Tim Durtschi, Colter Hinchliffe, Tim Durtschi, John Collinson, Sam Smoothy, Sage Cattabriga-Alosa, Angel Collinson, Cody Townsend, Jeremy Jones, Elyse Saugstad, Kai Jones, and Hadley Hammer

Under An Arctic Sky (Netflix)

To challenge that new expensive 4k television that you have.

“High-quality images, amazing scenery and Chris Burkard’s ability to capture them in the best way imaginable” – Magnus Ekermann, Surf Ears.

Featuring: Chris Burkard, Sam Hammer, Justin Quintal, Steve Hawk, Heidar Logi, Ingo Olsen, Timmy Reyes, Elli Thor Magnusson

Meru (Amazon Prime)

To be in awe.

“Thankfully free of the usual triumph-of-the-will score, “Meru” is an ultrasmooth blend of conventional documentary techniques — the talking-head interview; the back-in-the-day photograph — and uncommon ambition.” – Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times.

Featuring: Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin, Renan Ozturk, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Bob Eisenhardt and Jon Krakauer.

Check out Jimmy Chin’s exclusive Outdoor Journal article via the link below.

Into The Wild (Netflix)

To show your strange friend who hasn’t seen it yet.

“With the whole of America as his backdrop, Penn pulls off his most ambitious movie yet. The result is a beautiful and thought-provoking road movie.” – Dan Jolin, Empire.

Featuring: Emile Hirsch, Vince Vaughn, Catherine Keener, and Jon Krakauer.

The Art of Flight (We’ve cheated, you need to pay to watch this one)

To Relax, to have on in the background, to watch again and again.

Filmed in Chimney Rock Park in North Carolina, including the dramatic final scene that took place at Cliff Trail.

“Everything about this movie is super-sized, from the budget (the exact figure is a closely-guarded secret, but most people put it at around $2 million) to the riding, to the huge sweeping landscape shots and the enormous mountains they take in.” – Tristan Kennedy, Whitelines.

Featuring: Curt Morgan, Jeremy Jones, and Travis Rice.

Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl)

A Special Mention to a film and charity that The Outdoor Journal has covered extensively. Having recently won an Oscar, Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl), isn’t widely available. However, you can read more about this amazing film and listen to a podcast episode that features the Oscar-winning director, by clicking the link below.


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