A lot of us are still unsure about whether or not to book a holiday abroad or explore our backyard and have a staycation. Well whilst you are pondering that we thought we would share some of our favourite outdoor films to provide a bit of inspiration.
This is the story of how Tracy Edwards, a 24 year old became the skipper of the first ever all female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the world in 1989.
It documents the incredible adversity that Tracy and her team had to overcome, not only on the sea but also on land by those who thought an all women team would never make it.
They entered the race in a second hand boat called ‘Maiden’ and travelled 33,000 miles over nine months from England to Argentina and then New Zealand and America.
Into the Wild
Many of us dream of packing up everything and going on a wild adventure. Into the wild follows a college graduate, Christopher McCandless who packs up everything and hitchhikes into the Alaskan wilderness with very little planning.
It demonstrates the human spirit to experience heading off on an adventure, with no real idea where it may take you. Some are torn between seeing him as a heroic adventurer or a naïve idealist, but whatever may be the case, it was a hell of an adventure.
It Is The People
A short film on YouTube about hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. Everyone has their reason ‘why’ when it comes to adventure and Elina Osbourne captures this beautifully. Particularly apt now, we probably all questioned things a little more during lockdown.
This famous hike takes most people around 4 or 5 months to travel the full 2,653 miles and this film is full of adventure. If you want to feel inspired, this is an incredible place to start.
El Capitan is considered the toughest climbing face in Yosemite National Park. Free Solo follows the unbelievable preparation and attempts of one man to climb El Cap without safety ropes.
You will be on the edge of your seat and filled with nerves and you follow his life goal. National Geographic says ‘it is both an edge of your seat thriller and an inspiring portrait of an athlete who exceeds our current understanding of human physical and mental potential’ and honestly that’s spot on.
If you have ever been to the Mountains you will understand peoples draw to them. This film explores the relationship with incredible adventurers and epic mountains.
The cinematography is incredible and portrays why humans have an obsession with high places, how this pursuit of mountain peaks has gone from perilous to beautiful.