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Friday, November 20, 2009
Vertical Limit - An Instructional Video
Hold your breath! Okay, you can let it out now. There wasn't that much a reason to hold your breath, because the 2000 film, Vertical Limit is dumb.
It has been discussed here in the past and in many other climbing forums and blogs. There is no other way to put it...
Vertical Limit is stupid.
Maybe I should make this a little bit more clear. Vertical Limit is perhaps the most ludicrous climbing film of all time. There is not one iota of truth or reality in the entire movie from the beginning to the end. And in many cases, the storyline is so outrageous that it is actually comical.
So a small group of climbers decided that the best way to use the content of this film was to make an instructional climbing video out of it. Hilarity ensues...
--Jason D. Martin
Good instructional video...but they left out an extremely important comment:when gear and people are falling off the wall, blow your whistle.ReplyDelete
Just want to point out that if you do use nitroglycerin for a new route you should note it as "nitro-aided". That way the rest of us know to bring our nitro supply as well.ReplyDelete
I KNOW NOTHING RE: CLIMBING, HOWEVER, FOR THOSE OF US THAT DO NOT...GOOD MOVIE, E.G. ACTION, REVENGE/FATE, THRILLER, ETC...THERE IS NO MEDICAL TRUTH TO IT EITHER, BESIDES DEX BEING USED FOR INFLAMATION...THEY OBVIOUSLY DO NOT KNOW WHERE SHOTS GO...ReplyDelete
WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW: Why the heck go up that far w/o oxygen...idiotic. THAT BEING SAID, for the NON~CLIMBERS...LET US ENJOY IT....99% OF US WILL NOT GO CLIMBING, ESPECIALLY IN THE COUNTRY OF PAKASTAN....
THANK YOU FOR YOU INPUT, YOU GAVE NO BASIS AS TO WHY YOU FEEL THE WAY YOU DO...WHAT EXACTLY IS NOT CORRECT ABOUT CLIMBING...OUTSIDE OF OXYGEN, NITRO, ETC., IF YOU PUT THE PAGE UP...GIVE US MORE INFO. PUT UP OR SHUT UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! KNOW IT ALL!!!!!!!
its a movie you want truth look elsewhere.ReplyDelete
I really like this film, giving a lot of moral messageReplyDelete
I am a nurse and have done some climbing and have been to EBC (as a trekker) and as bad as this movie is, I enjoy the hell out of it anyway. Love the video posted here also. I also loved Richard Harrison's song MacArthur Park . It took quite a bit of arguing with my older sis explaining it really wasn't about a cake sitting in the rain, I also enjoy, multiple viewings, Cliffhanger. Carlito's Way is an awesome movie - anyone notice the scene where Pacino is shot by the train - IV tubing taped to his arm is the part used to spike the IV bag. My kids (adults) die everytime they watch any movie with me, involving anything medical, because of all the mistakes I point out. Point is, just enjoy the damn movie and revel in just how bad Ed Viesturs acting is! Thank God he is a superb climber, don't give up your day job Ed!ReplyDelete
Enjoy your day or night or even afternoon!,,