The GMHM of Chamonix offers Mountain Videos


In the absence of activity in the mountains because of the coronavirus COVID-19 lockdown, the GMHM (Groupe Militaie de Haute Montagne) of Chamonix takes the time to update its video library.

Excellent news for all mountaineering enthusiasts, who will get a chance to escape into new territories by watching the expedition films posted weekly by the GMHM of Chamonix on their YouTube channel.

Kilian Jornet is the triple winner of the 2008, 2009 and 2011 editions of UTMB

The GMHM of Chamonix will update their video library

Based in Chamonix, the military group of high mountains (GMHM) is composed of twelve men, led by the commander Pierre Sancier.

They are versatile and can do everything - paragliding, kiting, skiing, ice climbing & more.

Each week, the GMHM will put one of its films online on its YouTube channel, starting with the film of the ascent of Changabang.

Changabang is a mountain in the Garhwal Himalaya of Uttarakhand, India, and it is located at 6,864 m or 22,520 altitude.

The Changabang has been the scene of many dramas. A challenge for the three GMHM mountaineers from Chamonix who left to face the formidable summit and its vertical wall. 

The weather window is short and the three mountaineers struggle to erase the verticality that separates them from the summit.

A 52-minute film which retraces this perilous ascent and leaves the viewer wondering about what pushes man to face the dangers of the mountain.

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Unbreakable, 2010 Western States film starring Kilian Jornet, for free

Unbreakable, a documentary about the 2010 Western States 100-mile (161 km)  ultramarathon has been made free, because of the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

The film follows four top ultra runners vying for victory in one of the most prestigious races on the calendar and you can now watch it even if you are stuck at home.

WSER is held in summer in Squaw Valley, California. The race is notorious for its range of temperatures, starting at altitude and descending into scorching valleys.

The film follows four ultra runners who were all at the top of their game in 2010: Hal Koerner, two times defending Western States champion; Geoff Roes, yet to be defeated at the 100-mile distance at the time; Anton Krupicka, undefeated in every ultramarathon he had ever started; and a young Kilian Jornet, fresh off the back of two Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc victories.

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