Andy Parkin, artist & climber
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Die 6 grossen Nordwände der Alpen
Bluebird Films/Servus TV, 2011
Part of a series of films about the great north faces of the Alps, this film follows Andy Parkin and Steve House climbing on the north face of the Drus. The film focusses on how both climbers' lives changed after serious accidents in the mountains. The team left the base of the mountain an hour before the huge collapse on the west face...

Andy Parkin & Doug Scott
Andy and Doug ice climbing in Italy's Val d'Aoste. Film by Jean Afanassieff.

Andy Parkin: A Life in Adaptation
Winner of the Special Jury Prize at the 2008 Kendal Film Festival. More info and trailer at:

The Last Dragon (US title - Dragons: A Fantasy Made Real)
dir. Justin Hardy, Animal Planet, 2004
What if dragons really existed?... Police officer in a partly fictionalized documentary investigation of the legendary beasts of the title. The most-watched program in Discovery Animal Planet's history.

One Winter
dir. Rich Heap, Slackjaw Films, 2003
Climbing companion to Airlie Anderson over three winter months in a film that sets out to try and find out what makes her tick. 'Andy’s ascent of a new route in the Alps probably amounts to the most terrifying, drawn-out filming experience we’ve ever had'...

The Face: Six Great Climbing Adventures - Vietnam
dir. Richard Else, BBC, 1998
Part of a series of programmes. Filmed on location in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam, climbing new routes with Greg Child and painting.

Pushing the Limits
dir. Thierry Donard, 1994
Extra in feature-length film about extreme sports, including climbing, skiing, ski-surfing...

8000m sans oxygène
dir. Jean Afanassieff, 1983
Expedition member in documentary. Filmed on locaction in the Karakorum, during ascents of Broad Peak and an attempted new route on K2.

Artiste et alpiniste
Portrait of the artist.

Confetti: Artiste et alpiniste
Portrait of the artist.

Click on the links below to watch short films.

The Sorcerer
Creation of trophy for the Kendal Mountain Festival.
59 secs, 776KB. © Kendal Film Festival, 2004.
NB. Film edited for web site

Le Beatnik
Trailer, film about American climber Gary Hemming.
2 mins 27 secs, 1.8MB. © BlueHippo Media/WeekDay Productions, 2005.

Artist & mountaineer
Short film about the painting process.
2 mins 30 secs, 6.1MB. © Kendal Mountain Festival, 2005.

Brit Alps
Interview, extract from short film about Chamonix.
1 min 57 secs, 2.8MB.