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To the Limit

3.8 out of 5 stars 42 customer reviews

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Thomas and Alexander Huber rank as two of the best mountain climbers ever. Now the brothers set out to break the record in speed climbing the 2,900 foot sheer cliff known as 'The Nose' of El Capitan in Yosemite Valley.

Extreme sports don't come any more extreme than speed rock-climbing. In their attempt to set a world record, the Hubers compress a three-day ascent for regular climbers into less than three hours. Intensive practice and split-second timing are required, and one false step can bring fatal disaster.

Featuring breathtaking footage of the mountains of Patagonia and Yosemite National Park, Academy Award® winner Pepe Danquart (Hell on Wheels) follows the Huber brothers to locations never before reached by a film crew, capturing two competitive brothers who go to the very edge.

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A visually breathtaking essay about daredevils hooked on the thrill of speed rock-climbing. --Variety

A heroic feat - 'Spider-Man' without computer graphics! --New York Sun

As thrilling and awe-inspiring as TOUCHING THE VOID! --NYCMovieGuru.com

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  • Actors: Thomas Huber, Alexander Huber
  • Directors: Pepe Danquart
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English, German
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
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  • Studio: FIRST RUN FEATURES
  • DVD Release Date: October 21, 2008
  • Run Time: 95 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001CP1UMY
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #85,295 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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This is an excellent story about the determination to succeed at any and all cost. This was never intended to be an instructional video about rock climbing which would have been extremely boring. Instead this is a story about not giving up no matter the odds against you or how many times you fail. As the film maker stated, he had no interest in making a film simply about climbing. This is a film about rock climbing as a metaphor for life. This movie is not meant for quitters.

P.S. The brothers did not give up and eventually set the speed climbing record.
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Four ENGAGING Stars. This award-winning documentary, "To The Limit", is ostensibly about the speed climbing attempt on the El Capitan "The Nose" route in Yosemite by the great climbing brothers, Thomas and Alexander Huber. But it is as much about the Huber brothers' personalities and motivations as about the climb, showing their close relationship, competitive nature, training, travels, and philosophy. An artful film, it is also full of beautiful vistas of El Capitan at various times of the day and from different distances.

The Huber brothers extensive preparation regimen, discussion of the philosophy, and 'pseudo' route climbing is shown. There is a training mishap where death is escaped "by a hair's breadth" that sets the attempt back as they go home to Germany, with even a trip to attempt a traverse of the Cerro Torre group in Patagonia. And finally, in the last 20 minutes, the grand attempt as the Huber brothers start the race for the speed record up El Cap's Nose route. This film is an incisive and interesting look at the climbing Huber brothers. Starring Thomas Huber, Alexander Huber, Dean S. Potter, and Chongo. A Pepe Marquant film. Very Definitely Recommended for climbing fans. Four ABSORBING Stars. (Lotus Films. Hager Moss Films. Quinte Films. Color. Spoken In German with English Closed Captioning. Time-1:36:15.)
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I loved this movie because of the Huber bro's and the crazy homeless Sage on a tightrope. My best friend is Dutch and man, what endurance she has! The Huber brothers are so relate-able because they are laid back but at the same time, supreme athlete's with the normal brother rivalries. You can tell the extreme love that each has for the other. For me, the long haired tattooed type has been the norm, all of my life, and my son is planning a Mt. climb in Oregon. (over my dead body)... I liked the way, after Alexander had his fall and hurt his feet, they are rolling along, counting their blessings and Alexander says "it's a good thing I'm so physically fit, or it could have been much worse (while he's smoking a cigarette). lol. The crazy sage guy on the tightrope looked so uber stoned in the beginning of the movie but he had a some very wise things to say. This movie was so enjoyable and the scenery breath taking. I think that rock face climbers are a community of crazies unto themselves. Supreme movie and the guys are major babes.
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I liked it. The scenery was spectacular and the camera work was first-rate. The person doing the filming deserves a star of his/her own.
Now: Somebody explain this competitive climbing to me. They worked as a pair, and one did the actual scary climbing without a rope, just him clinging to the rock. The other brother ran up the rope with a lever whosit, and he was all roped in, so he was actually pretty safe. He wouldn't fall far as he had most of the protection. Wouldn't the first brother who was just climbing the bare rock and putting in the anchors holding the other get the credit for the fast climb?
I'm clearly not a mountain climber. All the climbing I want to do is into bed after a long day, so temper your criticism please!
Thanks all.
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Thomas and Alexander Huber are top notch climbers - amazing abilities both of them. This "movie/documentary" is involving and well made. It is in German with English subtitles. That is not too annoying however takes it down a notch since I have to work at keeping up with the dialogue. My German is too rusty to follow fast jargon filled German any more. Been a long time since I was there for a while. At any rate these guys are funny and awesome - practicing a deadly sport well. The scenery cannot be beat!!
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El Capitan looks like a monster to climb. Climbing it solely with the intent of setting a new speed record seems almost heretical. The German Huber brothers are interesting, but the subtitling makes it a little hard to really understand their personalities and the twists in their relationship...They appear to be speed-driven, highly motivated hippies. A little hard to fathom. The climbing scenes are breathtakingly beautiful but the push for speed seems overly dramatic, almost a distraction from the significance of climbing such a magnificent rock face.
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This is indeed not a film about climbing techniques. And there is no happy ending, at least not at the time when the scenes were shot. But the film tells a great story about nature, challenges in life, friendship and of course climbing. I have watched it now several times just because it brings one of the most impressive landscapes I have ever seen in my living room. The two Huber brothers also are both top of their class in high speed climbing and very charismatic. I can recommend the DVD to everyone, not only mountain addicts!
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