5 documentaries to bring the outdoors in

Spending time outdoors is a natural mood boost. Fact. So, while we’re all stuck in (except for cashing in our daily fresh air token) we wanted to help bring a bit more of the outdoors in. So, we’ve rustled up a recce of our favourite outdoors docu-films that you can stream straight from your telly-box

Get stuck in, they’re guaranteed to keep you from climbing the walls:


With incredible imagery and thought-provoking narration, viewers head to the summits of some of the world’s most uninhabitable mountains. Scored by a live orchestra at the Sydney Opera House, and narrated by Willem Dafoe, this docu explores what mountains mean to use and the unique urge that drives us to climb them. It’s a sure-fire goose bump giver and one that’ll stay with you for a while after you’ve watched it.

Watch it on: Netflix

Valley Uprising

The unforgettable take of Yosemite’s wild rock-climbing culture, rebelling against the laws of gravity and society. Peter Sarsgaard (actor, climber, all-round cool guy) narrates you through a half century worth of stories from characters who pioneered the boldest climbs on earth.

Watch it on: Amazon

Spectre: to the ends of the earth

1000 miles, 65 days, 3 mates, 1 mountain. Berghaus athlete Leo Houlding and his team take on the most remote mountain on earth using snow kites, ice hammers and sheer determination in an expedition that re-wrote the rules of Transantartic exploration.

Watch it on:  Red Bull TV

Read Leo’s expedition log here

The Dawn Wall

The inspirational journey of free climbers Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgesun scaling Yosemite’s most formidable formation – the seemingly impossible 3000ft rock face. Relive the free climb that made history with soak up the odd-defying lessons it serves up.

Watch it: Netflix

Mirror Wall

Leo Houlding and his team take on the imposing Mirror Wall, a breath-taking 1200m vertical tower in the polar mountains of Greenland. This story delves deep into the psyche of a man that’s devoted his life to adventure. Chatting to us about the expedition Leo said “I know I am now more risk averse.  I have felt danger keenly throughout this trip for both myself and the crew.  I do not want to miss out on the ephemeral joy of Freya’s childhood, but expressing myself in this landscape is a part of me.  Having the privilege of running wild with these strong guys out here in this grown up playground for weeks on end is to be cherished too.”

Watch it: YouTube

Got a recommendation you want to get on our radar? Leave a message in the comments below, we’re well up for giving something new a listen #ClimbingTheWalls