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Andy Anderson
(ianders) - F

Locale: Southeast
If you get a chance, Watch "180* South" on Netfilx on 01/03/2011 08:50:13 MST Print View

Not a Lightweight Backpacking Topic, but over the weekend, I watched a documentary titled "180* South" on Netflix. It is a great film on Yvon Chouinard, the founder of Pategonia. If you have Netflix, definately watch it.

Ryan Teale
(monstertruck) - F - M

Locale: Almost Yosemite
If you get a chance, Watch "180* South" on Netfilx on 01/04/2011 01:07:49 MST Print View

Loved watching this! It may not be backpacking but we can all appreciate a good adventure. I got to reminisce a little about my trip down there. Took the Navimag Ferry up the Chilean coast after a couple weeks backpacking around Fitzroy and The Circuit in Torres Del Paine. Anything else on Netflix that is adventure oriented?

Ryan

Michael Haubert
(SoCalMike) - F

Locale: So Cal
Loved it on 01/04/2011 07:28:48 MST Print View

I saw this a couple of months back. I loved it and highly recommend it, too. It inspired me to get off my rear and get back outside and perhaps challenge myself a little bit more when I am outside.

Sid Riddle
(shiree) - F

Locale: Southeastern US
180 south on 01/06/2011 18:55:16 MST Print View

Wow,
Great stories, quotes, message, and music.
very highly recommended, must watch

David W.
(Davidpcvsamoa) - MLife

Locale: East Bay, CA
Re: 180 south on 01/06/2011 20:44:06 MST Print View

I also enjoyed 180 South. I watched a documentary on Reinhold Messner last night that I think is worth watching. Messner happens to mention Royal Robbins and Yvon Chouinard and the movement of climbing that originated in Yosemite.


Messner Documentary (Free on Hulu)

Edited by Davidpcvsamoa on 01/06/2011 20:58:28 MST.

David Lutz
(davidlutz)

Locale: Bay Area
"If you get a chance, Watch "180* South" on Netfilx" on 01/06/2011 21:07:26 MST Print View

Well, put me down in the minority, but I didn't like it that much. Other than the scenery.

Link .
(annapurna) - MLife
Re: "If you get a chance, Watch "180* South" on Netfilx" on 01/06/2011 22:45:54 MST Print View

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Edited by annapurna on 01/12/2011 23:53:01 MST.

David Lutz
(davidlutz)

Locale: Bay Area
"If you get a chance, Watch "180* South" on Netfilx" on 01/06/2011 22:48:05 MST Print View

The Messner documentary, though, is excellent.......fascinating.

Thanks Dave!

Eric Swab
(ericswab) - M

Locale: Rockies
180 South on 01/07/2011 11:10:21 MST Print View

Just watched last night, it gave me new respect for the founders of TNF and Patagonia, some very good quotes and insight from them as well.

Ben Froburg
(bfroburg) - F

Locale: New England
A great film on 01/07/2011 14:43:59 MST Print View

I really enjoyed 180 degrees south. I think this film has a lot of deep insights, mixed in with a healthy dose of adventure and light-heartedness. I too discovered this film on netflix (after sifting through some real downers). The interview with Yvon and Peter is great. It makes me want to move to Patagonia and start planting trees and fighting the hydro-giants.

Michael Richey
(beaverboymike) - M

Locale: Southern Utah
Good film, but.... on 01/07/2011 15:50:23 MST Print View

I also enjoyed the film: the scenery, the interviews, the adventure of surfing, sailing, climbing, traveling in foreign countries, etc. I'm not converted to the environmentalist side of the argument, so I found parts of the film to be boring and annoying. While I do agree with conservation of our resources (especially wilderness areas), the idea of using them responsibly and simplifying our lives, I do believe that the natural resources are given to us from God to be wise stewards over, but I don't agree with the idea that we should close off areas to responsible use. Over consumption of resources is something that we should all be concerned about, but we must consume to live. I don't know if this makes any sense, but i'm mostly thinking out loud.

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: Good film, but.... on 01/07/2011 15:55:55 MST Print View

Invoking god is right up there with arguing TP.

A little caution, if I may suggest...

jerry adams
(retiredjerry) - MLife

Locale: Oregon and Washington
re on 01/07/2011 16:02:41 MST Print View

"but I don't agree with the idea that we should close off areas to responsible use"

You mean we shouldn't have wilderness areas?

Tim Zen
(asdzxc57) - F

Locale: MI
Re: If you get a chance, Watch "180* South" on Netfilx on 01/15/2011 15:21:08 MST Print View

Thanks for the recommendation.
At some point I was thinking it was a clever commercial for North Face and Patagonia, but then I just sat back and took in the scenery.
Besides it did save me from having to watching Eat Pray Love.

Michael Richey
(beaverboymike) - M

Locale: Southern Utah
Re: re on 01/24/2011 22:35:58 MST Print View

Wilderness area's are great, but when they limit ALL of the land inside of them for very strict, limited use....(ie. hike, but not mtn bike, horse but not motorcycle, hike but not off trail, etc) it seems ridiculous!

Tom Kirchner
(ouzel) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest/Sierra
Re: Re: re on 01/25/2011 17:16:30 MST Print View

"ie. hike, but not mtn bike, horse but not motorcycle, hike but not off trail, etc) it seems ridiculous"

How does one go about using a motorcycle responsibly in a wilderness area? Just askin'.

Joey Dawson
(inabag) - F

Locale: Northern VA
Loved it! on 02/05/2011 23:39:10 MST Print View

This one has been on my queue for awhile. I absolutely loved it. I was mesmerized by the story, the history, the scenery, the camera work, the adventure, everything. You see a heavy amount of patagonia gear in this movie, but that seems unavoidable given the focus on Yvon Chouinard and the Conservación Patagonica. It looks like an amazing place. As usual the overall journey and sense of adventure really captivated and inspired me. My hopeful trip to Glacier this coming September can't come soon enough.