Since the confinement continues for some time yet, today we are offering a selection of full French-speaking outdoor documentaries, available free online.
Amountaineering, trail running, mountain biking, snorkeling, climbing, navigation… But also the wonders of nature. Several outdoor documentaries broadcast on Youtube and Viméo are worth the detour. Many of them are in English. We have chosen to make a French-speaking selection so that all of our readers can benefit from it. We wish you good relaxation while contemplating the exploits of these adventurers, while waiting to finally be able to reconnect with the pleasures of outdoor sports.
This 54-minute film, directed by Julie La Ligne and Clément Perotti, traces the journey of Mathieu Maynadier, Mathieu Détrie, Julien Dusserre and Pierre Labbre on the south face of Nangpai Gossum II, culminating at 7 m. An epic that reveals with honesty and sincerity the requirement of such an ascent.
Bliss is intense happiness, inner contentment, joy, happiness ... This is what the skier Pierre Hourticq, accompanied by his friends Jérémie Heitz and Victor De Le Rue, are looking for on the extreme slopes of the Mont massif -White. This is also what they wish to offer viewers throughout this dizzying and poetic film.
Up to the top of Everest
This documentary traces the journey of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, the first men to climb Everest in 1953.
In the 90s, the French climber Catherine Destivelle set off solo to conquer the mythical Devil's Tower, a natural monolith located near the towns of Hulett and Sundance, in northeastern Wyoming, in the United States. A 26-minute film directed by Pierre-Antoine Hiroz.
A mind de Marine
Directed by Nicolas Dalaudier, this 52-minute documentary allows you to immerse yourself in the work of Gilles Monier, essential mental trainer for top-level water sports competitors.
La montagne in the blood
Waiting for a kidney transplant and dialysis for more than 22 years, Fabrice Huré decides to take the start of the mythical diagonal of the mad on Reunion Island. This 56-minute film retraces this particularly inspiring journey of resilience.
The Endless Summer II - Wave Hunters
Released in theaters in 1994, this film by Bruce Brown, with Pat O'Connell, Bruce Brown and Robert Weaver, is the sequel to the first opus "The endless summer" released in 1966, and considered one of the references for surfers. .
Best-Of Kilian Bron
Through the Dolomites, Namibia, Peru and New Zealand, relive the best-of of Kilian Bron's latest travels. All episodes are online separately and in full at his YouTube channel.
One Breath Around The World
Through this film, Guillaume Nery and his wife Julie Gautier transmit with emotion their common passion for the sea, nature and art.
This 12-minute video produced by Alexandra Vives retraces the journey of Stéven Le Hyaric who set himself the goal of crossing the Himalayas by bike in 60 days!
On the line of 4000
This 50-minute documentary by Gilles Chappaz retraces the sequence of 64 of the 82 alpine peaks over 4000 meters on foot, on skis or by bike, by the last rope of the duo of mountaineers Patrick Berhault and Philippe Magnin. This posthumous film was edited after the disappearance of Patrick Berhault, which occurred during the expedition on April 28, 2004.
To conclude this series of documentaries outdoors to watch without moderation, do not miss the Netflix Our Planet series available for free on YouTube. You will thus discover the complete episodes of Forests, Coastal Seas, One Planet, Frozen World, From Deserts to Grasslands, High Seas, Jungle, Birds of Paradise… These documentaries are in English, but French subtitles are available. Do not deprive yourself !