10 Adventure Documentaries To Curb Your Wanderlust

Looking for new stuff to curb your wanderlust? Right here is a list of adventure and outdoor documentaries that you are able stream on Netflix.

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Follow Jeff Johnson as he retraces the epic 1968 journey of his heroes Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins to Patagonia. His adventure quickly turns when he becomes shipwrecked off Easter Island. While on Easter Island he surfs the longest wave of his life and prepares himself for a rare ascent of Cerro Corcovado. The adventurer’s spirits are lifted when he meets up in a rainy hut with Chouinard and Tompkins.

longwayroundLong Way Round
This documentary series follows actors Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman on a motorcycle trip around the world. The two adventurers travel through such places as Kazakhstan, Siberia, Mongolia, Alaska, and the continental United States before ending the journey in New York. The journey is filmed by a mix of first person cameras and a cameraman who’s adventure is just as trying as McGregor and Boorman.

longwaydownLong Way Down
In a follow-up to the documentary series “Long Way Round”, actors and friends Ewan McGregor and Charlie Boorman travel from John O’Groats, Scotland to Cape Town, South Africa on an epic motorcycle adventure. They travel down through Europe and Africa, getting an unique view of the local cultures.

K2: Siren of the Himalayas
K2: SIREN OF THE HIMALAYAS follows world-class alpinists Fabrizio Zangrilli and Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner who are accompanied by veteran climbers Jake Meyer and Chris Szymiec in a breathtaking high-altitude mountaineering adventure. Director Dave Ohlson joins this group’s epic K2 journey on the 100-year anniversary of the Duke of Abruzzi’s landmark expedition in 1909. The documentary also takes a look at the history and geography of the Karakoram mountains while contemplating the risks, rewards and personal nature of exploration in an age when there are few places left to explore.

wherethetrailendsWhere the Trail Ends
Where the Trail Ends is a film following the worlds top freeride mountain bikers as they scout the globe for new trails which changes big mountain free riding forever. The story documents one man’s challenge of mother nature and himself showcasing cast of colorful and adventitious characters.

Mile… Mile & a Half
In the words of The Muir Project Team “In an epic snow year, five friends leave their daily lives behind to hike California’s historic John Muir Trail, a 211-mile stretch from Yosemite to Mt. Whitney (the highest peak in the contiguous U.S.). Their goal – complete the journey in 25 days while capturing the amazing sights & sounds they encounter along the way. Inspired by their bond, humor, artistry & dedication, the group continues to grow: to include other artists, musicians & adventure seekers. Before they all reach the summit, hikers and viewers alike affirm the old adage – it’s about the journey, not the destination. Mile… Mile & A Half is the feature-length documentary of that journey…”

14-year-old Laura Dekker sets out on a two-year voyage in pursuit of her dream to become the youngest person ever to sail around the world alone. Follow her adventures through all of the ups and downs that living alone on the sea brings.

stormsurfers3dStorm Surfers 3D
STORM SURFERS 3D is an epic, character-driven adventure documentary following two best friends on their quest to hunt down and ride the biggest and most dangerous waves in Australia. Aussie tow-surfing legend Ross Clarke-Jones and two-time world champion Tom Carroll enlist the help of surf forecaster Ben Matson and together they track and chase giant storms across the Great Southern Ocean.

The Summit
The story of the deadliest day on the world’s most dangerous mountain, when 11 climbers mysteriously perished on K2.

This powerful film odyssey across America explores the sea change in our national attitude from pride in big dams as engineering wonders to the growing awareness that our own future is bound to the life and health of our rivers. Dam removal has moved beyond the fictional Monkey Wrench Gang to go mainstream. Where obsolete dams come down, rivers bound back to life, giving salmon and other wild fish the right of return to primeval spawning grounds, after decades without access. DamNation’s majestic cinematography and unexpected discoveries move through rivers and landscapes altered by dams, but also through a metamorphosis in values, from conquest of the natural world to knowing ourselves as part of nature. Written by DamNation Team

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