180° South

180° South

Conqueror of the Useless

DVD - 2010
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Follows adventurer Jeff Johnson as he sets out to retrace the 1968 journey of Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins to Patagonia.
Publisher: Los Angeles, CA : Magnolia Home Entertainment, c2010
ISBN: 9786313594405
Branch Call Number: 910.92 ONE
Characteristics: 1 dvd (87 min.) : sd., col. ; 12 cm

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jimg2000
Sep 19, 2016

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But for these people, is not a nostalgic trip back at the past. It is present. Their hard work and ability to
simple living with the land is proof that we can learn from the traditions. The people I showed that if you love a place you have the duty to protect it.
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Sure I'm not an expert, but these statues falls in Rapa Nui lying with his face in the dust, is as if they wanted to
tell us something.
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Leave my house about 6 months ago to follow the steps of my heroes. A little bit of climbing, surf much virgin ground. Very simple indeed. Well, I have all that, but along the way also I started having certain connections that I never thought much. In these distant world corners I'm seeing the effects of the uncontrolled growth. And the main part the envelope consumption elsewhere. It is easy for us blindly consume. When we do not see the effect It has on other sites.

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jimg2000
Sep 19, 2016

180°:
The most difficult in the world It is to simplify your life. It is so easy to complicate her. But the important thing is
a conscious life because most of the damage caused by the human. It is caused without intention, I think so. n response to the people who say, "can not go after" say, What happens if you get to the precipice and give a step forward, give a twist to 180 degrees and give a step forward. Where are you? Is which it progress? The solution, perhaps, for many problems of the world is going around and take a step forward. You can not continue to that is a flawed system functioning. All my life I've joined towards nature. I always come back something changed that already not so I cannot take for granted ... but now is. When the end of nature, We will end up with it. One day, if you have been scaling your life You will get to your last climb.

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jimg2000
Sep 18, 2016

Some nice quotes in IMDb as this one:
Yvon Chouinard: Taking a trip for six months to get in the rhythm of it. It feels like you can go on forever doing that. Climbing Everest is the ultimate and the opposite of that. Because you get these high powered plastic surgeons and CEO's, they pay $80,000 and have sherpas put the ladders in place and 8000 feet of fixed ropes and you get to the camp and you don't even have to lay out your sleeping bag. It's already laid out with a chocolate mint on the top. The whole purpose of planning something like Everest is to effect some sort of spiritual and physical gain and if you compromise the process, you're an asshole when you start out and you're an asshole when you get back.

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jimg2000
Sep 18, 2016

Just adventurous and extraneous enough for weekend hikers and mountain lookers like myself. None of the extreme sailing, surfing and mountain climbing docudramas but a trip by sail and road to dream of. A similar road trip in a Toyota Hilux 4X4 all the way was "Ruta 40 2016, with a detour to El Chalten, Patagonia which is shared by the southern end of Chili and Argentina. Oh! the music is folksy and moody, near perfect. Was floored by the camp side singing of "Wailana" by actress/surfer and singer Makohe. Another good song is "Heres to now" by Ugly casanova; link in "Videos."

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pvdl
Sep 05, 2016

This is a film like no other you will see. It is a documentary, and a unique one. Highly recommended, if you are interested in explorers, climbers, surfers, hikers, and forlorn quests.
PvdL.

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