I watched this movie/documentary last night and was quite taken by it. It amazed me how some people can simply get on a boat, not really knowing anything about sailing, and go from Mexico to Chili, how they can climb mountains and surf giant waves without fear … or perhaps in spite of the fear, or because of it? I don’t know. But I really liked it; it touched the adventurer in me, or the part of me that wishes I was an adventurer. It’s free on Netflix.
Here is the description of it, it’s called 180 Degrees South:
Chris Malloy’s film strikes so deeply into the heart of Patagonia’s wilderness we come to feel at home there. 180° South: Conquerors of the Useless follows Jeff Johnson as he retraces the epic 1968 journey of his heroes Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins to Patagonia. Along the way he gets shipwrecked off Easter Island, surfs the longest wave of his life — and prepares himself for a rare ascent of Cerro Corcovado. Jeff’s life turns when he meets up in a rainy hut with Chouinard and Tompkins who, once driven purely by a love of climbing and surfing, now value above all the experience of raw nature — and have come to Patagonia to spend their fortunes to protect it.