Mountaineering and polar films

Here are details of selected films in the National Library and the Scottish Screen Archive (SSA) relating to mountain/mountaineering or polar subjects.

You can view titles with SSA numbers at the SSA premises in Glasgow. Email the Scottish Screen Archive to make an appointment and for details of copes that you can hire or buy. You can see the other titles in our reading rooms.

  • 'Among the clouds' — Assiniboine Range in the Canadian Rockies (9 minutes), 1952. [SSA.1065]
  • 'Antarctic whale hunt' — Killing and processing of whales (18 minutes), 1947. [SSA.0632]
  • 'Arrival at Leith, Antarctica' (i.e. South Georgia) — Views of ships in harbour and landscape (4 minutes), 1966. [SSA.4480]
  • 'As long as you're young' — A year of youth hostelling in Scotland (24 minutes), 1964. [SSA.2801]
  • 'Call of the Campsies' — Walking through the Campsies (9 minutes) 1946. [SSA.4340]
  • 'The Climbers' — Educational film for young people (19 minutes), 1971. [SSA.1811]
  • 'Climbing in Skye' — Promotional film for Viking nylon rope (9 minutes), 1947. [SSA.3541]
  • 'Cragsman's day' — Scrambling on 'The Cobbler' (10 minutes), 1946. [SSA.1286]
  • 'Crowberry Ridge' — An ascent of this ridge on Buchaille Etive Mor (11 minutes), 1928. [SSA.3088]
  • 'Fur, seals and flowers in Pribilof Islands' — Scenes from an expedition to Unalaska filmed by Isobel Hutchison, (9 minutes), 1935. [SSA.3014]
  • Himalayan holiday — Views of Himalayan scenes including Everest and home of Sherpa Tenzing (14 minutes), 1953?. [SSA.0134]
  • 'Glencoe and Nevis' — Hillwalking and rock climbing in the Glencoe/Ben Nevis area (11 minutes), 1949. [SSA.1887]
  • 'Holidays in Austria and Germany' — Scenes of alpine village life (15 minutes), 1936. [SSA.3662]
  • 'In days of old' — Repeat of early climb in period costume to commemorate 50th anniversary of the Scottish Ladies Climbing Club (10 minutes), 1958. [SSA.2155]
  • 'Jenny's Arctic diary' — A year with the Inuit on Ellesmere Island (60 minutes), 1978. [SSA.3008]
  • 'Kalimpong' — Missionary work in East Himalaya (44 minutes), 19--. [SSA.4292]
  • 'Land of mountain and flood' — Lochaber and West Highlands (60 minutes), 1991. [Video.161]
  • 'Munro show' — Climbing some of the 'Munros' with Muriel Gray (60 mins), 1995. [Video.106]
  • 'Munro show' — More 'Munros (60 minutes), 1995. [Video.107]
  • 'Over the sea to Skye' — A tour through Skye which includes a little climbing (18 minutes), 1955. [SSA.0363]
  • 'Ratagan/Torridon' — Youth hostellers climb 'The Saddle' (12 minutes), 1955. [SSA.1981]
  • 'Rhum and water' — Celebrating 50th anniversary of the Scottish Ladies Climbing Club (5 minutes), 1958. [SSA.2155]
  • 'Scottish Antarctic Expedition' — Return of the expedition to Millport (4 minutes), 1904. [SSA.2947]
  • 'South' — Video of Shackleton's Trans-Antarctic expedition (80 minutes), 1998. [GB/A.3848(3)]
  • 'To the top of Ben Nevis' — A boy and his uncle climb Ben Nevis (10 minutes), not dated. [SSA.1651]
  • 'Where the Ben stands sentinel' — A hiking holiday (20 minutes), 1932. [SSA.3674]
  • 'Wings over Everest' — The story of the Houston Mount Everest flight (41 minutes), 1934. [SSA.7075]
  • 'Winter comes to the hills' — Snowy landscape views (14 minutes), 1946. [SSA.4383]
  • 'With Byrd at the South Pole' — Video of Byrd's 1928 Antarctic expedition (82 minutes), 1998. [GB/A.3762(6)]

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