Top Adventure Documentaries

Tis’ the season to feel inspired!  Here are our favorite documentaries that get us excited to go out and explore


Meru - Netflix

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A 2015 documentary film chronicling the first ascent of the "Shark's Fin" route on Meru Peak redefines what is possible with amazing cinematography to boot.


180 Degrees South - Amazon Prime Video  

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One of our favorite documentaries of all time follows the journey of Jeff Johnson as he travels from Ventura, California to Patagonia via sailboat.  Climbing, surfing, sailing, this environmental documentary has it all.


Under the Arctic Sky - Netflix

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Chris Burkard and a gang of surfers head to Iceland in the middle of winter in search of the perfect waves.  Makes us want to grab our boards and book a trip to Iceland and surf under the northern lights even if it means freezing waters.  


Unbranded - Netflix

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Four young Texans hatch an outrageous plot to adopt, train, and ride wild mustangs 3000 miles from the Mexican border to Canada through the wildest terrain of North America.


The Eagle Huntress  - Amazon Prime Video

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I have a soft spot for this documentary after leading trips in Western Mongolia and living right next to the village where this was filmed.  Follow along as thirteen-year-old Aisholpan trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her nomad family to become an eagle huntress

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Courtney Condy is an Adventure Travel Guide and Founder of Occupation Wild.

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