Adventure Shows For Lockdown

Get outdoors while staying indoors.

While your daily walks may ease a very small part of our adventurer pain while in lockdown, we have no doubt that you feel like you have an itch you just can't scratch!

To give you some further relief, we thought we would compile a list of the most epic adventure films we could, to help you virtually disconnect to some of the most insane locations the world has to offer.  To build this list we reached out to our LOWA Pro Team and come up with some of our own recommendations.  All of the options are available online with links provided.

Prepare to be inspired and blown away!

Without further ado, the list in no particular order is:

The Dawn Wall

Recommended by Sascha from the LOWA NZ team.

Available on Netflix

Cameras follow Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson as they take on the staggering challenge of free climbing Yosemite's most formidable rock formation.



Available on Netflix

A mysterious guide escorts an enthusiastic adventurer and his friend into the Amazon jungle. Their journey turns into a terrifying ordeal as the darkest elements of human nature and the deadliest threats of the wild force them to fight for survival.


Available on Netflix

Mount Everest's Sherpa community share their experiences of the deadly avalanche that struck on 18 April 2014, killing 16 of their members, and how they coped in the aftermath.


Available on Netflix

Two groups, one led by Rob Hall and the other by Scott Fischer, encounter several challenges and threatening weather conditions as they attempt to scale Mount Everest.

Down to Earth with Zac Efron

Available on Netflix

Actor Zac Efron travels around the world with wellness expert Darin Olien to find healthy, sustainable ways to live.

The River Runner

Available on Netflix

In this documentary, a kayaker sets out to become the first man to paddle the four great rivers that flow from Tibet's sacred Mount Kailash.

Pedal the World

Available on Netflix

Over the course of one memorable and adventure-filled year, Felix Starck documents his 18,000-kilometer bicycle journey across 22 countries.

Some picks from the 2020 Lockdown:

Further by Jeremy Jones

Recommended by Sophie Piearcey - @sophiepiearcey -

Available to rent or purchase:  YouTube & Google Play

 Jeremy Jones explores remote mountain terrain by camping deep in the back country and on the summits of un-ridden lines. He is able to access nearly vertical spines and wide-open powder fields to push his mind and body to the limit.

Free Solo

Recommended by Rach Stewart - @rachstewartnz -

Available to watch on:  Disney+ (If you don't have an account you could make the most of the 7-Dary Free Trial)

 Professional rock climber Alex Honnold attempts to conquer the first free solo climb of famed El Capitan's 900-metre vertical rock face at Yosemite National Park.



Recommended by Harrison Candlin - @harrisoncandlin -

Available to rent or purchase:  YouTube & Google Play

 Meru is a 2015 documentary film chronicling the first ascent of the "Shark's Fin" route on Meru Peak in the Indian Himalayas. It was co-directed by married couple Jimmy Chin and Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and won the U.S. Audience Documentary Award at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.

Who We Are by Donnie Vincent

Recommended by NZ Hunter - @nzhunter_official -

Available for free:  Who We Are

"Don't confuse me with being anything else other than proud. Proud to be a hunter. It's time we stop apologizing for how we get our protein. This is who we are. Unless you’re a small time rancher, small time farmer, a hunter or fishermen... you really have no idea where your food comes from. Most people don’t even think about it. Well, we think about it. ” - Donnie Vincent.

 Willie Duley From NZ Hunter also mentioned their epic  NZ Hunter Adventures episodes on TVNZ On Demand... Particularly season 5, episode 1 which has hunting, mountaineering & packrafting.

Available for free:  TVNZ Ondemand

The Art of Flight

Recommended by The LOWA Team - @lowaaunz

Available to rent or purchase:  YouTube & Google Play

 Curt Morgan and Travis Rice create the world's most progressive snowboard film by combining cutting-edge cinematography, stunning locales and the best freestyle snowboarding ever captured. 

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