This Week in V.O.D.: Everest in the ’60s, dreamy Leandros waves, and more

Happy Friday, folks!

To celebrate the week's end, we're sharing our favorite Vimeo On Demand vids, just in case you need something to watch this weekend:

“High and Hallowed: Everest 1963”

In 1963, only nine people had reached the summit of Everest and none were American.

That same year, a dream team of American climbers was assembled to tackle the mountain. The lack of modern equipment and the danger of the Western Ridge pathway they took, made their climb extremely dangerous (even by Everest’s standards).

In 2012, a team followed in their footsteps. “High and Hallowed” features incredible footage of both treks and is narrated by Everest veteran and best-selling author (of Into the Wild and Into Thin Air), Jon Krakauer.

“Tropically Yours”

“Pack your bags and embrace paradise with a side of luxury.”

Escape your workweek with Matt Meola, Dillon Perillo, and Michael Dunphy in the Leandros Islands.

Like the sirens of legend, “Tropically Yours” entices weary surfers with wanderlust as bait. Dreamy sequences and smooth rides make for one helluva way to tune out the noise around you and pretend you’re in paradise.

“3 Minute Gaps”

Get an insider look at the sport of mountain bike racing.

For two years, the world’s best mountain bike riders and incredible wildcard racers fought, trained, traveled, and raced. “3 Minute Gaps” captured the sacrifices made, the wins, the losses, and all of the dedication it takes to succeed in this sport.

Director Clay Porter captured riders in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the U.S., and in every round of the 2009 and 2010 World Cup Series and World Championships. It includes Gee Atherton, Sam Hill, Aaron Gwin, Sam Blenkinsop, Brendan Fairclough, Greg Minnaar, Andrew Neethling, Danny Hart, and others.

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