Hands down: top three fave documentaries. A must watch. Especially when you’re stressed out and think the world is eating you alive. Reminds you: that you are a very small element amongst a vast world filled with beauty. After watching this, you’d be a fool to not take a step back, take a break, and take a few breaths from your hectic schedule.
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.