Accidental Climber

Accidental Climber

Documentary Showcase
November 8, 2018 1:00 PM Accidental Climber
November 10, 2018 12:45 PM Accidental Climber
November 11, 2018 5:00 PM Accidental Climber

Accidental Climber tells the story of Jim Geiger, a retired forest-ranger and amateur mountaineer from Sacramento, who at 68 years old attempts to become the oldest American and first great-grandfather to summit Mt. Everest. We follow Jim as he embarks on a journey to transform from a weekend hiker to attempting one of the most extreme and physically demanding feats known to man. Driven by a desire to prove that age is just a number, Jim pushes his body and mind to the limits in the quest to summit the world's tallest mountain.


Screenings of this film are available to all passholders. $20 Rush tickets can be purchased at the door if seats are still available after passholders have been admitted.

Thu, Nov 08, 2018 1:00 pm
Native Sons Hall

Sat, Nov 10, 2018 12:45 pm
Archer Hotel Napa

Sun, Nov 11, 2018 5:00 pm
The Drive-In at the Calistoga Fairgrounds

Director(s) Biography

Steven Oritt’s directing career began in the music video industry. From there, he moved into the documentary world with his feature-length debut American Native. The film appeared at thirteen festivals, including NVFF, taking home best documentary/director awards.

Run Time

65 min


Steven Oritt


Corey Bobker

Key Cast

James Geiger

Film Social


  • Nov 8
  • Nov 10
  • Nov 11
  • Documentary Showcase
  • Calistoga
  • Napa
  • St. Helena