“It’s visionary. It’s truly on the edge of what we could call climbing,” says Arc’Teryx athlete Jesse Huey. “You can train for the Karakoram, for Alaska, but nothing can prepare you for this.” This winter, Huey and his team of elite alpine climbers will journey to the roof of the world. When darkness falls, there will be light. Happy Holidays.
Produced by Duct Tape Then Beer
Directed by Austin Siadak
Starring Jesse Huey
Camera: Jim Aikman and Austin Siadak
Written by Fitz Cahall and Austin Siadak
Edited by Austin Siadak
Original Score by Amy Stolzenbach
Stunts by Jesse Huey, Hayden Kennedy and the Nutcracker
Lighting design and holiday lights provided by mountain-lights.com/ based out of Boulder, Co.
Follow Arc'athlete and Physics Professor Raphael Slawinski up a new mixed route in the Ya Ha Tinda Range, Canadian Rockies as he shares his perspective on personal achievement in the mountains and his commitment to improvement. As he puts it: "Surpassing today, where I was yesterday".
Inspired by a blogpost written by Gadd: willgadd.com/breathe-avoid-mcdonalds/
"We all try to be busy instead of being alive, busy instead of getting out and breathing, busy sending useless texts instead of walking in the woods with our kids or introducing them to life's joys. We move information instead of simply moving," says Arc'teryx athlete Will Gadd in this ode to action and movement.
Acknowledging how hard it is to carve out time for exercise in our daily lives, Gadd's passionate words remind us how important it is to get outside, breathe hard, and create meaning through movement. After all, as Gadd says, "Life's more fun when you move."
Music: "So Cold" by The Dodos
The Wrangell St. Elias National Park, Alaska is 13.2 million acres full of spectacular mountains and glaciers. In April of 2013, 4 friends ventured into a remote section of the park to live on a glacier for 2 weeks, setting up base camp in the center of untouched terrain.
Presented by Arcteryx.com and Dynastar.com
Special thanks to UltimaThuleLodge.com for all their support.
"An Introduction"- Wesley Jensen
"Dark Horse"- Wesley Jensen
"We All Know The Way"- The Builders And The Butchers
"Intervals of Form"- The Crash That Took Me
"Building Houses"- Wesley Jensen
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