Pure Elevation Productions began as just a concept in January 2010. Started by Lenny Nelson and Steve Speck one night over beers at our local pub. We got to talking about how it would be a challenge to pack a video camera along with us on our backcountry hunts and try to capture all of the pain and effort that goes into hunting the backcountry. We wanted to share with you “the viewer” all the emotions; good and bad, all the pain and effort and most importantly, capture the experience of it all. We also realized that the term backcountry is used very loosely so we decided to look up the definition and though it fit perfect for our style of hunting.
A backcountry area in general terms is a geographical region that is:
• difficult to access
• not immediately accessible by street
• at relatively high altitude
• not frequented by human visitors
• limited to human-powered visitors
You’ll find the definition a re-occurring theme in our website, t-shirts and hats as it describes where and how we hunt perfectly. Not only do we want to bring you along the entire hunt, but to us hunting, as many others, is a year round sport. From mountain biking to stay in shape, shooting 3-D tournaments, studying maps of new country, obsessing about equipment and so on, not a day goes by during the year that hunting isn’t at the forefront of our minds. We want to include all of this into our videos, articles, and other features. Nothing is off limits. We want to capture the entire experience to share with those who share our passion.
Our goal is to keep Pure Elevation all backcountry hunting with over the counter tags. If you want to see kill shot after kill shot, this isn’t the video for you. But, if you want to be a part of the roller coaster ride that is backcountry hunting, come along with us. The 2010 hunting season was more or less and experiment to see if we could even do it. With one camera, our bows and packs loaded with gear we took off not knowing what to expect. We ended up having a great September harvesting two nice bulls on video. We filmed the parts of the hunt that we wanted to see and that we thought would capture the essence of it. When all was said and done we didn’t really know what we had. It wasn’t until we gave the footage to our buddy, John Abernathey, of Idaho Media Solutions, to edit that we realized what we had accomplished was something pretty special. The response we have received from just the 4 minute trailer that we have has been remarkable! Sky's the limit from here...