Yakushima island is World Heritage site in Japan. There are as many as 6 mountain peaks over 1,800 m high including Miyanoura-dake (1,935 m above sea level), the highest mountain in Kyushu, and this is what gives the island its other name-the 'Alps on the ocean'. Jomon-Sugi is said to be 6,300 or 7,200 years old. It was well known in the Edo Period.
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The aerial cinema experts at Teton Gravity Research release the first ultra HD footage of the Himalayas shot from above 20,000 ft. with the GSS C520 system, the most advanced gyro-stabilized camera system in the world. Filmed from a helicopter with a crew flying from Kathmandu at 4,600 ft. up to 24,000 ft. on supplemental oxygen, these are some of the most stable, crisp, clear aerial shots of these mountains ever released, which include Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, and Lhotse.
Sound design and mix by Jeff Cormack at Play+Record
Keeper of the Mountains is a portrait of Elizabeth Hawley and her unlikely key role in the Golden Age of Himalayan mountaineering, her defiance of the traditional gender roles of her day and her decision to settle alone in Kathmandu in 1960, where she has famously lived life on her own terms ever since.
Hawley, 91 and a former journalist, maintains the world's largest and most treasured archive of Himalayan mountaineering expeditions and her work is trusted by news organizations and publications around the globe.
All this despite never having climbed a mountain herself.
The film is an impressionistic snapshot of her life and the challenges she currently faces as she tries to maintain the mountaineering archives and her independence while dealing with advancing age.
Screenings and awards:
Mountainfilm in Telluride (World Premiere)
Lighthouse International Film Festival
American Alpine Club Craggin’ Classic
DocuWest Film Festival in Colorado
Port Townsend International Film Festival
Oaxaca FilmFest in Mexico
Crested Butte Film Festival
MountainSummit in Aspen
RockySpirit Festival in Brazil
Mountainfilm World Tour
Banff Mountain Film Festival
Banff World Tour
International Festival of Mountain Films in Slovakia
Brescia Winter Film Festival in Italy
Horyzonty Film Festival in Slovakia
Mendi Film Festival in Spain
Frozen River Film Festival
American Alpine Club Movie Night
Sun and Sand Film Festival
Boulder International Film Festival
Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival
Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival
Sheffield Adventure Film Festival
International Mountain Film Festival Domzale, Slovenia
New Zealand Mountain Film Festival
International Mountain film competition in Zakopane, Poland
Festival international du film de montagne Autrans, France
Mountainfilm Graz International Film Festival in Austria
21st Mountain Film Festival Salzburg, Austria
Bansko Mountain Film Festival in Bulgaria
Audience Choice Award Best Short Film at the Lighthouse International Film Festival
Best Director, Best Editor, Audience Choice, Best of Fest at Filmstock Colorado
Best International Film at RockySpirit Festival
Best Short Film at DocuWest
Special Jury Commendation Port Townsend Film Festival
International Festival of Mountain Films in Slovakia Prize For Mountain History Filming
Special Jury Mention Banff Mountain Film Festival
Named one of the “Best Adventure Films of 2013” by Outside Magazine
Special Jury Commendation, Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival
Sheffield Adventure Film Festival Special Mention Award
Additional generous support provided by:
The Mountainfilm in Telluride Commitment Grant Program and the American Alpine Club
The Leonard family
Everest footage provided by Sam Bricker
1963 American Everest photographs provided by the Barry Corbet collection located at the Henry S. Hall Jr. American Alpine Club Library
Volcano Calbuco erupted on April 22, 2015, for the first time in four decades. Located close to the cities of Puerto Varas and Puerto Montt in southern Chile. We spend the prior couple of days on the neighboring volcano Osorno (~20km linear distance) shooting timelapses. After an amazing night under the nightsky we took the cable car downwards after a delay caused by repairs. Already late we headed south to catch the ferry on Routa 7 down to Patagonia. After 10min on the ferry we noticed a massive, almost nuclear looking cloud boiling upwards just were we left a few hours ago. Frenetically looking for a good outlook we then rushed to the only non-forested place to get a decent view of the show. We quickly put every bit of camera-equipment we could find on the constantly growing mushroom-cloud. We shot timelapses in 8K and 4K with a Pentax 645Z and Canon 6D. On the A7s we shot 4K video to the Shogun. We filled almost all of our memory cards in the prior night so I had to do backups while shooting all this stuff.
This was for sure the most incredible show I've ever seen. I think this is a one in a lifetime event and I am so happy that we were able to capture it in all its glory.
We will also release a timelapse video of our 6 weeks trip to Patagonia soon.
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