1. This video was filmed and edited by Cheyne Lempe for non-commercial creative personal use.

    Lucky Monkey is a short film that illustrates a the vibrant events throughout the past year of my life spent in Patagonia and Yosemite National Park. I tried my absolute hardest to capture my experiences while operating at my physical, mental, and emotional limit during the climbs and rescues. Though, during these difficult times, it felt pointless, inappropriate, and greatly inconvenient to pull out my camera. After the fact, I can't express how thankful I am to have captured such unique moments. I'm unbelievably lucky to be continually surrounded by incredible people in such inspiring places. Creating the film was a great learning experience, as I poured every ounce of energy and creativity into it. I hope to continually get better at telling stories throughout my future trips and adventures.

    What's next?? Tomorrow I leave the country for Thailand, Malaysia, and Australia to spend my winter hanging out on the beach,sport climbing, surfing, and absolutely loving life with my lovely girlfriend.

    An in depth segment about me climbing in Patagonia can be seen in Chuck Fryberger Films new climbing film Exposure Vol. 1:
    exposureseries.chuckfryberger.com/index.html

    Climbing footage from various mountains in Patagonia:
    The Care Bear Traverse - Fitz Roy Massif
    Comensana-Fonrouge - Aguja Guillaumet
    The Royal Flush - Fitz Roy

    Climbing footage from various big walls in Yosemite:
    Native Son - El Capitan
    Octopussy - El Capitan
    Sunkist - El Capitan
    The Salathe (w/ partner) - El Capitan
    The Salathe (solo) - El Capitan
    South Face - Mt. Watkins

    Music:

    Metro by Ambient Human
    soundcloud.com/ambienthuman

    Getting' Money by Eliot Lipp
    eliotlipp.com

    Unlucky Skin by Shakey Graves
    shakeygraves.com

    Jockolatex Reggae Dubstep 5 by Jockolatex
    soundcloud.com/jockolatex

    Sorrow by Sleepless Nights
    soundcloud.com/sorrowgarage

    North Beat by North Beat
    soundcloud.com

    In the early months of the emergency - ghost Hunter
    freemusicarchive.org/music/Ghost_Hunter/

    Hiphop Instrumental #5 by Obi Es
    soundcloud.com/obi-es

    Camera gear:
    Canon 5D Mark II w/ 17-40mm f4 & 50mm f1.4
    Sony NEX-5N w/ 16mm f2.8 prime
    Cheap macro extension tubes

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  2. Uploaded and edited in route to Argentina.
    Stay tuned for Chapter 2!

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  3. The mountain wanted to devour me, and hold me in its stomach forever. This route was going to be the longest climb of my life. A vertical net gain of 2000 meters seemed nearly impossible at my ability level. I wanted to climb the route more than I have ever wanted to climb anything else in my life.

    Scott and I began climbing The North West Ridge of Aguja Mermoz into The North Pillar of Cerro Fitz Roy. We free climbed up to 5.11, and used points of aid, pendulums, and rappels to navigate through the tricky ridges along with wet and icy cracks. We successfully completed the wild idea to climb one of the longest route in El Chalten.

    Climbing has always been a quintessential part of finding purpose. In the seemingly never-ending whirlwind of positive and negative emotions, I found peace in Patagonia.

    -Cheyne

    cheynelempe.blogspot.com/

    Filmed by Scott Bennett and Cheyne Lempe

    Music:
    Computer vs. Banjo - Glue
    Tycho - Sunrise Projector
    Boards Of Canada - '84 Pontiac Dream
    Ki:Theory - Truth Is Ruthless

    Cameras:
    Canon S95
    Canon 60D, 50mm 1.8 & 18-135mm 3.5

    Editing:
    Final Cut Pro 7
    After Effects CS5

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  4. Check out the full feature short film!!
    vimeo.com/m/82643102

    Here is some raw footage from a longer short film that will be completed in the next few weeks. I share some words about my experience soloing El Capitan in Yosemite National Park.

    Music:
    North Beat - North Beat
    Sorrow - Sleepless Nights
    In The Early Months Of The Emergency - Ghost Hunter

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  5. After 24 hours on 3 airplanes and 50 hours on 3 busses, I finally found myself in Patagonia. I feel blessed to be able to call El Chalten, Argentina home for two months.

    I have been editing all of the footage as fast as possible in the back of our ghetto living situation in a trailer behind an old couple's house. Staying patient with the town's extremely slow satellite internet connection, I hope you enjoy Chapter 2 of my adventure in South America.

    Stay tuned for Chapter 3!

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