A behind the scenes adventure with photographer Jimmy Chin as he attempts to do justice to the cutting edge of climbing today in Yosemite for a National Geographic cover story.
a CAMP 4 COLLECTIVE production for NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
Directed: Renan Ozturk and Jimmy Chin
Produced by: Jimmy Chin
Edited by: Renan Ozturk
Cinematography by: Renan Ozturk, Mikey Schaefer, Tim Kemple and Jimmy Chin
Ian Dory isn't your average pro climber. Between working on his family farm, coaching at a local gym, and going to school, it took him two years to prepare for his ascent of Paint It Black (V15) in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. This striking short film by Nelson Carayannis and Mind Frame Cinema follows the hard-working and down-to-earth Dory as he fails repeatedly in his pursuit to send one of the hardest problems in the West.
In Towers of the Ennedi, veteran climber Mark Synnott—known more for his far-flung adventures than his technical accomplishments—brings young climbing stars Alex Honnold and James Pearson to the Ennedi to explore its untouched landscapes. Together, Synnott, Honnold and Pearson endure a long, bumpy drive across the sand flats of a godforsaken country to reach an incredible destination: gardens of towers filled with graceful fingers of rock, bottle-shaped formations and lithe arches. With its stark and poetic footage of camels and rock, as well as jarring images of unpleasant travels, this film shows that sometimes you can have just as many adventures trying to reach your destination as you can have once you get there.
a CAMP 4 COLLECTIVE production
Directors: Renan Ozturk, Jimmy Chin, Tim Kemple
Executive Producer: Shannon Ethridge
Cinematographers : Renan Ozturk, Tim Kemple, Jimmy Chin
Editor: Renan Ozturk
Motion Graphics and Titles: Eric Bucy (Electric Beige), Renan Ozturk
Hazel Findlay is one of the UK's finest, up-and-coming, young climbers, she has climbed 8a sport routes and E7 trad routes alike. Here she cruises up two routes next to each other at Bristol's Avon Gorge: Mirage E3 6a and Lost Illusions E5 6b