The Soldiers to the Summit documentary is more than a film about incredible achievement; it is a story of recovery. Coming home from a war zone is never easy, but many of our country’s veterans also bring home physical and emotional injuries that can seem insurmountable. If this group of soldiers can reach the summit of the Himalayan giant Lobuche (20,075 ft.), they will set a new standard for what is possible for veterans living with the wounds of war.
The entire area featured in Shadow of the Condor is being set aside as a National Park. Congratulations to Pablo Sandor and the Ayacara Foundation!
In the Shadow of the Condor documents an expedition in January of 2002 into the spectacular pristine Corcovado wilderness in Southern Chile. The expedition traveled up a "heart of darkness" river, bushwhacked through a vertical jungle, and then emerged out into a magnificent landscape of glaciated granite walls. Filmmaker Michael Brown and Chilean conservationist Pablo Sandor climbed upward to find a jewel of a lake tucked between the highest peaks.
Sandor and his Ayacara Foundation are working to protect the Corcovado region from development and the United Nations has just selected Ayacara to receive a prestigious conservation award. Ayacara leaders give important credit for the award to Brown's film, which dramatized for U.N. and the Chilean Government’s decision makers first-hand why the region should be included in a national park. "In the Shadow of the Condor" was produced by Outside Television, in association with Outdoor Life Network.