World-class mountain guides Barry Blanchard, Claire Israelson, and Geoff Powter (who is also a professional psychologist) discuss the inherent risks and potential perils associated with leading groups of climbers through dangerous terrain. This previously unseen vignette from the critically-acclaimed documentary film "A Life Ascending" is an intimate, revealing glimpse into the minds of men entrusted with the lives of the extreme adventurers who seek their unique wisdom and unparalleled guidance.
In this exclusive outtake from acclaimed independent documentary "A Life Ascending," mountain guide Ruedi Beglinger shows the techniques involved in determining snow safety, a necessary precaution before bringing guests of his isolated backcountry chalet into a wilderness both breathtaking and dangerous.
"A Life Ascending" chronicles the life of acclaimed ski mountaineer and mountain guide Ruedi Beglinger. The film follows his family's unique life in the mountains and their journey in the years following a massive avalanche that killed seven people.
"A Life Ascending" will be available Winter 2012 on DVD and video on demand.
In this bonus vignette previously unseen and not included on the upcoming DVD release, mountain guide Ruedi Beglinger explains the inner workings of his off-the-grid chalet nestled in the heart of the Selkirk Mountains, a part of the Canadian Rockies. Despite unforgiving conditions and the isolated location, Beglinger has created a welcoming retreat for the most hardcore winter sports adventurers. Utilizing both time-honored techniques and modern, cutting edge technology, the Selkirk outpost has been a completely independent compound for over 25 years.