It used to be something I joked about with friends and family. But now, at age 43, it’s time to just come out and say it: I’m obsessed with remote, first-ascent climbing expeditions. Maybe even addicted, yes, addicted, that’s better. Each year, I plan multiple exploratory trips to unclimbed rock formations in remote and harsh environments. At some point, there’s always a choice: go or don’t go. And I always go — knowing there will be suffering. Read More
I didn’t set out to combine conservation, rock climbing and scientific discovery. Then again, I didn’t set out not to either.
I’m a person who constantly wants to look behind the curtain, and my climbing career has followed that curiosity around the world. What that means is that I first saw Mozambique as a place to climb. There was granite, and I’m a full-time climber. It could have been as simple as that. But I went deeper and asked: Could climbing be a catalyst for biologists, social scientists and conservationists to work together to gather vital data about a mountain and mountain community that’s a critical piece of the biological landscape in southeast Africa? Read More
After several months of hard deliberation and several hundred hours of film watching, Telluride Mountainfilm is thrilled to announce its 2016 film lineup. This year's program is comprised of a wide range of compelling films that take us around the world and is marked by two notable trends: a record number of world premieres and the preponderance of remarkably good short documentaries. Read More
They have walked solo around the world, traveled to frigid landscapes to dive with leopard seals, scaled some of the world’s most difficult peaks, photographed elephants in Tanzania and shattered gender boundaries. And they are coming to Telluride Mountainfilm. Read More
In the early 2000s, filmmaker Ian McCluskey happened upon a roadside plaque in Wyoming commemorating an audacious 1938 river expedition by three young, French explorers. Intrigued, he delved into the topic and, after finding their journals, photographs and 16mm film, decided to retrace their route. Read More