Cory Richards

After becoming the first American to summit an 8,000-meter peak in winter — a harrowing experience that was the subject of the film Cold (Mountainfilm 2011) — Cory Richards’ career as a climber and photographer took a sudden upward trajectory. He began shooting regularly for National Geographic, became a prominent North Face athlete and set out on expeditions to places like Myanmar, Antarctica and Botswana with some of the biggest names in the sport. But as his star rose, his personal life unraveled into divorce, addiction and depression. In this unflinchingly honest presentation, Richards will chart a journey through PTSD, mountaineering, personal growth and professional development. From Everest to Africa, his visual narrative will illuminate our connectedness and examine the nature of risk, consequence and the unlikely manifestations of reward.

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