19 mins


Patagonia is home to jagged granite spires with some of the most technical climbing in the world and fierce storms that can literally bring you to your knees. These qualities might keep others away, but for climber and photographer Mikey Schaefer they fuel a deep love for the place.

Schaefer believes the more you get to know something, the more you care about it. But it takes time and commitment.

Using footage from 17 climbers over five years of expeditions — which includes both successes and misadventures — Force follows Schaefer on a quest to put up first ascents on all seven summits of the Fitz Roy Massif: de I’S, Saint Exúpery, Fitz Roy, Poincenot, Rafael Juarez, Mermoz and Guillaumet. Force is the story of learning to love a place while in pursuit of big dreams.

Production Team

Aidan Haley
Fitz Cahall

Festival Screenings

Featured in the 2015 Mountainfilm Festival.
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