The Sanctity of Space

102 mins


Catalyzed by a single black and white photo captured by legendary photographer and mountaineer Bradford Washburn, three climbers become obsessed with completing the climb shown in the image. The Sanctity of Space beautifully weaves Washburn’s extraordinary life and accomplishments with the climbers’ daring attempt to cross the Moose’s Tooth Traverse, which has never before been completed. Co-directors and climbers Renan Ozturk and Freddie Wilkinson set out alongside Zach Smith to honor Washburn and complete the traverse that has captivated them since first laying eyes on the photo. Despite facing the deaths of fellow climbers and near-death experiences of their own, their resilience and tenacity keep them coming back to the mountains.

Production Team

Freddie Wilkinson Renan Ozturk

Film Contact

Festival Screenings

Featured in the 2022 Mountainfilm Festival.

Stream Film Online

This film is available online using the following streaming platforms:

We value your privacy
We use cookies to enhance your browsing experience, serve personalized ads or content, and analyze our traffic. By clicking "Allow Cookies", you consent to our use of cookies. For additional details view our Privacy Policy.
Cookie preferences

You can control how your data is used on our website. Learn more below about the cookies we use by reviewing our Privacy Policy.

Your cookie preferences have been saved.