Sunday, July 31, 2011
This piece is comprised of some of the attempts Zack Smith , Freddie Wilkinson and myself have put into the 'Tooth Traverse' of the Ruth Gorge, AK.
There has been a log going on surrounding our adventures: The 1st attempt was heavily embarked upon only days after the memorial for the deaths of our close friends vimeo.com/5065432, the 2nd attempt ended with helping with body recoveries of other climbers in the gorge and the just before our proposed launch day this past spring I almost died in a skiing accident.
Beyond the allure of enchaining one of the most iconic [& untrodden] skylines in NA the Tooth Traverse has come to represent so much more than that to us. With my healing going well and the inspiration (and angst) greater than ever we are planning another attempt in the NEAR future.
I see the eventual story breaching some pretty heavy topics involved in alpine climbing: sponsored vs. non-sponsored expeditions, dealing with death and the effect tackling dangerous objectives has on friends/family.
At any rate here is a little window into our work in progress. ~reo
Posted by renan at 8:31 PM
Sunday, July 24, 2011
A standard day in the life of the recovery from a few broken vertebrae and a skull fracture. Even though I'm not technically cleared for psychical therapy yet, the time has finally come for some soul therapy. Besides my standard 5d shooting style it was cool to test out the POV.HD cam. It was fun to experiment with a fresh roll of duct tape, a bit of stiff steel wire and some thin pieces of PVC :)
Posted by renan at 10:44 AM
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Super psyched to finally share the festival cut of the "Towers of the Ennedi" adventure to Chad. In the past most festival edits are usually locked away for select screenings but in the last year it seems like there has been a huge paradigm shift of the major festival directors and we are able to post such edits for free online without it effecting the big screen showings. This is pretty much the same cut as most of you may have seen but with ~10 new art animations added in! Thanks for checking it out. ~reo
Posted by renan at 11:00 PM