More than eighty years after Brad Washburn first photographed Denali in Alaska, climbing buddies Renan Ozturk and Freddie Wilkinson look at some of Washburn’s images and have this crazy idea: rather than go up, their dream is to go sideways — across the range’s most forbidding peaks, the Moose’s Tooth massif. It’s a decidedly new school way to explore the same landscape Washburn first discovered.
As they pioneer the route over the course of two expeditions, enduring freezing bivies, cut ropes, and rockfall along the way, their desire to be the first to complete the audacious line grows into an obsession.
“This film has been a decade-long passion project about the nature of exploration, supported by Goal Zero from the beginning. We filmed on a 4,000ft thick glacier in the middle of Denali National Park all via solar with Goal Zero panels. It was amazing to see the technology also grow during this time from the original nomads panels to different generations of the yeti batteries. We were even able to power even more power hungry RED camera in this crazy remote environment. At any rate, you will see that the aspect of exploration that we are most interested in conveying is not the conquering of peaks but more so the sharing of the adventure and these wild places. That understanding and emotion often leads to conservation. And none could have been shared without this technology :) Huge thanks to the entire team for helping us get to this moment!”