The latest and greatest release from Sender Films and director/producer Peter Mortimer, creator of the multi-award winning Return2Sender and Front Range Freaks. First Ascent features today's top rock climbers as they lay siege to steep faces and soaring alpine walls in pursuit of climbing's pinnacle achievement - the First Ascent.
Mortimer brings us on a globe-trotting journey to capture the laughs, the tears, and the truly radical feats of men and women on climbing's cutting edge. The film takes us from high Himalayan peaks to deep water soloing on the coast of Thailand, and from the sobering heights of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison to Timmy "Urban Ape" O'Neill's monkey business on the buildings of Hollywood.
This film has won numerous awards, and rightly so. One of the best climbing films I have seen in years. A climbing video with a story line you care about, not just a linkup of strong climbers sending hard projects. (Although you will see that, too.)
Get well, Didier!