United States / 2017 / 13'
Climber and filmmaker Renan Ozturk makes the pilgrimage to the toothy and harsh landscape of Alaska’s Ruth Glacier every year. This time around, he and fellow climber Alex Honnold have their sights set on a beautiful route up Mount Dickey. But the weather is horrendous. So instead, they end up sitting in tents talking about their feelings. What unfolds is not your typical climbing film, but rather a touching examination into life’s big questions.
An internationally renowned climber, artist and director, he is a member of The North Face team. In 2013 he received the National Geographic Adventurer of the Year prize. Of his more recent works, Meru (Trento Film Festival 2016) won the Audience Choice Award at Sundance, while Sherpa (Trento Film Festival 2016) was presented at the Telluride Film Festival and in Toronto.