On Saturday evening there was a meeting with the well-known climbers Simone Moro and Denis Urubko. It is the program The Speaker Series organized by The North Face in cooperation with the company of Jeep. In their plans to conduct such lectures with film demonstrations in the largest climbing centers of Europe: Turin, Barcelona, Munich, London, Moscow. It is pleasant that our capital has got to such list. The North Face has the right to be proud of the work, I mean the first winter ascension on Gasherbrum II….
Climbing is freedom !
Amazing journeys always have a start and an end, watch what it took Moro, Urubko and Richards to make history with the over 8000m winter summit of GII in Karakorum
GRAND PRIZE 2011 BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL
Producer / Director: Anson Fogel
Forge Motion Pictures (USA)
Experience Gasherbrum II in the middle of a deep, dark winter, as seen from the raw, honest perspective of alpinist and photographer Cory Richards. The film deftly captures the interweaving of pain, doubt, and fear — and reveals a harrowing descent that amplifies the isolation and exposure.
“ First, we want to congratulate all the filmmakers. It’s very competitive out there and you should know that if you’re in this Festival you’re already a winner. Jurying is a tough task. I’m sure it comes as no surprise that there’s been a lot of discussion and debate throughout the week. When it came to the grand prize we all agreed. We are awed by this film: its sensitivity, humility, great storytelling and technical achievement.”