Saturday, June 23, 2012

K2 Documentary Film by Dave Ohlson

Back in the summer of 2009 when I was fooling around on Broad Peak two members of our joint expedition were busy filming a documentary on K2 to celebrate the 100th anniversary the Duke of Abruzzi's expedition to climb K2. In particular an Italian photographer, Vittorio Sella, who is often considered the best mountain photographer of all time was along on that expedition and Dave I believe tried to replicate some of his photos.

K2 from 6600 Meters on Broad Peak July 12th, 2009 with My Friend Matt Gardiner in the Foreground
Dave Ohlson, the chief instigator in this endeavor, whom I count amongst my friends and who was also generous enough to house me for nearly two weeks in August and September 2010 as I road tripped around the country, has started a Kickstarter campaign to get his long awaited documentary completed. I encourage you to go and support this effort and pre-purchase the film. I did. I am probably not in the film, but there were a couple of shots from the trailer where I remember being a few feet away behind the camera as I tried to learn more about photography. Everybody in the film I know, I've played cards with, I've dined with, except Gerlinde, she totally starstruck me when we talked.

Broad Peak Basecamp with K2 in the Background July 15th, 2009 and Janzen Gear Ice Axes in Hand
For more video excerpts visit my YouTube page, there are nearly a dozen videos from Broad Peak 2009 posted there. Plus, Matt videotaped us at camp 3, 7000 meters while I boiled water. It's always nice to have a different perspective.

Remember, support Dave as he tries to finish this K2 documentary, which I know is going to be incredible!

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