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W/ Savannah Cummins, Ana Pfaff, Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin, Cedar Wright and Alex Honnold The New Kid

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W/ Savannah Cummins, Ana Pfaff, Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin, Cedar Wright and Alex Honnold
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W/ Savannah Cummins, Ana Pfaff, Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin, Cedar Wright and Alex Honnold

What if your first Expedition was to Antarctica?? Enjoy this new never before seen film from the 2017 The North Face Antarctica Expedition as viewed through the eyes of "The New Kid," Savannah Cummins, as she is mentored by a group of seasoned alpinists and climbers including partner, Anna Pfaff and a motley and yet legendary team, including, Alex Honnold, Jimmy Chin, Conrad Anker, and Cedar Wright. Stream the Full Queen Maud Land Film on my Vimeo page. Enjoy rock climbing in Atarctica.... from the comfort of your home.


12 Dec, 2020

Sponsored hero fan porn! Nice scenery though.

13 Dec, 2020

I probably got off on the wrong foot with this- Americans unable to pronounce the name of the place they had travelled to - but I can't help thinking it would be worth trying to keep Antarctica as a truly pristine wilderness if we can.

13 Dec, 2020

Surprised by this on 2 counts. Firstly as Matt says this is basically a thinly veiled advert for North Face. They put out a similar thing, also to Antarctica, a couple of years ago as part of the Reel Rock tour. This was worse because you had to pay to see it.

Secondly and more importantly I'm surprised and disappointed to see people like Alex Honnold participating in trips like this which involve flying half way around the world just for some frivolous climbing and making an advert for North Face. Antarctica is disintegrating because of climate change and trips like that are exactly why that is happening.

I really hope UKC were paid by North Face to put this up otherwise it's even sadder.

The one thing I have got from this is a mental reminder not to buy North Face equipment in the future.

13 Dec, 2020

You could argue that all climbing is frivolous.

It looked to me like they were enjoying an amazing time doing some great climbing in an incredible place.

13 Dec, 2020

They were sponsored by TNF - but it's a film about "North Face athletes" doing an expedition, so hardly unexpected that they are all wearing TNF kit. The only mention of equipment is the one who holds up his or her (can't remember) shredded "pants", which shows that even top of the range kit has definite limitations if you go somewhere rough enough.

I was interested how warm it got at least at times - quite a few shots of people doing things without gloves on and maybe just wearing microfleece over a baselayer.

Did anyone see when the film was made? There were lots of pics a year or two ago from Honnold and Anker climbing there if I remember correctly, so I wasn't sure if this was a different more recent trip, or just a different perspective on that older trip.

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