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Jim had an appointment for dialysis treatment in 30 minutes so we had little time. With no planning or prep, we hastily set up cameras in Jim’s back yard and I (John Long) started asking him questions. Jim immediately went to questionably the most controversial event in climbing history: Cesare Maestri’s purported 1970 ascent of the Compressor Route on Cerro Torre, in Patagonia. The day following this interview, Jim, critically ill from Hepatitis C, dropped into a coma. And one of the seminal figures in modern adventure sports passed away soon thereafter.

A Digital Stoke Media Production
Support by Adidas Terrex
Produced by: John Long

Directed by: Ted Distel
Director of Photography: Ted Distel
Story Editor: John Long
Editor: Ted Distel
Original Music: Pat Dimitri
Animation: Ted Distel

Additional Photography and Ascent Cover: Rock and Ice
Additional Footage: Shutterstock
Additional Photography: Kelly Cordes
Additional Photography: Minded Pictures

“Climbing is a conduit to focus, to challenge and, to give back…”

Molly Mitchell gives us a window into her life, her struggles, inspirations and what drives her to climb hard. Watch, as she takes on her latest project: Gild the Lily, 5.14a

A Digital Stoke Media Production

Directed, Shot & Edited by: Ted Distel
Climber: Molly Mitchell

Watch and listen to Michaela Kiersch as she makes the first female ascent of Necessary Evil (5.14c), a mythical route (in the Virgin River Gorge) first climbed by Chris Sharma in 1997. Often tried and rarely repeated, Necessary Evil ranks among the most storied and sought-after sport climbs in the world.

A Digital Stoke Media Production

Climber: Michaela Kiersch
Produced by: adidas Terrex/Five Ten
Produced by: Petzl
Produced by: John Long
Directed by: Ted Distel
Edited by: Ted Distel
Camera A: Ted Distel
Camera B: John Long
Riggers: Ryan Sheridan, Pricilla Mewborne
Music by: Pat Dimitri

Kai Lightner spends a few days over the 2015 Thanksgiving Holiday in Bishop, CA to check out the famous Buttermilk Boulders.

Producer: Adidas Terrex Producer: John Long Director/Camera A: Ted Distel Camera B: John LongĀ 
Editor: Ted Distel
Original Music: Pat DimitriĀ 

Special Thanks to Adidas Terrex for their support in the making of this video!
www.adidasoutdoor.com

Ben Erdmann and Jess Roskelley journey to South America to climb the Ragni Route up Cerro Torre. Watch their amazing ascent up the Ice and Rock…

Producer: Adidas Terrex
Producer: John Long
Camera A: Ben Erdmann
Camera B: Jess Roskelley
Editor: Ted Distel
Original Score: Pat Dimitri

Special Thanks to Adidas Terrex for their support in the making of this video!
www.adidasoutdoor.com