The Sanctity of Space

More than eighty years after Brad Washburn first photographed Denali in Alaska, climbing buddies Renan Ozturk and Freddie Wilkinson look at some of Washburn’s images and have this crazy idea: rather than go up, their dream is to go sideways — across the range’s most forbidding peaks, the Moose’s Tooth massif. It’s a decidedly new school way to explore the same landscape Washburn first discovered.

As they pioneer the route over the course of two expeditions, enduring freezing bivies, cut ropes, and rockfall along the way, their desire to be the first to complete the audacious line grows into an obsession.

“Such great heights. Through the directors’ eyes we can well understand the beauty of their quest.”

The New York Times

“Glorious and breathtaking. See it on the big screen!”

The Wall Street Journal

“Awe-inspiring. These images of the glacial otherworldliness of Alaska carry a wistful splendor and a bittersweet urgency.”

The Guardian

awards & festivals

2021 Vancouver International Film Festival

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