The first ever ropeless climbof Yosemite’s sheer 2,000 foot wall
of Half Dome. The longest BASE jump achieved, from the infamous Eiger Nordwand.
A tragic expedition to the lost peaks of Western China. These are just
a few of the amazing feats and personal journeys featured in the First
Ascent Box Set.
First Ascent is Sender Films' groundbreaking 6-part series that takes
you to the cutting edge of adventure. Produced over two years on five continents,
First Ascent follows the greatest climbers to majestic locations around
the globe on their quests to redefine what is possible in the mountains.
The First Ascent box set includes the six half hour films of the series,
plus more than an hour of bonus footage, with outtakes, behind
the scenes, making-of, trailers and additional climbing, high-lining and
BASE jumping scenes.
3 Disc DVD Box Set Features These Six Episodes
Episode 1: Alone on The Wall
Twenty-three year old Alex Honnold is taking the high-stakes sport of
free solo climbing to new heights. Climbing truly massive walls without
a rope, and zero chance of survival if he falls, Alex is calm and fearless
(except when it comes to girls). But attempting the 2,000-foot wall of
Half Dome, the greatest free solo ever attempted, would finally teach Alex
the meaning of fear.
Episode 2: Patagonia Promise Climber Stanley Leary and his two friends venture
across South America to the wild peaks of Patagonia on a journey of the heart.
Their mission: to attempt a first ascent, and spread the ashes of
lover Roberta from the summit, thus granting her dying wish.
Episode 3: Impossible Climb
For a decade, Chris Sharma has ruled the climbing
world, establishing the most difficult first ascents in existence. Now Sharma
has found the longest, hardest, most beautiful climb of his life. Training
for months on end, braving hundred-foot falls and throwing every ounce of his
superhuman energy and ability at this seemingly impossible route, he aims
to once again.
Episode 4: Point of No Return
Elite alpine climbers Jonny Copp and Micah Dash travel to a little-explored
and treacherous mountain range near the border of Tibet to
make a first ascent of a high-altitude face. When tragedy strikes, the dark
and dangerous side of climbing is revealed.
Episode 5: Brother's Wild
Two brothers – Timmy O’Neill, a pro
climber, and Sean O’Neill,
who is paralyzed from the waist down – push the limits of adaptive
climbing, conquering the 3,000-foot face of El Capitan. Then
on to the Ruth Gorge of Alaska, where they cross a treacherous
glacier to climb a remote rock wall. In a storm-stricken land
that would challenge even able-bodied climbers, Timmy and Sean
face their greatest challenge yet.
Episode 6: Fly or Die
Aerial samurai Dean Potter combines his two passions
of free solo climbing and BASE jumping to create the most outrageous and visionary
style of climbing ever conceived: The BASE Free Solo. Climbing with no rope,
and only a parachute to catch him if he falls, Potter turns the adrenaline
levels up to maximum and pushes climbing into new and dangerous territory,
while chasing ever closer on the heels of his childhood dream of human flight.