Original score for the Base Jumping segment by Abel Okugawa
For the past fifty years, Yosemite’s massive cliffs have drawn explorers and madmen to leave materialism behind and venture onto the high, lonesome granite.
The larger-than-life characters of Yosemite carved out an extreme bohemian lifestyle in the valley: living in the dirt, clashing with the National Park authorities, and pioneering the boldest climbs on earth. The torch has been passed across three generations of climbers; through rivalries, tragedies and triumphs, the art of Yosemite climbing has advanced beyond anyone’s imagination.
Narrated by acclaimed actor Peter Sarsgaard (Garden State, Jarhead, An Education) and produced by Emmy® Award-Winning Sender Films with Big UP Productions, Valley Uprising deftly recounts the history of Yosemite’s bold tradition: half a century of struggle against the laws of gravity, and the laws of the land.
Starring Yosemite climbing legends Dean Potter, Alex Honnold, Lynn Hill, Jim Bridwell, Royal Robbins, Warren Harding, Yvon Chouinard, John Bachar, “Chongo” Chuck and so many more…
A Film by Peter Mortimer and Nick Rosen
Edited by Josh Lowell
Produced by Peter Mortimer, Nick Rosen, and Zachary Barr
Banff Mountain Film Festival – Grand Prize
Kendal Mountain Film Festival – Grand Prize
Ladek Mountain Film Festival – Grand Prize
Torelló Mountain Film Festival – Grand Prize
Danish Adventure Film Festival – Grand Prize
Krakow Mountain Festival – Grand Prize
Mendi Film Festival – Grand Prize
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