Cold

Forge Motion Pictures, 19 Minutes

Cory Richards likes to say that 90 percent of climbing is failure. This past winter he came close to disaster after an avalanche hit his team on a harrowing descent on Gasherbrum II. In Cold, Director Anson Fogel pieced together Richards’ footage from GII, gave it a stellar audio treatment, and created a narrative line that explores the physical and emotional extremes of attempting an 8,000-meter peak in winter. In a surprisingly expansive 19 minutes, Fogel and Richards have crafted a climbing film with more insight and action than most multi-hour features. Cold took home the award for Best Film – Climbing, as well as the Audio Post-Production Scholarship, before nabbing Banff’s Grand Prize.  

READ MORE: Partly Crazy With A Chance of Frostbite May 2011, by Grayson Schaffer

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