Towers of the Ennedi

Camp 4 Collective, 14 Minutes

Nov 23, 2011
Outside Magazine

Frankly, we look forward to anything made by Renan Ozturk. Ignoring travel advisories, he and Camp 4 Collective swept across the en-sepia-toned Ennedi Desert in northeastern Chad to produce another visually staggering climbing odyssey. A four-day journey from the nearest hospital, climbers Mark SynnottJames Pearson, and Alex Honnold broke rotten rock to claim first ascents of the Ennedi's unknown towers. The film documents the ups and down of the journey, like Honnold free-soloing a crumbling 80-foot tower and the team being held at knifepoint by desert bandits. 

READ MORE: Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk Climb Chad November 2010, Joe Spring

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