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‘Haywire’: A Climbing Film

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When Cheyne Lempe and Dave Allfrey set out to climb first ascents on the big walls of Baffin Island, they brought along a camera. They knew things would go wrong in the alpine wilderness. They prepared for potential polar bear encounters, blizzards, and bonking, but they didn't expect to capture one of the scariest moments of their lives on camera. Haywire, the resulting film from Mountain Heardwear and Lempe, brings into question the risks all athletes take for the sports they love—is it worth it?

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