We’re excited to announce a future film by Traverse-team cinematographer Grant Sponable documenting the Traverse!
We need your help sharing it all. The story we’ve been telling, the story of our preparation and fundraising, and the story of our journey. Our journey from middle school day hikers, to climbers, to mountaineers, as well as why we’re doing it.
With Grant at the helm, we plan to document every detail of our expedition, through a collection of web-series videos and, at the end, a short film detailing Adirondack Traverse 2013, every step of the way.
Grant has been documenting the lead-up and preparation for the Traverse thus far, and he plans on traveling with us for sections of the trip to record it as a third person. When he’s not there, we plan on recording as much of it as possible from our own perspectives. Eventually, the story of us as friends and partners, the story of the Traverse and our climb of Rainier, and all they we do will be compiled into an awesome film highlighting it all.
Personally, on the Traverse itself, we even have plans to chronicle our experiences through photography, journals, and recordings, both separately and as partners, to be used in conjunction with a guide book to detail the trip as it happens and affects us as climbers.
We need your help!
We couldn’t do any of the things we’re doing, even the charity stuff, without help making our expeditions this summer a reality. $2,000 of our $10,000 goal is allocated towards funding the expedition. For example, we have three weeks of dehydrated food to buy, campground reservations, tickets to Washington, etc.
We also need help making the film, and the other ways we’re documenting what we’re doing, as great as we possibly can! A portion of the funds raised will also go toward the costs of video and other production equipment to be used by Grant and his team, as well as for us to carry to document the part of the trip when we’ll be completely alone.
Here’s where you can help! Donate on our Kickstarter page to help fund the Traverse’s costs and the film and have a get some awesome rewards! Stickers, patches, DVDs, T-Shirts and LOTS more!