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Everything we need for filming on the ice we haul in along with the rest of our camping and climbing. Here’s a partial list: Ultrapod 2 Glide track 2 Vanguard carbon fiber tripods 3 Manfrotto Quick Release Plates 2 Manfrotto 701 HDV Heads
Maybe because the cameras were rolling, or for reasons known only to him, the next morning Mauri decided to explore the Mazama glacier. This was his first go on the Mazama and it turned into a long, but wonderful day. We traveled carefully up the cravasse-riddled Rainbow glacier and over a saddle where we could see the Mazama [...]
It was a beautiful and striking place with humming birds buzzing around the vast icy canyon below. As on the other glaciers, Mauri pointed out bare rock and mud where ice used to be. A landscape he’s watched disappear for 27 years…
The team spent one day on the Lower Curtis, joined by photographer Denny Trimble. On this rapidly retreating glacier they explored a lanscape of ice caves and splintered seracs veiled in fog. Cory sent this report… From the beginning of this project, I’ ve been looking forward to exploring the Lower Curtis. I spent many snowy days at the Mt. Baker [...]
When Mauri says go, they go. When Mauri says stop, let me drop in this probe, they stop. But now, after more than 3 expeditions with the research team, the filmmakers have some guidance of their own.
The team returned from their second leg with plenty of success and excellent footage. Here you can see the timelapse work of climbing photographer, Steph Abegg, and read Cory’s first-hand account of their days on the Easton glacier.
Mauri is a glaciologist who has worked for over 25 years recording the response of glaciers to climate change.
Following the team as they moved from one cerrac to another, probing blue ice, and peering down each crevasse along the way proved to be even harder than my first experience in this beautiful place.
The glacier itself is the most unforgiving obstacle. It could careless about the agenda or the documentary. There’s always a slick patch of ice, a hole, or a gust of wind at the worst possible moment.
You don’t realize until you come down from the mountain. The work. The challenges. The weight. You find out that shooting expert glaciologists on a massive slab of rock and ice is… a whole hell of a lot of fun.
Our first foray onto the Columbia Glacier, we shot with the research team all day and quickly discovered that shooting on a glacier was going to be a unique and interesting challenge.
Mauri likes to call the hike from camp to glacier the “commute.” Ours was a bushwack and scramble with great views of water and rugged peaks. His was a rocky climb that took almost an hour.
The Rainbow is one of 3 glaciers that the research team studied on Mt Baker. It is on the north side of the large volcano and will be a significant challenge for the research and documentary team. They had long hard days covering the ground necessary to do the research. Denny Trimble, a climber, photographer [...]
The Columbia Glacier is an interesting glacier that is rapidly receding. It was the first leg of the trip. We hiked in with the research team on August 2nd. We met the research team and watched them perform experiments on the glacier. This was the first time on crampons for some for some of the [...]
Easton Glacier is on the south face of Mt Baker. It extends from the terminus at 5600 feet to the slopes near Sherman Crater at 9000 feet. Each summer since 1990 Mauri has measured the mass balance of this massive glacier.
After 5 days on Mt Baker we followed the researchers for one day on the beautiful and striking Mt Shuksan, where we camped just past Lake Anne. While on Shuksan the researchers traveled and research on the precarious hanging Lower Curtis Glacier. There are striking differences when comparing the now high, hanging glacier to older [...]
After a 6 hour long drive from Mt Shuksan the team hiked in to the southern end of the North Cascades. The Lynch and Daniel Glaciers are high on Mt Daniel. We camped past at Peggy’s Pond and trekking up onto the glaciers during the day.
Cory Kelley Cory is an Emmy Nominated director who has a love of mountains and a passion for story telling. Since leaving his job as an Associate Creative Director at an advertising agency in Seattle, he has taken on documentary filmmaking full time. In recent years, Cory has spent time climbing in the North Cascades [...]
Chris Edmonds Chris is a Seattle local who spends an inordinate amount of time in the Cascades year-round. He works as a Producer at an advertising agency mostly to support his hiking / backpacking / mountaineering / snowboarding habit. He joins the Glacier Documentary team with an enthusiasm for art and media coupled with an [...]
Max has been behind a camera for many years in various forms.
This camp mama may be technologically and photographically challenged, but she can schlep like a Nepali porter and cook a mean bowl of gado-gado spaghetti.