This past May Jim traveled to India’s Garwhal region as part of an international film crew. The team was successful in documenting one of the highest base jumps ever done. After weeks battling bad weather, high altitude and dangerous climbing conditions, Valery Rozov made the first base jump ever from Mt. Shivling.
In February Jim traveled to Japan to shoot an international Greenpeace alpine team delivering messages of support and hope for the victims of the nuclear disaster at Fukushima Daiichi to the summit of Mt Fuji. Collected from thousands of people in Japan and all over the world, Greenpeace hopes that these messages will help unite the people of Japan in opposition to nuclear power, and encourage the Japanese authorities to listen to them. At the same time, another group of Greenpeace activists unfurl a banner at Lake Kawaguchiko, in the shadow of Mt Fuji. Climbing team was comprised of eleven alpinists from Canada, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland and the USA.
Joe Josephson recently asked us to shoot a short interview with Rick Wilcox for the Bozeman ice festival. Having grown up with Rick’s stories since high school, I realized this was a great opportunity for others to hear some of Rick’s classic tales of climbing with a few of our sports most influential characters.
Top, John Bouchard. Below, John Bragg. Photos: Rick Wilcox