One of the best parts of exploration is sharing. Here @renan_ozturk is on the sharp end with @freddiewilkinson on a classic corniced Alaskan ridge-line. If one person falls - the other jumps off the other side. But in this case the snow features are so big they had to stay on one side and just trust that neither would and tear us both off the mountain. Sounds exciting but the true thrill of this moment is actually sharing it with you now through the shoot orchestrated for the @sanctityofspace film captured under the keen eye of @ansonfogel. #alaska#bradwashburn#sanctityofspace
“Legendary photographer/explorer Brad Washburn and his wife Barbara from his personal collection for our #sanctityofspace film. Great to spend a few days this week with editor @ebarnett210 and assistant editor @williamjeromebentley watching the first full assembly edit of the feature doc. It was a whirlwind of note cards, structure conversations and NYC culture with co-director @freddiewilkinson and producer @taylorfreesolo. Looking forward to sharing more as we get deeper into the process to bring this long term passion project to life!” - co-director @renan_ozturk
Fire in the sky over Mt Foraker. Foraker is ~17K feet tall, is the second highest peak in the AK range after Denali and has some of the most classy climbing routes in the range. #climbalaska@alaskamountaineeringschool
The beauty of the Alaska Range is evident not only in its high summits, but also in the vast river plain below its southern glaciers, which supports an incredible eco-system of wildlife. Roughly the size of West Virginia, the Mat-Su Valley is home to everything from moose and grizzly bear to king salmon, while its soil produces world record cabbages and other produce — all of which rely on the rivers to sustain them in one way or another. On June 29th, 2016, Governor Bill Walker announced he would stop funding a massive government-led project to dam the upper Susitna River in the nearby Talkeetna Mountains. Although a significant environmental victory, there’s no guarantee future administrations might try to restart the project. May these Alaskan waters run free — forever and always.