EVEREST – THE VR FILM EXPERIENCE
11′ UK 2019
On the 30th April 2017 world famous climber Ueli Steck died on Mount Nuptse whilst acclimatising for one of his biggest climbs yet – climbing both Mount Everest and Mount Lhotse without the use of bottled oxygen. A year later, Ueli’s close friends Jon Griffith and Sherpa Tenji attempted to finish off his project. Tenji would try the climb without bottled oxygen whilst internationally award-winning cameraman Griffith captured the story in 8K 3D Ambisonic Audio Virtual Reality.
A highly accomplished Alpinist and VR cameraman, Jon continues to shoot what has never been shot before. This high level of expertise has made him one of the most sought after creatives and producers in his industry, embarking on pioneering ascents to visually document expeditions in the Alps, Patagonia, Alaska and the Himalayas. He is a master of filming in extreme conditions and at high altitudes and his skill as a climber as well as his vision behind the lens have led him to explore some of the planet’s most remote peaks and document the world’s best mountain athletes.