I’ve been staring in slack-jawed astonishment at this adventure footage from Renan Ozturk, especially at the spectacular scenes in Alaska’s Ruth Gorge that start near the midpoint. Looks to me like those scenes were taken high on the SE Buttress of Mount Dickey, a mountain that makes a cameo appearance on my recent post about the first ascent of Shaken, Not Stirred. The other route that Jim Donini and I did in the Ruth, The Bourbon Bottle Route, doesn’t quite show up in any of the clips, although Mount Bradley, the mountain it is on, does appear two or three times.
Renan’s footage also puts the Ruth into its proper scale, which none of my pictures ever accomplished.
Check out Renan’s short, it’ll be 3:11 of well spent, inspiring time. I used to live in that world. I’d like to get back to it.