For so long climbing has been defined by a search for first ascents and new routes. Is that still your focus? What are the potential future adventures and expeditions that are capturing your imaginations at the moment?
“You know, I think deep down I will always want to do first ascents.
Both Freddie and I still have some unfinished business. A first ascent in the Ruth Gorge with Alex Honnold that we’ve been working on together. But I think for both of us, our motivation now is to tell greater stories, things in the realm of social justice and conservation, that also bring this adventure element in. And The Sanctity of Space is just the beginning of that.
It was a film where there is that adventure element and I think some audiences just want to be entertained to see this type of first ascent climbing, but at the same time, you’re able to learn a new perspective on exploration through Washburn and his work.