Boulder climbers Renan Ozturk and Corey Richards just bagged a new route on 21,320-foot Tawoche in Nepal -- a mighty feat in any case, but this time made worse by crumbly rock and 36 hours without water. Even so, they managed to safely tag the summit and make this video all by themselves.
Though it bears the North Face logo, it was totally shot and edited by the two climbers while on the mountain and at base camp. Even better, it crushes most climbing films with kickass cinematography, genuine characters, and snappy editing. To me, Ozturk and Richards just set the standard, and they're just two yahoos on the edge of a mountain. Eat it, production crews:
Check out the summit vid after the jump.
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If that doesn't make you wanna go out and tag your own mighty summit, you're dead inside. Well, that, or you have a healthy sense of self-preservation.
(via The Mountain World)