EXPED has had a long relationship with Graham Zimmerman. He's an old friend and just happens to be one of the worlds greatest alpinists. We've relied on GZ to take our gear into the wild mountains of the world, beat it up and report back. He's helped us develop tents, packs, sleeping mats and other gear and we're honored to have him take it along on his journeys.
Graham's new film, Link Sar, tells the story of the first ascent of the Karakoram giant of that name. It's a story about teamwork and adventure. Here's the press release associated with the film:
“Link Sar” Film Online Launch Release Date: October 7th, 2021
Headline: The short film “Link Sar,” directed by Graham Zimmerman and produced by Bedrock Film Works, will release on October 7th, 2021. It recounts the 2019 Piolet d’Or winning ascent of the 7041m peak Link Sar in the Pakistani Karakoram. The film will release on EpicTV’s online channel. It is sponsored by TINCUP Mountain Whiskey and EpicTV.
Film Synopsis: The film “Link Sar” is about an elite American alpinist navigating his relationships and motivations while attempting to climb and survive one of the world’s most challenging unclimbed peaks: Link Sar, in the high mountains of Pakistan. The film is told through the eyes of Graham Zimmerman and features his climbing partners, Steve Swenson, Chris Wright, and Mark Richey.
About Director and Climber Graham Zimmerman: Zimmerman is a multi-disciplined athlete and content producer who excels with complex logistics and strategy. He has climbed new routes in the Pakistani Karakoram, shot films on the volcanoes of the Atacama desert, testified to the US Congress on climate advocacy, and successfully led projects with brands and organizations including REI, Direct TV, and Outside. As an alpinist, he holds leadership roles in various organizations. He has won several prestigious awards, including the gold medal of alpinism (the Piolet d’Or) for first ascents on four continents.
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Graham's website: www.grahamzimmerman.com