In the Shadow of the Condor documents an expedition in January of 2002 into the spectacular pristine Corcovado wilderness in Southern Chile. The expedition traveled up a “heart of darkness” river, bushwhacked through a vertical jungle, and then emerged out into a magnificent landscape of glaciated granite walls. Filmmaker Michael Brown and Chilean conservationist Pablo Sandor climbed upward to find a jewel of a lake tucked between the highest peaks. Sandor and his Ayacara Foundation are working to protect the Corcovado region from development and the United Nations has just selected Ayacara to receive a prestigious conservation award. Ayacara leaders give important credit for the award to Brown’s film, which dramatized for U.N. and the Chilean Government’s decision makers first-hand why the region should be included in a national park. “In the Shadow of the Condor” was produced by Outside Television, in association with OLN.
by Didrik Johnck
October 20 KATHMANDU – Outward Bound’s Luis Benitez talks to Didrik Johnck in this video clip shot back up in the Khumbu Valley about the Soldiers to the Summit team and the end of their hero’s journey.
In 2006 I got to shoot for Nat Geo while we were on Everest. Here’s a short bit from their show highlighting our team and film.
Keep your eye out this fall for a really cool project called Soldiers to the Summit. We’re teaming up with a group to injured American soldiers for a climbing expedition to the Himalayas. I’m teaming up with lots of my climbing buddies from the National Federation of the Blind 2001 Everest Expedition for this project. We’re raising funds right now to make this a reality, so if you’re interested in supporting this project, give me a shout. Follow our progress here.