In summer 2010, Lorna Illingworth, Madaleine Sorkin and I spent 25 days in Northern Canada’s Cirque of the Unclimbables. Our goal was to free the original 1963 route on the sheer 2000′ southeast face of Proboscis. I made a 25-minute film about the adventure, Women at Work:
From daily camp life to granite splitters, Women at Work brings viewers into our frustrations, successes, excitement and exhaustion while in the Cirque. As a recipient of the American Alpine Club’s Lyman-Spitzer award and the inaugural Copp-Dash award, I’m thankful to the climbing community for supporting our adventure.
Climbing rapper Odub is at odubmusic.com
Yogesh Simpson and Holler N’ Pine play around Bozeman. yogeshsimpson.com
Tim Johnson is working toward a Ph.D. in environmental history in Athens, Georgia. The guitar music here is from his album, the Missoula National Sessions.
Congratulations! I very much enjoyed watching your climb of the wall and the way you brought out the personalities of the climbers. Boy, that’s a big face! Congratulations again. – Good Climbing, Royal Robbins (first ascentionist, Original Route Proboscis)
Loved the movie. Thank you. I did see a lot of smiling faces in it so I have a suggestion for an alternate title… Girls Just Wanna Have Fun. – Jim McCarthy (first ascentionist, Original Route Proboscis)
I was moved, informed and inspired, and, most of all, entertained. How can I get some of the music? – Dick Dorworth (climber, author of Night Driving and The Perfect Turn)
So awesome! What an amazing experience! I enjoyed the seaplane shots as well. – Vanessa Pierce (writer/editor/co-founder of shejumps.org)