Women at Work film release

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.


Jessica Kilroy and Pterodactyl Plains are at jessicakilroy.com, on Myspace or at last.fm/music/Pterodactyl%2520Plains?ac=pteroda

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)


About Emily Stifler

I grew up in Vermont and live in Bozeman, Montana. I love topography: mountains, rocks, weather and people.
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