The ROAM team has been documenting Founding Member Cory Richards over the past few months as he prepared to tackle a new line on his way to summit Everest. ROAM team members Erich Roepke and Founding Member Keith Ladzinski have traveled with Cory and his climbing partner Esteban ‘Topo’ Mena. Along the way they are capturing the trip from Boulder to Lhasa and along the route to ABC (advanced base camp). As such, ROAM is providing you with the background of the adventure as well as near real time capture from the top of the world. This type of filmmaking is similar in many ways to the climb itself, as we must prepare for many obstacles and are constantly adjusting to the given footage and conditions so as to provide you, the ROAM community with, with the highest quality and most authentic story possible.
We hope enjoy!
In episode 5, the team finally arrives at Mount Everest base camp. We gain more insight into Cory and Topo’s climbing partnership as the first steps towards acclimatization are taken and the true reality of the goal comes into focus. Careful preparation is essential as the team approaches their first steps on the new route.
“There’s anticipation. There’s desire. There’s all the things that make goals worth pursuing”. – @CoryRichards