Creating a movie in an environment as challenging as this requires special equipment and tallented film makers. In order to tell this story properly, the team requires funding to cover the cost of a professional diretor/camera man, special camera equipment and post-production fees. The expedition will take 2 months, but the project will take approximately 5 months to complete - not including the month of preperation already invested.
Namgya Sherpa, our expedition leader in Nepal, is an incredible climber, father and friend. We will be producing a professional movie telling his inspiring story and giving insight into Sherpa culture.
We are climbing in a remote and rarely visited part of Nepal. Spending 2 months in this area will benefit the community through purchasing local food and supplies. We also aim to promote tourism in the Kanchenjunga area, boosting the local economy and providing jobs.
Kanchenjunga is rarely climbed and there is little information about the area, let alone climbing the mountain. We plan show the beauty of this area and encourage more to visit wild corner of Nepal.
Through social media, presentations, articles and a professional movie, we hope to raise awareness for the impact we are having on the environment, and how we can work towards more responsible expeditions.
Nepal is receiving a lot of negative press regarding Everest and traffic jams in the death zone. We want to show a different side of Nepal and tell the story from the Sherpa perspective.
We are ina great position to put gear and equipment to the test in one of the most harsh environments imaginable. We can provide reviews and feedback on any gear or products given as sponsorship.
Sponsors will receive recognition and publicity for helping to support this unique project and adventure film. This can include, but is not limited to, social media posts, online recognition, blog posts, written content and articles, photos, logo/name in movie credits, product and gear reviews, mentions at public events, and more.
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Who will you be reaching? Sponsoring this expedition is a great way to gain more visibility with an audience who are passionate about nature, travel, adventure, sport, etc. We aim to not limit our audience to the elites of mountain climbing, but instead to appeal to the inner explorer in everyone. That being said, we have categorized the different demographics based on expected reach.
The Canadian outdoor community - Most of the team involved in the movie project are from Canada, and are active in the different climbing/skiing/hiking communities there. Inevitably we stand to influence this audience the most as we have a lot in common with them. We plan to do talks at the local mountaineering clubs, as well as show our movies in local film festivals.
The adventure travel community - It's no secret that travel is a booming industry, and destinations such as Canada, Nepal, South America, etc. have become popular places for adventure vacations. While an expedition to an 8,000m peak may not appeal to everyone, we aim to promote adventure travel to mountainous regions like the Himalayas through stunning imagery and interviews with the team.
The dreamer - How many people went to see the 2015 Everest movie? A lot more than the number of people who partake in those kinds of climbs. The fact is that people love a good adventure story, regardless of how adventurous they are themselves. Our hope is that our story can inspire other dreamers to go for their own lofty ambitions (like we are).
For more info on the movie project, check out 'Friends in High Places' project document:
If you would like to support the expedition in a way that does not involve donating funds or equipment (e.g. donating your time) then please get in touch. An expedition of this size requires a lot of effort, and any help is greatly appreciated.