Sender Films is very pleased to announce our new National Geographic International television series, “First Ascent.” Based on our popular film, the six part series will bring viewers around the world with top climbers and crazy characters in the never-ending quests for new routes. It has been our long-held goal to present the dirt-bag heroes of the climbing world to a broader global audience, and we are very psyched to be producing what we think is the first-ever series dedicated to rock climbing culture.
Here is the press release from Nat Geo.
We are currently polishing off the first two episodes. The first documents Chris Sharma’s latest 5.15 efforts in Spain and Clark Mountain, created in close collaboration with Big Up Productions. The second follows Renan Ozturk, Cedar Wright and Sean Leary on an epic trip to South America in honor of the great Roberta Nunes). We are going to be cranking all through the summer shooting and editing these and four other shows from Alaska to The Himalayas. First Ascent will be airing on Nat Geo’s international channels later this year. For more information, please visit www.natgeotv.com.