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Above The Fray

Director: Graham Zimmerman
Origin: USA
Year of Production: 2017
Duration: 7 min

Beth Rodden is one of the greatest climbers in history. ‘Above the Fray’ tells her story, starting with a terrifying expedition to Kyrgyzstan and recurring injuries while being wholly self-defined by athletic ambition. Through reflection on these experiences and the joy of her son Theo, Beth discovers a new-found community of mothers and the ability to open up to a balanced life defined by love rather than fear in the stunning Yosemite Valley.

Director: Graham Zimmerman

Graham Zimmerman is a multi-disciplined expert who excels in the wild corners of the world, having climbed new routes in the Pakistani Karakoram, shot films on the volcanoes of the Atacama desert, and run complex logistics in the wilds of Ethiopia. As a filmmaker, he has worked with brands and organizations including REI, Outdoor Research and Outside TV. As an alpinist he has won prestigious awards in New Zealand and the United States for first ascents on four continents. Born in New Zealand, Graham has a degree in Geography (GlacioHydrology) from Otago University in Dunedin. Now based in Bend, Oregon, he lives a life focused on creativity, inspiration, precision and adventure.


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