A New Perspective

For many years Austrian David Lama has dominated the field of international climbing. But now it's time he raises the level once again. In July 2012 he set out with climbing partner Peter Ortner to face the Nameless Tower/Trango Tower, part of the Trango Towers in the Karakoram mountain range, in a remote region of Pakistan. Together they attempt a free climb of the Eternal Flame route, one of the most notoriously challenging routes in the climbing world, made famous in 2009 by renowned German climbers The Huber brothers. At 6000 metres conditions are extreme, it's bitterly cold, even in the height of summer the snow doesn't melt. With minimal gear they begin their summit bid accompanied by climber and cameraman Corey Rich who captures an insight into the Lama's climbing progression. With additional sweeping shots from Davide Tiraboschi piloting a radio control Dedicam results in unique panoramic views from the huge Pakastani mountain range.

Directed & produced by Corey Rich

Corey Rich

Corey Rich is one of the world's most recognized adventure and outdoor lifestyle visual storytellers. He has captured stunning still photos and video on a wide array of assignments, including rock climbing in India, ultra-marathon racing in the Sahara Desert of Morocco, freight train hopping in the American West, and snowboarding in Papua New Guinea. His editorial work includes assignments for National Geographic Adventure, Outside, Sports Illustrated and The New York Times Magazine.