Aaron Devine Protects the film crew: 24mm f9 for 1/640 at ISO100 (Click to enlarge)

Legendary NOLS instructor Aaron Devine and “rope gun" Mahdu Chikkaraju setting up a complex anchor system to protect those of us on camera as we flirted with the edge to film an action sequence in Distill Productions' new film An American Ascent which documents Expedition Denali: the first all African American team to take on North America’s highest peak (aka Mount McKinley).

The film will be screened this Saturday at 4pm at the Reading Theatre in San Diego as part of the  San Diego Black Film Festival. Here’s a link to more information and the Trailer! If you are down there I’d love to see you at it, and I hope you’ll help spread the word.