EML goes on a peruvian expedition to Jirishanca
Our collaboration with I Ragni di Lecco is satisfactorily going on: after the first short film “Secret Kyrgyzstan” – official selection at the Trento Film Festival 2015 in the category ALP&ISM – and the film “The Great Shark Hunt” – winner at The Film Awards 2015 in America- here we are again ready for another great adventure.
This time we leave in the direction of the Jirishanca which is located in Peru. The natives call this mountain “Frozen Hummingbird Beak”. With its 6.094m it is not the highest peak of the Cordillera Huayhuash but with its striking shape of an ice covered pyramid it stands out amongst its taller neighbours. The Jirishanca is located at the northern end of the Cordillera Huayhuash which extends over 165 km and lies south easterly from Huaraz and the Cordillera Blanca. Beneath the Jirishanca is the Laguna Chaclan where the base camp for the majestic south east wall is set up. Since the first ascent (1957) by Toni Egger and Siegfried Jungmeir there has only been one other successful japanese expedition on the east side.
We thank again Ragni di Lecco for this amazing opportunity and we hope to be up to this interesting challenge of showing you not only the technical achievements of the ascent but also an awesome story. The production of this film is planned for the next spring.
In the meantime, if you want to follow us live during the expedition you can check here our satellite tracking. Hasta la vista chicos!