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The Continuum Project: Elephant’s Perch

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Sarah Watson and Majka Burhardt scale the classic Direct Beckey Route (V 5.11a) on The Elephant’s Perch in the Sawtooth Range of Idaho.

This video short is part of The Continuum Project, a new film by Chris Alstrin. Download the film or buy the DVD to see Sarah and Majka explore this attractive line up the center of The Perch, and to hear them discuss the risks and rewards of climbing in the mountains.

The Continuum Project follows some of the world’s best climbing talent around the globe. Check out the full trailer here.

The film extends the focus of Higher Ground to gain new perspective on the motivations and courage of some of the world’s top climbers.

Alpinist will launch six shorts by filmmaker Chris Alstrin–available only on–that give a taste of his new film. We’ve already released footage of a new route on Kwangde Shar (6093m) in Nepal’s Khumbu Himal, Guy Lacelle on a 180-meter WI6 free solo, Jon Walsh and Ian Welsted’s adventures at Icefall Brook and a locals’ tour of sport climbing at Lion’s Head in Ontario.

Want more videos now? See more of Alstrin’s work by visiting Alpinist TV or the links below. Alstrin’s films can be purchased at For a limited time, get a free copy of Luxury Liner when you buy The Continuum Project.

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