It’s been a long 12 months working on this project, and it only took one brain surgery to get here, but this thing is nearly complete! I’m stoked to finally release the trailer for Last of the Great Unknown.
website is here - www.lastofthegreatunknown.com
The film documents the history of exploration on foot in Grand Canyon, from Harvey Butchart, George and Allen Steck, and the work that Rich Rudow and Todd Martin have done over the last 5 years exploring technical slot canyons.
Not sure the final release date or when the premiere will be, but it will happen sometime in late April most likely.
The Grand Canyon is an immense place, almost unfathomable in scale, and one of the last places in the American West to be explored. John Wesley Powell called it the “Great Unknown,” having no idea what rapids, falls, or canyons awaited him on his first descent of the river in 1869. In the decades since, the Canyon has been a playground for dozens of explorers. River runners, backpackers, routefinders, lithic hunters, and peakbaggers have all laid claim to the Canyon’s iconic landmarks, often seeking out the prestigious “firsts.” While many significant points of interest were being explored, there was one feature that was left almost entirely ignored: the Canyon’s innumerable technical slots.
Deep within this vast wilderness are secret and intimate tributaries rarely visited by man, hiding some of the Canyon’s most remarkable features. The barrier to entry is steep. To explore them, one must have a knowledge of backpacking, packrafting, rappeling, anchor building, and off-trail navigation. The Last of the Great Unknown is the story of these slots, the canyoneers who systematically explored their drainages, and the secrets hidden deep within their walls.
The film will premiere the last week of April, 2012. Check the official website for updates!
Official Website - www.lastofthegreatunknown.com/
Follow on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Last-o…83869008384960
Directed by Dan Ransom - www.danransom.com
Original Score by Amy Stolzenbach - www.amystolzenbach.com