Old Breed, The

Rufus Lusk, Freddie Wilkinson | 2012 | 25 min.

2013 Official Selection

“Getting to the top matters.” So says Mark Richey as he prepares to climb Saser Kangri II, at 7,518 meters the world’s second highest unclimbed mountain. In “The Old Breed”, co-director and alpinist Freddie Wilkinson takes us with him on an adventure of true exploratory alpinism. Climbing with Richey and Steve Swenson, both in their 50s, we watch as they push the limits of physical health and will power and experience first hand the monumental risks that climbers are willing to take to be the first to stand atop a mountain.