Teton Gravity Research – the film crew behind Jeremy Jones’ Deeper/Further/Higher trilogy – have just dropped this beautiful edit of the Himalayas.
Presumably captured during filming for Jeremy’s recent Nepal adventure (where he attempted a first decent of a peak known as the Shangri-La Spine Wall) the TGR guys claim it is “the first ultra HD footage of the Himalayas shot from above 20,000 ft.”
Beginning in the noisy capital of Kathmandu, drifting through the foothills and up to the fabled ‘ roof of the world’, the rad images were taken from a heli using the GSS C520 system (“the most advanced gyro-stabilized camera system in the world”). It’s a journey that climbs in altitude from 4,600 ft. up to 24,000 ft (on the fringe of the fabled ‘death zone’) at which point the team had to use supplemental oxygen.
OK, so there’s no riding in this edit, but what snow lover won’t appreciate “the most stable, crisp, clear aerial shots of these mountains ever released” – including Ama Dablam, Lhotse and of course the daddy of them all, Mt. Everest.