renan_ozturk Nepal parting shot. @timkemple on the hunt for a good frame with Everest and Nupste holding fast in the background. -

Thanks everyone for following this mini-expedition! What started as just a simple photo shoot turned into the a lot of 'firsts' with @shotovercamera and other crazy camera systems in the air and on the ground throughout the mighty Himalaya. -

@camp4collective @thenorthface @carlzeisslenses #RED @ansonfogel @freddiewilkinson @bchendrix @gotham_film_works @gopro @fstopgear #SimrikAir @pilotbibekkhadka #BenAyers #SkinOfOurTeeth #HimalayaFilm [photo on the @phaseonephoto #iq250]
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renan_ozturk Life clinging to the Kathmandu valley. It's always overwhelming but also inspiring to come back to the bustle of colors, sounds and smells of this city after spending time in the stark high mountains. @camp4collective @carlzeisslenses #HimalayaFilm #MonkeyTemple 2d

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renan_ozturk Figures on a Himalayan landscape. Just like the @sanctityofspace film we have been trying to get climbers in our aerial shots for a sense of scale amidst the great expanse. -

This @shotovercamera shot took a lot of trust and coordination to pull off! Above 20k ft flying by nepali @pilotbibekkhadka, aerial camera operating by @ansonfogel, corniced ridge navigation by myself and @timkemple, camera tech by @gotham_film_works and ground control by @freddiewilkinson @bchendrix. Looking forward to sharing more soon... @camp4collective #HilamayaFilm -

@thenorthface @fstopgear @carlzeisslenses #REDdragonStill #InTheSpiritOfWashburn
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renan_ozturk We are spending a few quick days in Khumjung, the idyllic Sherpa cultural capital of the Khumbu. Great to be back in be home of Phurba Tashi and his beautiful family, the stars of the #SherpaFilm feature doc we shot last Everest season. Besides climbing Everest 20 times Phurba leads by example in a way few others do. #Sherpafilm is nearing completion, expecting a release this spring. -

This time around we are going hard for the @camp4collective #HimalayaFilm. Shooting at 20-24k feet with the @shotovercamera by day, with the @djiglobal #inspire1 for very early sunset/sunrise and the @kesslercrane #cinedrive all night! #NoRestForTheWeary [@carlzeisslenses timelapse framegrab @thenorthface @freddiewilkinson]
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renan_ozturk The #F1 @shotovercamera system in flight today at 23K over the Khumbu (Mt Everest) Himalaya. This big buddy is making our dreams come true, capturing the beauty at the roof of the world in a fresh new way. #ArtAndTechnology [@camp4collective #HimalayaFilm @gopro framegrab] 6d

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renan_ozturk For me, Nepal's rich physical and cultural landscapes are the gift that keeps on giving. -

In 2001 I went out on a limb and took a 8 month language program in Kathmandu. I was immediately thrown in with a local family who didn't speak English and subsequently payed some serious dues to learn as much as I could of the language and culture. I wasn't much of a climber back then and didn't know what art/filmmaking path was ahead but had a feeling Nepal would be an important place for me over time. In the 14 years since I have been to Nepal almost every year for so many different projects and expeditions. -

This current mission has not disappointed, it's another extension of my appreciation for his place. Pictured here is Pang-gyen Repa, our 'grandmother' for the last two weeks. She left Tibet in 1959 for political oppression and created a new life with the Tamang tribe in the central Nepal Himalaya. At night she sleeps in a pig-pile with her granddaughters and by day she works in the high village with more productivity of someone half her age moving firewood and up-keeping the trekking lodge. At night, around the yak dung stove, she sang us ancient songs of the Himalaya. And even though we don't speak Tibetian her expressions told us more than any language could convey. -

#HilamayaFilm @camp4collective @carlzeisslenses #otus55 @thenorthface @fstopgear #REDdragonStill
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renan_ozturk The overnight snow squalls had blanketed the region threatening the mission. The stakes were high...now we are playing with the big boy toys and big visual dreams: AS350 B3e high altitude helicopter with the @shotovercamera with the #REDdragon inside. -

Despite high blowing winds @Timkemple and I nervously made the call from the high village for @ansonfogel @pilotbibekkhadka commence the flight plan... The mountains were alive and breathing, with the snow blowing like 'real-time time-lapse' plumes off the summits. You can't plan days like this, just hang on for mother natures ride! #Himalayafilm #aDayToRemember -

@thenorthface @camp4collective @freddiewilkinson @hilareeoneill @david_goettler @bchendrix @simrikair #thegamehaschanged #shottievacation #thesanctityofspace #inthespiritofwashurn
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renan_ozturk We've been carrying our new little buddy, the @djiglobal #inspire1 into some pretty neat places on this @thenorthface @camp4collective #himalayafilm adventure. He likes to fly at 18K+ ft and in sub zero temps but you have to constantly pull up power and only get a short flight before battery freeze. So far so good with no catastrophic crashes or yak strikes. @fstopgear [thanks @david_goettler for the behind the scenes pic] 2w

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renan_ozturk "Here Yeti Yeti..." @david_goettler searching the inner ice lair. Every corner of the Nepal Himalaya seems to have a myth of this wild creature and the elder beside me at the fire just confirmed it for this area. I want to believe. @thenorthface @camp4collective @carlzeisslenses #himalayafilm [shot from the position of the previous post] 2w

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renan_ozturk Into the icy insides in search of foreground elements. @timkemple and I each only lasted a few minutes in this core-cruncher position before we were soaked from the dripping water and spooked from the impending groans of the glacier. It's always seems to be that last little bit of motivation and collaboration that makes images special. #goodtimes #suffershot @thenorthface @camp4collective @david_goettler @hilareeoneill #RED #CFdragon #himalayafilm [@timkemple photo] 2w

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renan_ozturk Himalayan ridge traversing. I shot a few quick ones from the hip while chasing the indomitable @conrad_anker across the roof of the world. #keeponmoving #himalayafilm @thenorthface @camp4collective @atomos_news 2w

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renan_ozturk After a long day on the move we are nestled in at Camp I below our objective. It's a bit hilarious what is considered a 'trekking' peak in Nepal. This one seems to be quite full value climbing. @conrad_anker @thenorthface @camp4collective 3w

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renan_ozturk We are finally in the mountains absorbing the tranquility after all the choas to get here. Neither @conrad_anker or I have been in the LangTang Himalaya before so getting oriented has been pretty exciting but also intimidating. Our time window here is short and the going seems slow with recent heavy snowfall but we are psyched to climb. Packs are ready to go for a strike mission up valley, time to have a closer hands on look! @thenorthface @camp4collective 3w

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renan_ozturk Kathmandu local colors early this morning. The hustle continues as @conrad_anker and I fly today with #SimrikAir into the LangTang Himalaya for an adventure. @thenorthface @camp4collective #HimalayaFilm #NoRestForTheWeary 3w

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renan_ozturk It's been a long night. Less than 24 hours after the final hoorah of Sundance, the bags are packed and I'm out the door with @camp4collective @thenorthface for an adventure into the Himalayan peaks of Nepal. Sadly, my favorite travel companion @taylorfreesolo can't join this one, despite her attempts to slip into the junkshow and stowaway with the gear. -

Some fun new additions to the kit this time around. @djiglobal #inspire1, a full @shotovercamera F1 setup, #REDdigtalcinema dragons, @atomos_news shogun, @carlzeisslenses 55mm otus, @gopro #hero4, @kesslercrane cinedrive, @sony a7s, @canonusa 5D timelapse workhorses, @freeflysystems MōVI, @syrp magic carpet, @phaseonephoto @goalzero @clifbarcompany @blackdiamond @voke_tab @bluewaterropes @sandisk and @smithoptics. And plenty of food this time ; ) -

Follow the adventure #HimalayaFilm, with @david_goettler @conrad_anker @hilareeoneill @freddiewilkinson @ansonfogel @timkemple @landonbassett @brandonjosephbaker
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renan_ozturk Floored that our @merufilm took the audience award at @sundanceinstitute tonight. It's been a long road, so much thanks to all who have supported our passions over the years! @jimmy_chin @conrad_anker @mochinyc @taylorfreesolo @jenniLoweAnker @krakauernotwriting 4w

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renan_ozturk Just finished our last @merufilm screening at @sundanceinstitute! Thanks to all those who have come out, it was a true honor to share our film with audiences for the first time in this way. It all feels surreal, kind of like moments on the mountain like this. [@jimmy_chin photo of our extraterrestrial hanging home. @conrad_anker @krakauernotwriting @mochinyc] 4w

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renan_ozturk Even in the midst of the @merufilm madness, it's good to still keep the eye on the prize and continue developing works-in-progress. Discovered this @gopro clip the other day while digging through footage for the #passionproject @sanctityofspace. Nothing like squeezing through the Kachatna spires while flying the @brainfarm #cineflexElite. Certainly a highlight from last spring. -

@freddiewilkinson @camp4collective @ansonfogel @timkemple @taylorfreesolo @talkeetnaair
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renan_ozturk The big storm trapped us in the porta-ledge for 4 days. By the time it cleared we had depleted over half our food supply and 90% of the mountain was still above us. When @jimmy_chin and @conrad_anker wanted to keep pushing onward I didn't know how it was possible but just had to trust them.

@sundanceinstitute @merufilm @krakauernotwriting @mochinyc #sundance #trenchwarfare #typetwofun
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renan_ozturk @coryrichards snapped this photo of me on the #myanmarclimb, walking the thin line. The river in the northern jungle usually glowed with an emerald clarity. Later this day though, a mud slide must have been triggered up valley, turning the river a dark silty red. This was also one of the days it poured rain, the day we broke the #REDcinema CFdragon monitor, lost our second drone, and had to make the big cut of over half our gear. The memories are still very much raw and alive for all us on the trip [@md_jenkins @emilyaharrington @hilareeoneill @taylorfreesolo] and I'm enjoying seeing @coryrichards roll out some hidden gems of his photographs, like this one. 1mon

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