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Thursday, February 23,2012

Inside mountaineering

The filmmakers behind ‘Cold,’ Banff’s Grand Prize winner, on life, art and suffering

By Eric Johnson
Cold, Grand Prize winner at the Banff Mountain Film Festival, which arrives in Boulder next week, documents an expedition on Gasherbrum II in the Pakistani Himalayas, the first successful winter ascent of an 8,000-meter (26,246-foot) mountain by an American. It succeeds as an adventure flick, and more so as a powerfully moving self-portrait of the young Boulder-based climber and photographer Cory Richards, who shot the film, which was brilliantly directed and edited by Anson Fogel, who lives in Carbondale.
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