Tsirku

In late March of 2016, the team arrived at a base camp in Haines Pass, a region straddling the borders of the Yukon, British Columbia and Alaska. While awaiting better conditions to venture onto the Tsirku Glacier, they took the opportunity to explore the terrain surrounding Haines Pass by helicopter.

Faced with a sixty-kilometer snowmobile route across a massive glacier marked by crevasses, seracs, severe wind, and avalanche terrain, the journey soon became as relevant to the story as the destination. Due to the constantly changing weather and snow conditions, the team took over a week to develop the route and drop fuel and gear caches before completing the full day mission from Haines Pass to Corrugated basecamp.

One last thing stood in between the athletes and the face of Corrugated; mammoth cornices were blocking their access. Led by Mountain Guide Sam Anthamatten, the team works together to find their way onto the spine wall.

  • Eric Crosland
    Director
    All.I.Can, Into The Mind,
  • Tim Symes
    Director
    Tsirku
  • Malcolm Sangster
    Producer
    All.I.Can, Into The Mind, The Fine Line
  • Sam Anthamatten
    Key Cast
  • Ralph Backstrom
    Key Cast
  • Hadley Hammer
    Key Cast
  • Leo Hoorn
    Editors
    The Great Siberian Traverse
  • Tim Symes
    Editors
    The Great Siberian Traverse
  • Eric Crosland
    Cinematography
  • Leo Hoorn
    Cinematography
  • Project Type:
    Web / New Media
  • Runtime:
    19 minutes 47 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 1, 2016
  • Country of Origin:
    Canada
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada, United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    RED Dragon 6K
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Eric Crosland, Tim Symes

Eric Crosland, Director of Sherpas Cinema, was born in Calgary Alberta. Growing up, the Rocky Mountains proved to have left an imprint of nature on Eric’s life that has manifested itself in his films.

Eric graduated from Capilano college in 2004 with a advanced degree in motion picture production. Over his career in the film industry he has created over 162 episodes of television, 10 feature length films and 2 broadcast commercials. Eric now truly enjoys working in the collective of artists at Sherpas Cinema. He currently live with his wife and two children in Nelson, BC.

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