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Dick's Rash: The Up, Down and Around

Dick's Rash is a documentary about adventurer Richard Kresser's ambitious goal of summiting and circumnavigating Mt. Rainier (14,411′), Mt. Adams (12,280′), Mt. St. Helens (8,366′) and Mt. Hood (11,250′), back-to-back, solo and unsupported. The herculean task includes navigating 247 miles on foot and climbing over 74,000ft. Weather and health permitting, Kresser aimed to complete the challenge in less than a week.

  • Joel Christian Ballezza
  • Joel Christian Ballezza
  • Joel Christian Ballezza
  • Mark Richard Kresser
    Key Cast
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  • Genres:
    running, trails, mountaineering, adventure, documentary
  • Runtime:
    17 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 1, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • North Bend Outdoor Amateur Film Challenge - Crowd Favorite
    North Bend
    United States
    December 9, 2017
    Crowd Favorite
  • North Bend Outdoor Amateur Film Challenge - 3rd Place
    North Bend
    United States
    December 9, 2017
    3rd Place
  • 7 Hill Running Film Premier
    United States
    August 15, 2017
    North American Premiere
  • Evolution Fitness Screening
    United States
    October 6, 2017
Distribution Information
  • The Wild Ones
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Joel Christian Ballezza

Born just outside of Philadelphia, Ballezza grew up just above New York City. After studying new media in college, he moved to the Pacific Northwest for graduate school and to pursue a active lifestyle in the Cascades. When he is not producing amateur films about the outdoors, he enjoyed endurance trail running, mountaineering and practicing the art of storytelling.

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