In the Shadow of The Chief

In the Shadow of The Chief

The Baldwin and Cooper Story

DVD - 2005
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"On a rain-soaked morning in May 1961, amidst the snow-capped mountains and verdant forests of Squamish, British Columbia, two young climbers, Jim Baldwin and Ed Cooper strated up the "unclimbable" Stawamus Chief.Within two weeks, news of their attempt had spread and soon 12,000 cars crowded the base of the Chief with onlookers convinced they were about to witness a deadly fall. Braving relentless heat, mosquitoes and a barrage of reporters, it seemed at times unlikely that Ed and Jim would finish the climb. Using never-before-seen archival footage and photographs IN THE SHADOW OF THE CHIEF takes a unique look at a part of climbing history." -- from Fringe Filmworks Inc.
In May 1961, two young men started up an "unclimbable" rock face of the Stawamus Chief. The film takes a unique look at a part of sport history and the spirit of the community that rallied behind them.
Publisher: [Squamish, B.C.?] : Fringe Filmworks, c2005
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (50 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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