Monday, February 28, 2011

Steve Baskis Reflects

Our friend Erik Weihenmayer recently caught up with Steve Baskis, one of the members of the Soldiers to the Summit expedition. Steve lost his eyesight in an explosion that killed his best friend. While he struggles to live in what he calls "The Black Abyss", Steve has been inspired by Erik and by a love and hunger for exploration.  Photo courtesy of Didrik Johnck.

By John von Seeburg

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Welcome to the Serac Adventure Films Soldiers to the Summit blog!  It was only a few short months ago we were in Nepal, shooting Soldiers to the Summit.  Our group of veterans, Everest guides and film makers from the Outside Adventure Film School spent three powerful weeks together.  We came home deeply influenced by the men and women of the expedition.  We think you will be too.

Directed by award-winning director Michael Brown, Soldiers to the Summit tells the story of eleven wounded veterans whose road to recovery takes them into the Khumbu Valley of Nepal, to one of the great mountains near Everest – the 20,075 foot Himalayan peak known as Lobuche.

Here, we’ll keep you up to date on the progress of the film, and introduce you again to this inspiring group of soldiers, climbers and film makers.

Enjoy the trailer!

Soldiers to the Summit Trailer from Serac Adventure Films on Vimeo.

By John von Seeburg