PAKISTAN: This summer, Joby will
take on the ultimate mountaineering challenge. He will attempt to climb the
highest unclimbed peak in the world. At 25,465ft, Batura II represents the
ultimate in extreme exploration. Together with Simone Moro, Italy’s most
famous alpinist, Joby will travel by four wheel drive on the Karakoram Highway
into the remote and treacherous northern territories. Balti porters will carry
equipment and supplies to an area near the base of the mountain. The Batura
glacier, one of the largest in the world, will be the launching pad that will
take the climbers over 12,000 vertical feet of treacherous rock and ice to the
summit that no human has ever touched.
Expedition dates: June 5
PATAGONIA: The towering rock
spires of Cerro Torre in Patagonia are some of the most impressive features on
Earth. Joby will climb and film an expedition to Cerro Torre with famed
climber Simone Moro and Russian climber Denis Umbruko. The climbers will scale
the featureless rock face to the summit in an attempt to make the first winter
ascent. Joby will be the cinematographer and photographer for the expedition.
Spectacular aerial shots will realized with the use of a helicopter. In a
spectacular maneuver, Joby will jump onto the summit of the tallest spire from
the helicopter and film the climbers on the rock face. The chopper will pick
Joby up from the summit and deposit him at the base where he will climb the
mountain to photograph the climbers on the face. This promises to be one of
the most incredible ascents ever filmed.
Expedition dates: August 7-
IRAN: Joby will progress to
the middle east to film a climb of the three tallest mountains in Iran
including the tallest, Mt. Damavand. In the process, Joby will climb 30
mountains over 15,000ft in 10 days. No American has made such ascents in Iran.
The expedition will be filmed in association with the famous climber and
photographer Jaime Vinals from Guatemala.
Expedition dates: September
NEPAL/TIBET: A land of
mystery, adventure, and spirituality; a home of legends, awesome landscapes,
artistic monasteries and century-old caravan trails, Tibet is a destination
out of the ordinary, long closed to the outside world. In the autumn season,
Joby will travel to Kathmandu to begin an expedition to Shishapangma the 14th
highest mountain in the world at 26,399ft. Joby will travel by Landcruiser
across the Tibetan Plateau where he will then walk to the base of the mountain
using yaks to carry his equipment. Once acclimatized to the altitude Joby will
attempt a solo speed ascent of the peak. Renowned Hungarian climber David
Klein will assist in filming the climb from base camp to the summit. In
addition, the expedition will film the initial scenes of an independent
feature film about the Yeti.
Expedition Dates: October
ANTARCTICA: Joby will once
again travel to the frozen continent of Antarctica as lead logistical
coordinator for Gregory Colbert the celebrated photographer and filmmaker.
Joby will coordinate the filming of the second part of Ashes and Snow, Mr.
Colbert’s new project currently on exhibit at Pier 54 in New York. Joby will
also make climbs on various peaks in Antarctica.
Joby began his
worldly adventures at the age of fifteen by driving to Guatemala with friends
to explore ancient Mayan ruins and climb the volcanoes of Central America.
Wanting to see more remote places, he went to Kenya and climbed Mt.
Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain in Africa. At that point, Joby set out to
become one of the few people on Earth to climb the tallest mountain on each
continent. In 1993, after spending weeks in Bolivia training, Joby went to
Russia to climb Mt. Elbrus, the tallest mountain in Europe. In 1994, he
traveled to Argentina to climb Mt. Aconcagua, the tallest mountain in South
America. In 1995 Joby set off for Alaska to climb the massive Mt. McKinley,
considered to be one of the harshest environments in the world. After a
successful summit of McKinley, Joby attended a private business school in
Denmark. After extensive travel in Europe and Africa, he finished college and
started his work at a commercial real estate development company. Soon
though, the mountains pulled him back, and at the end of March 1999, Joby left
for a two month journey to Asia, to climb Mt. Everest, the tallest mountain on
Earth. The world’s highest mountain would not give its summit easily. After
all the members in his climbing team retreated to base camp, Joby continued on
to the top through waist deep snow and without the safety of fixed ropes, free
climbing the entire Southeast Ridge and the infamous “Hillary Step” eventually
stepping onto the roof of the world. In April of 2000, Joby journeyed to
Indonesia and climbed the 16,023 ft. rock spire known as Carstensz Pyramid on
the remote island of Papua New Guinea. In November 2000, Joby led an
international team of climbers to Mt. Vinson, the highest mountain in
Antarctica. On December 9th, the team reached the summit of Vinson and Joby
became the youngest person in the world to climb all seven summits. Since
climbing the “big seven”, Joby has led an international team to the summit of
Lhotse, the world’s 4th highest mountain, and attempted K2 and Broad Peak in
Pakistan. In 2004 Joby climbed Makalu, the world’s 5th highest mountain,
considered by climbers to be the most difficult mountain in the world. Later
in 2004, Joby traveled to Tibet to climb Cho Oyo, the 6th highest mountain in
the world. After climbing to the summit with a partner for filming, Joby
climbed the mountain a second time in just eight hours setting a world record
for the fastest ascent of a peak over 26,000ft. Joby is the fastest high
altitude climber in the world and is one of Earth’s leading adventurers. A
modern day, real-life Indiana Jones, Joby has not only climbed the world’s
highest mountains, he has also traveled to the most remote places on the
planet and endured the most extreme conditions on Earth. A passion for film
has led Joby to film and photograph all seven continents and he has been
featured in such magazines as National Geographic Adventure and Men’s Journal.
Joby is engaged in developing television projects for the National Geographic
Channel and Discovery Network. Joby’s unique eye for photography and his
unmatched skills as an alpinist and adventurer make it possible for him to
capture images unlike any filmmaker in the world. In 2003, Joby formed
ACTIONPLAN, a production company dedicated to filming the world’s greatest
landscapes and cultures in a dramatic new way. In association with Italian
producer Allessandra Pasquino, ACTIONPLAN executes at least three major
expeditions a year, realizing multiple films that are edited and produced with
Academy Award winning consultants in Los Angeles, California.
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