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  2005 Film/Expedition Schedule Joby Ogwyn for ACTIONPLAN 

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 –August 1

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- 30

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  5- 21

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 1-November 1

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.

Expedition dates: December-January 06

Joby Ogwyn Adventurer/Filmaker

            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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