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The North Face

Lhotse / Short Film / 2019

The North Face tasked Nick Kalisz and Dutch Simpson to document the Lhotse ski expedition with Hilaree Nelson and Jim Morrison to capture the first attempt to ski Lhotse – the world’s 4th highest mountain. The mission was to follow the athletes to the summit, which is just under 28,000 feet, and capture video and photos for the worldwide product launch of Future Light, its brand new fabric technology. What we captured has inspired millions.




4.8M+ views on YouTube 

2019 Vimeo Staff Pick: Best of the Month

2019 Vimeo Nomination: Best of the Year in Action Sports 

2019 Powder Awards: Best Documentary

2019/2020 Film Festival Selections:

Banff Mountain Film Festival, Telluride Mountain Film, European Outdoor Film Festival, Bozeman Ice Festival, Lookout Film Festival, and many more.


Still images published in National Geographic, Sports Illustrated, The Atlantic, Powder Magazine and many online publications.


Directed by: Dutch Simpson / Director of Photography: Nick Kalisz / Editor: Pat Focke GFX: Brian LongColor: Dan Olsen of Cosmic Pictures / Sound: Jeff Yellen of Ridgeline Sound / Client: The North Face / Executive Producers: Rob Wassmer, Kaki Orr, Aimee Tetreault, Matt Sharkey

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