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Gripped by wanderlust, young misfits give up the American dream for their own in Americas wild mountains.
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Our Film:
The pioneers of American rock climbing were often shunned as "dirtbags" and deserters of the American Dream, but our film seeks to show that climbing roots were inextricably linked to the culture of greater America and its growing pains, shifting from the last unknown continent to developed superpower. This story is about wanderlust in the modern age, and how it is played out in the world of rock climbing. It contrasts the electricity of adventure with the fragility of life, while encouraging thought on our existence in an evolving and disappearing natural world.

We have been working on this project for over 3 years. Other than a film, it's a cultural history project, intended to preserve the oral histories of this sub culture for generations to come.
All we need to finish is a little help from you! This Kickstarter campaign goes directly to the finishing process: paying for rights and process of the footage and photographs so that we can distribute this film to audiences around the country.

If you'd like to donate directly, you can also do so at our 501(c) non profit account with IFP at http://fiscalsponsorship.ifp.org/Project.cfm...

We have interviewed about 50 people, including:

Royal Robbins, Tom Frost, Roger Derryberry, Don Lauria, John Gill, Joe Fitschen, Jim McCarthy, Joe Kelsey, Dick Williams, Burt Angrist, Elaine Matthews, Al DeMaria, George Hurley, Allen Steck, Jerry Galwas, Mark Powell, Chris Jones, John Bachar, Lynn Hill, John Long, Henry Barber, Steve Wunsch, Jim Erickson, Ron Kauk, Steve Arsenault, Alison Osius, Vern Clevenger, Michael Kennedy, Ed Webster, Eric Beck, Rich Romano, Bob D'Antonio, Lars Holbek, Peter Croft, Jim Donini, The Cotes, Jimmy Surette, Majka Burhardt,Tommy Caldwell, Rob Pizem, Katie Brown, Josh Wharton, Kerwin Klein, Joseph Taylor...and more!

Photos courtesy: Ed Webster (http://www.mtnimagery.com/), Michael Kennedy, Mark Moore, Steve Wunsch, Henry Barber, Larry Hamilton, Joe Kelsey, Chris Jones

Archival footage courtesy: Henry Barber, Jim Erickson

Music: "Cycle-Delic" by Davie Allen and the Arrows (http://www.davieallan.com)
"High Country Waltz" by Bradley Carter (http://bradleycarter.net)

www.lastwildmountain.com

Pics of some of our neato rewards:

http://peterwestcarey.com

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    A Thank You in the film credits. If "Thank You" is too boring, we'll let you choose a funny credit. (Think: Waistband Inspector= Joe Shmoe). T-Shirt, DVD, personal thank you letter and button also included.

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    WE COME TO YOU (WOWIE) and personally screen the film. We'll make you lunch and walk your dog too. Included are a Thank You in the film credits, T-Shirt, DVD, personal thank you letter and button.

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    Climb with Oakley and her dad (he's been climbing since the 70s!). Great if you are new to trad climbing, we'll teach you the basics! Included are a Thank You in the films credits, T-Shirt, DVD, personal thank you letter and button. Only available in CA, NV, AZ.

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    Co-Executive Producer credit in the film. Additionally we'll fly you out to Southern California for a climbing weekend in Joshua Tree or Tahquitz with Oakley and her father. We'll drive together in our '76 Volkswagen bus! Coffee, campfire, eggs included. Also DVD, T-Shirt, personal thank you letter and button. Flights limited to continental United States.

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