Adventure Film Series: The Asgard Project
Award-Winning Film Features Spectacular Sky- and BASE-diving Footage
November 11, 2014
Lyndon State College Adventure Films series continues with the Wednesday, November 19 presentation of The Asgard Project. The 2010 film, from Posing Productions, has won 22 international awards. The Asgard Project follows the U.K.’s Leo Houlding’s ambitious project in August 2009 to make a first free ascent on the North Tower of Mount Asgard. The mountain is deep in the Arctic, in the Auyuittuq National Park, on the Cumberland Peninsula of Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada.
Houlding teams up with fellow “big wall” climber American Stanley (Sean) Leary for the ascent and the duo hope to make a wingsuit descent from the summit. The film first documents their arrival to Mount Asgard with spectacular skydiving footage. However, the two have arrived at the mountain late in the season and the trip soon begins to go wrong. Conditions turn against the team and merely reaching the base of the climb becomes a massive challenge. The film produced by multi-award winner, Alastair Lee, is a cutting edge adventure with all its twists and turns.
The film will be shown on Wednesday, November 19 at 7 p.m. in the Alexander Twilight Theatre on Lyndon’s campus. It is free and open to the public. This film series is sponsored by Lyndon’s Adventure Program and the Lecture and Arts Series.