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Shattered: The Mind of a Driven Climber

Shattered is ana artistic 5 minute video profile of Steve House that took filmmaker Tyler Stableford six months to make (Outside just posted an article about the making of Shattered).

In parts the narration sounds a bit over-the-top to me, but it ultimately offers some insight into why extreme athletes put themselves into dangerous situations over and over again, which, in a media environment filled with idolatry and uncritical praise for achievement, is both refreshing and needed.

What do you think?

Lead photo is NOT Steve House, and is by schoeband

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4 Responses to Shattered: The Mind of a Driven Climber

  1. The Rowdy Chowgirl June 27, 2012 at 12:18 am #

    Dramatic, for sure–but interesting. It’s easy for me to judge extreme atheletes as a little crazy, but one or two of my adventures would definitely come off crazy to some people…all a matter of perspective, I guess.

    • Matt Gibson June 30, 2012 at 4:38 pm #

      Definitely a matter of perspective. People don’t start doing life-threatening stunts all the sudden one day. They start by pushing the envelope a little at a time, so each time they do something crazier, to them it’s just a little bit more dangerous than the last thing.

      What were your crazy adventures? Do tell 😉

  2. Ava Apollo June 27, 2012 at 5:31 pm #

    Isn’t being that passionate about something what makes life worth living, though? Seems so dire to me.

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