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
4 thoughts on “Shattered: The Mind of a Driven Climber”
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.
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 😉
Isn’t being that passionate about something what makes life worth living, though? Seems so dire to me.
I agree. It is. Something the documentary didn’t mention, though, was that Steve had recently had a life-threatening accident (http://www.stevehouse.net/Site/Training_Blog/Entries/2010/5/9_Fall_off_Mount_Temple.html). I think that had something to do with the ominous tone of the film.