Wednesday, May 02, 2007
No wilderness footage for 14er skier
Five national forests in Colorado have denied skier Chris Davenport's request to use footage filmed in wilderness areas during his successful 2006 attempt to ski all 54 of Colorado's 14,000-foot peaks in one year.
For a story from the Aspen Times, follow this link: http://www.aspentimes.com/article/20070430/NEWS/70430013/0/FRONTPAGE
Davenport used hand-held cameras and, later in the project, a helicopter to film his descents. He plans to release a film of the endeavor without wilderness footage.
I can see both sides. I don't want the wilderness to be trampled by commercial film crews, so I understand the rules. On the other hand, what Davenport did is a true celebration of our wilderness, and should be seen.
What do you think?
Posted by Dave Philipps at 5:39 AM