Chasing Altitude (Film)

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Back in October of 2020, downhill rider Darric Roark hiked up, camped on, and descended Mount Elbert on a unique 14,000-foot overnighter. Filmmaker Davis Yates captured the trip in his latest release, Chasing Altitude. Watch it here…

Davis Yates, the filmmaker behind last year’s 540 Miles (A Colorado Trail Documentary), just released another film from colorful Colorado. However, Chasing Altitude takes things upward to the highest summit in the Rocky Mountains, Mount Elbert, which reaches an elevation of 14,439 feet (4,401 meters). In October of 2020, downhill rider Darric Roark pulled off a challenging overnighter up on the mountain and rode down the other side. This wild alpine ride came with with its share of pain and thrills, from ascending the Black Cloud Trail to camping in 15 degrees at 14,000 feet to ripping down the mountain on a sunrise descent. Watch it below, then scroll down to find a gallery from the shoot.

“The path less traveled is less travelled for a reason.”

  • Chasing Altitude Film
  • Chasing Altitude Film
Chasing Altitude Film

“There’s no mountain, animal, or hiker above for 1,000 miles.”

  • Chasing Altitude Film
  • Chasing Altitude Film

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