Into the Sunshine is a series of short films that takes viewers into the lives of some remarkable Queenslanders and showcases their powerful connection to the environment. In this episode, renowned rock climber John O'Brien recalls his childhood fascination with the Glass House Mountains and how a poster once pinned on his bedroom wall grew into a dream to conquer the craggy volcanic remnants that rise from Queensland's Sunshine Coast hinterland (70 kilometres from Brisbane).
Chris Sharma and Adam Ondra spent two years working together to climb La Dura Dura (5.15c / 9b+), the world's hardest climb. This film tells the story of their unique collaboration and shows Adam's historic first ascent and Chris' second ascent.
Turkey marks stop #7 of Marmot's Lead Now Tour (www.leadnowtour.org/), a global tour to inspire people through rock climbing and raise $10,000 a month for eleven different non-profit organizations. While in Turkey, Paige joins forces with Chris and Heather Weidner to explore the steep limestone caves of Geyikbayiri. The Lead Now team is climbing to support CARE (http://www.care.org/), a global organization working to alleviate poverty through women's empowerment, childhood education, and disaster relief. To support Lead Now's $10,000 fundraising goal for CARE, visit www.crowdrise.com/leadnowturkey
On January 15, 2014, Alex Honnold free-soloed El Sendero Luminoso (The Shining Path) in El Portrero Chico, Mexico in a little over 3 hours. The climb rises 2,500 feet to the summit of El Toro. It could be the most difficult rope-less rock climb in history.