MHW athlete Cheyne Lempe traveled to Baffin Island with long-time friend and climbing partner David Allfrey. For Cheyne, the trip marked the progression of his climbing; from big walls in Yosemite that had cut his teeth and his fingers to the monstrous towers of a new frontier. As Cheyne would learn, Baffin is just as raw and beautiful as it is unforgiving. The film is a gripping story of risk, success, and failure. It’s the story of an expedition that goes Haywire. You can watch the full feature here.
Below is Cheyne’s perspective on what it took to bring the film to life…This was a very complex story for me to tell. Even though the film is already pretty long, this was just a small glimpse of the overall experience surrounding the expedition. When I got back home to Yosemite after the expedition, I didn’t even look at the footage for months. I wasn’t emotionally ready to re-live everything that happened.