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 Waypoint Namibia

In May 2009, a small team of rock climbers departed for Namibia with two goals: to find a way up an unexplored face, and to find a way into a deeper understanding of southern Africa. At the heart of their trip lies the question, can adventure and culture combine to create understanding? “Waypoint Namibia” is the story of their journey.

As seen on:

An Official Selection of the Following Film Festivals

Mountainfilm in Telluride | Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival | Boulder Adventure Film Festival | Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival | Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival | Hory a Mesto Festival (Slovakia) | Horolezecky International Mountaineering Film Festival (Czech Republic) | Horyzonty Adventure Film Festival (Slovakia) | Mont Blanc Versant Durable | The Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival on Tour in California, Minnesota, New Mexico, and Washington State.

The Waypoint Namibia Team

A production of Alstrin Films | Directed and Filmed by Chris Alstrin | Executive Producer and Climber Majka Burhardt | Original soundtrack by Cheryl B. Engelhardt | Filmmaker Gabe Rogel | Climber Peter Doucette | Climber Kate Rutherford

Waypoint Namibia Expedition Details

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“Waypoint Namibia is a great film and a fresh look at adventure with social purpose.”Joy Trip Project, March 2010 Review by James Mills
“Many climbing flicks focus solely on the epics–huge dynos, 50-foot whippers, clutch sends–while the ineffable, in-between moments are excised. Happily, Chris Alstrin’s film Waypoint Namibia, on granite-dome hunting, avoids this pitfall. As Majka Burhardt says early on, “No one went on this trip to climb. They went to go to Namibia.” With stunning visuals, Waypoint follows Burhardt, Kate Rutherford and Peter Doucette in the African wilds–driving 12-plus hours in 100-degree heat, climbing through bird crap (literally), and battling hives inflicted by aggressive flora. The trio manages a masterful FA–Southern Crossing–while exploring the intersection of culture, climbing, and conversation.”Climbing Magazine, March 2010 Review by Julie Ellison

Photos: Gabe Roge