Over the past 28 years, Breashears has worked on more than 40 film projects. In 1983, Breashears transmitted the first live television pictures from the summit of Mount Everest, and in 1985 became the first American to reach the summit of Mount Everest twice. The recipient of four National Emmy Awards for achievement in cinematography, he is one of the world's most experienced adventure filmmakers. His work has taken him to remote locations in Tibet, China, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Central Asia and East Africa.
In the spring of 1996 Breashears co-directed and photographed the first ever IMAX film on Mount Everest. When the now infamous blizzard of May 10, 1996 hit Mount Everest, killing eight climbers, Breashears and his team were in the midst of making this historic film. In the tragedy that soon followed, Breashears and his team stopped filming to assist several of the stranded climbers to safety. He and his expedition members were later recognized for their courageous efforts. Breashears and his team then regrouped and reached the summit of the mountain on May 23, 1996 achieving their goal of becoming the first to attain IMAX film images from the top of the world. Breashears has said that if there is a lesson to be learned from the May '96 tragedy, it is that for him, success was not being the first IMAX team to summit, it was that everyone on his team returned safely. The film, titled Everest, premiered in March 1998 and has been shown in more than 300 IMAX theaters throughout North America, Europe and Asia. The allure of Mount Everest made this project the most eagerly anticipated and most successful IMAX film of all time.
In 1997 he co-produced and photographed Everest: The Death Zone for the PBS series NOVA, once again reaching the summit of Everest with camera in hand. This was his fourth ascent. He is the author or co-author of three best-selling books: Everest: Mountain Without Mercy (National Geographic Books), Last Climb (National Geographic Books), and his published memoir High Exposure: An Enduring Passion for Everest and Unforgiving Places (Simon & Schuster). His most recent IMAX film about Africa's highest mountain, Kilimanjaro: To the Roof of Africa is also subject of the National Geographic book of the same name published in 2002. Breashears' is presently engaged as co-producer and second unit director of Working Title Films' dramatic feature film EVEREST which will chronicle the tragic events on Everest in 1996. Equipped with a 35mm motion picture camera and 35mm stills camera, Breashears made his fifth ascent of Everest while leading his handpicked team to the summit in spring 2004 to shoot background images for the film. EVEREST will start principal photography in spring 2005 and will be released worldwide by Universal Pictures.
Adrian has contributed articles and photographs to several international journals and magazines; has participated as climber-cameraman on the internationally aired films "Everest in Winter" and "K2 The Savage Mountain". He has been featured in a large number of published mountaineering books and on Television and has written, together with his brother, their autobiography - The Burgess Book of Lies. He has been making his living as an inspirational speaker and motivational communicator for ten years.
In 1989 he climbed to the summit of Everest in 3 days and only 17 ½ hours of climbing. His most popular slide presentation is autobiographical and titled IN SEARCH OF EVEREST.
He is the founder and director of the Global Community Project located in Victor, Idaho. This organization is designed to give high school students a global perspective on culture, service, and the environment through side by side service project implementation in National Parks and Preserves around the world alongside students from other nations. Christian is also a senior guide in mountaineering, rock climbing and ski guiding in Grand Teton National Park and throughout the Western United States. He was named "Most requested guide" in 2002, 2004 and is also a Guide training instructor.
Since then, Joey's passion for the mountains has turned into a professional obsession. Joey is currently a professional Athlete sponsored by Forum Snowboards, Foursquare outerwear, Electric Visual, Nixon watches and Black Diamond Equipment. Not only does Joey display unique power and finesse on a snowboard, he continues to push his abilities as a climber. From one day El Capitan ascents to Switch 900's, Joey has pushed multi sport progression to a new level. Joey's future goals plan to take him to remote locations to continue to fuse freestyle snowboarding with legitimate Alpine climbing.
Dean starting ski racing in Lake Placid New York and raced for the NCAA ski team at Keene State College, New Hampshire. He graduated with a BS degree in Mechanical design in 1992. Dean Started the Back country skills seminars and free Transceiver Clinics to help educate the public in Little Cottonwood Canyon. He is also a certified avalanche instructor with the American Avalanche Association. Dean has guided numerous back country, helicopter, and climbing trips and also enjoys mountaineering and has had successful climbs in Alaska, Europe, Central America, and the Himalayas. Most recently, Dean Summitted Mt. Everest on May, 30th. 2005.
Tyson's passion is ski mountaineering, and he's made Alaskan first ski descents of Denali's 14,000-foot Wickersham Wall (1994), Foraker's Sultana Ridge (1995,) and Mt. Fairweather (1996.) He has led four expeditions to the Himalaya, and two to the Andes including Pik Pobeda, Kyrgyzstan; Muztagh Ata, China; numerous 6,000-meter peaks in Pakistan's Baltoro region; Lobuche East, Nepal; Huascaran, Peru; and Chimborazo, Ecuador.
Bradley now resides in Salt Lake City's Sugarhouse neighborhood with his wife, Julie Faure, the director of Exum Utah Mountain Adventures, and their son Roman, born May, 2002. He is the author of Backcountry Skiing Utah, a guidebook to skiing in 12 Utah ranges. And he is a lead guide with WPG, and AMS, and a senior avalanche instructor and ski, rock, and alpine guide with Exum.
Amelia has spent months to years climbing all over North America crossing off the list several big walls in Yosemite and Zion National Parks. More notably free climbing and more specifically traditional crack climbing is the preferred type of climbing for Amelia. Her favorites are the Rostrum in Yosemite and Slice and Dice one of the abundant perfect cracks in Indian Creek, Utah. Rather than sking in the winter she prefers to climb on the sunny cliffs in Southern Europe and recently returned from a trip exploring the climbing Slovenia and Croatia in the Balkans. She is currently a Guide for Moab Desert Adventures who offer basic rock climbing to desert towers and canyoneering. She lives part-time in Moab, Utah and part-time in Boulder, Colorado where she is working on her Masters degree in Journalism.
. Perú, Cordillera Blanca: Caraz I, South Face Direct; Tocallaraju, West Face; Yanapacha.
. Gasherbrum I, 2005
. Mt. Vinson, 2004, 2001
. East Ridge of Nun Peak, Ladakh, India, 2004
. Huandoy, Huascarán, Perú, 2003
. West Face of Huayna Potosi, Bolivia, 2002
. Broad Peak, Alaska 2001 Expedition
. K2 (attempt), 2001
. Ski Touring in the Rockies (Wapta, Columbia Ice Fields, etc.)
. Patagonia South Ice Cap, longitudinal traverse (attempt), 1995
. Patagonia North Ice Cap traverse and mapping, 1990
. Mt. Denali (West Buttress, 1988)
. Patagonia North Ice Cap traverse with ascents, 1987
. Cerro Torre, West Face (attempt), 1986
Such temperament and outlook have caused him to take a very broad cut at life, and have given him great interest and experience in many areas. He also has said that he picked his father very carefully, but didn't go quite far enough West. to Fort Worth, Texas - home of the billionaire Bass family. He's the "Bass from Dall-as", as he likes to describes himself. And though his net worth may not stack up to that of the other Basses, he measures his wealth in adventures and in friendships.
Certainly, Snowbird has been a giant leap into the unknown for a geologist and rancher who had never developed any real estate or resort projects on his own. As if Snowbird's evolution were not enough for anyone's nervous system, energy and pocketbook, starting in May 1981 Dick played hooky from time to time over a period of four years to climb the highest peak on each of the seven continents.
On April 30, 1985, he finally succeeded in his fourth attempt to scale Mt. Everest, and he became the first person to reach the seven continental highs, as well as the oldest by five years to summit Everest at age 55. (That last title fell in 1994 to a 60-year-old Venezuelan guitar maker.)
Snowbird has been Dick's passion (along with his wife, Alice) for nearly 30 years, and it keeps evolving each year, toward his goal of creating a place for the enhancement of the "body, mind and spirit." Just gaze on the mountain from a balcony window in The Cliff Lodge and you can see how well this place mingles with nature, and how Dick's dream of the ultimate ski resort is being realized.