Sierra's July/August 2004 Let's Talk film selection:
A Kristi Denton Cohen/Peloton Productions film in association with Sierra Club Productions, narrated by Tom Brokaw
Did you enjoy the film? Why or why not? Do you think a person needs to have some rock-climbing experience to be interested in the tales told here? Are there some aspects of the story that are more universal?
How is big-wall rock climbing different from other extreme sports?
How did early Yosemite climbers view nature? Were they at home there? Were they out to conquer nature, or to develop closer links to it?
How have Yosemite climbers' attitudes toward nature changed over time?
What about your own relationship to nature? Do you see yourself as a conqueror or an admirer or just another part of the ecosystem? Have your views changed over your lifetime?
If you had known about the campaign to save Camp 4, would you have joined in? Why or why not?
Which of the climbers profiled do you find most admirable? Which of the climbs would you have most liked to have been part of? Which were most inspiring to you?
After watching this film, how would you answer the classic question: Why do climbers climb?