Pamela Shanti Pack is one of the most accomplished off-width climbers in the world (male or female). Since 2008 she has been seeking out North America’s most challenging inverted and vertical off-width climbs. This type of climbing is particularly brutal and attracts only a select group of twisted souls.
In recent years Pamela’s focus has shifted to establishing first ascents in this unique style of climbing. This film follows Pamela in her quest to establish new routes in the desert climbing meca of Indian Creek in southeastern Utah while providing a glimpse into what makes Pamela tick.
Shot over the course of 3 days in April of 2013, it is directed by Celin Serbo, edited by Jim Aikman, with camera work by Celin Serbo, Fred Marmsater, and Jim Aikman.
I came to video and film making from a photography background that began in 1997 while working as a mountain guide in Estes Park, CO. This allowed me incredible opportunities to travel and document my adventure with photographs. As this hobby slowly transform into a profession, I was able to make the full-time career transition to photography in 2009.
As the film medium gave way to digital it was exciting to see the incredible video technology that was accessible at relatively low costs in the dslr market. Already owning Nikon video capable dslr’s, I began the process of learning as much as I could about video and it’s ability to offer a more complete spectrum of visual media to my projects and clients. The learning curve has been steep and there are many differences from photography. It is and will be a continual learning process that I have embraced and enjoy. Today the majority of my jobs require that I deliver both photographs and video to my clients.
I’m currently based in Louisville, CO. To see more of my work please visit my website at www.serbophoto.com and @celinserbo on instagram.