The Line – Episode 1

by ROAM

Alpinist and Nat Geo photographer Cory Richards prepares to tackle a new route on Everest. It dives deep into who Cory is and what led to him to setting this daring and dangerous goal for himself. In ‘The Line’ series, we look at the training, psychology, and routines associated with the goal of creating a new line on the world’s tallest peak. We also look at Cory’s outlook on life and how he is using climbing as a platform to talk about mental health. “When you’re riding the line between life and death, the clarity is tack sharp,” Cory says.


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In Episode 2, we look back at the pivotal moments in Cory’s life and career as he prepares to return to Everest to attempt a new route up the mountain.

In Episode 3, Cory wrestles with the associated mental challenge of daily life as he nears his departure date for Everest.

Episode 4 follows Cory and Topo through the chaos of their final 48 hours before departure and explores what success and failure look like on the mountain.


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