Role: Director of Photography, Cinematographer, Photographer

Client: Eddie Bauer

Sponsors: Eddie Bauer

Publication:  Eddie Bauer LYA Blog,

When Melissa Arnot headed for the remoteness of Alaska’s Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, it was to cleanse the tragic events in Nepal and on Everest with a wilderness climbing experience. But Alaska can be an unforgiving place. Instead of a quiet glacier camp and rejuvenating alpine climb on 14,831-foot Mt. Bear, her small self-supported team experienced sketchy crevasse-ridden navigation, multiple life-threatening situations, and a storm that held them captive until they ran out of food. As Melissa recounts, “That’s why they call it climbing, not summiting.”