Shooting the first episode the new television series Beyond Adventures was great fun and a great relief, likely more for Producer Brian Bellaeu than myself. He produced this episode. We shot in a Nevada cave that requires you to repel sixty feet down to get inside. Dramatic. Check out the photos below. It was a relatively small cave, but still had some big spaces.
All three of our pro-lights failed in the cave, so we ended up shooting much of it with headlamps. That was unfortunate, but there is still a lot of good footage, including Nathan, one of the talent, getting stuck in a narrow hole with a drop off on the other end.
I had my own challenges. I’ve done a little rock climbing and repelling- just enough to be dangerous. Jumaring 60 feet up the cave entrance was a bit humiliating, it took me so long. I definitely need to spend more time on my upper body strength.
Actually, Bellaeu had the tougher camera shoots too. In the second location, Snow Canyon, Utah, he had a somewhat of a technical climb around to the top of the cliff, then he had to repel halfway down the 400 foot cliff to get shots of the climbers.
They got off the cliff just in time too. The wind really started to pick up. There was just enough time to rap up interviews and break camp before a huge wind and sleet storm hit.
Next up: Ouray Ice Park, Colorado in January. Enjoy the pictures of cave/Snow Canyon shoot: