Synopsis: Opportunities may be handed to you a little easier when you’re the son of a legend but that doesn’t guarantee success.
Being dragged to Pakistan at the age of 1 for a climbing expedition only to come home with Chicken Pox and being told “You’re never going to be as good as your father” would make any young child stay as far away from climbing as possible. Jess Roskelley the son of Legendary climber John Roskelley and the only American to receive a Piolet d’Or Lifetime Achievement Award for his climbing achievements thought the same way throughout his childhood until that one climb changed his entire life.
I’ve always enjoyed creating interesting stories about athletes and what makes them tick. Jess’ story is particularly interesting because of the environment in which he grew up.
Chris Alstrin is an award winning filmmaker who loves making movies. He continues to pursue his passion in the mountains and the great stories to be told.