Beacons


Beacons

Points of light on the path to evolve mixed climbing.

Directed by: Jon Mercer

What really goes into the pursuit of a challenging objective? What is the life balance/unbalance it takes to advance as a climber and what is it all for?

Beacons is an episodic short documentary series centered on Zac St. Jules’s upcoming 2018/19 ice and mixed climbing season. As Zac trains and progresses through this year’s objectives, the project takes a personal look at life outside of the sport and exploration of what it takes to make progress as a semi-professional athlete. We are led through the series by the beacons in Zac’s life that guide him forward. These beacons are sources of inspiration and a grounding force – stories and experiences from those for whom climbing has become more than just trying hard routes.