2020 Films

My Friends Were Mountaineers

My Friends Were Mountaineers

Director: Eric Becker
Country of Origin: United States
2020

When a celebrated adventurist's family discovered years of his memorabilia stored in boxes, they worked to celebrate his 100th birthday by taking him back to the mountain he so loved.  This film focuses on 100 year old mountaineer, Dee Molenar, and his life-long love of the natural world. Dee, an American mountaineer, painter, and cartographer, worked as a mountain guide and park ranger in Mount Rainier National Park and participated in expeditions worldwide - including the US expedition from 1953 to K2 and the first ascent of Mount Kennedy along with Jim Whittaker and Robert Kennedy.

Eric Becker
Eric Becker
Dee Molenaar
Dee Molenaar

Producer: Eric Becker
Executive Producer: Scott Everett
Produced by: We Are Shounting and DPReview
Editor: Eric Becker
Shot by: Lou Karsen and Chip Rountree