Into the Cold retraces two men’s dramatic expedition to the North Pole – one of the toughest and most magnificent environments in the world – and also one that is rapidly vanishing. In two months, 400+ miles, and -50F temperatures, the film reveals a deeply personal journey by foot to the top of the world as never before seen on camera.
The film follows noted environmental advocate, photographer and polar traveler Sebastian Copeland through his training in Minnesota and Los Angeles before embarking on the two months trip on the frozen ice cap with his partner Keith Heger.
The stark reality sets in when the green, urban landscapes fade away to a bone-chilling backdrop where the two men are suddenly alone for millions of square miles of ice. Left to find inner peace in the face of physical struggle, the men become navigators of their own souls, observing humankind’s direct relationship with the deterioration of their breathtaking and remote surroundings.
“Into The Cold is a gripping and intimate look at what it takes to reach the top of the world. It is a mix of high adventure, low temperatures, and a poignant warning: given the effects of climate change, future arctic adventures may not have a North Pole to Explore.”
-Arianna Huffington, Cofounder & Editor-in-Chief, The Huffington Post
The mission was carried out to commemorate the centennial of Admiral Peary’s reach in 1909. One hundred years from now, there will be no bicentennial expedition on foot to the North Pole, for the ice there will have long since gone.
Into the Cold transports us inside the mind of the explorer and celebrates humankind’s communion with Nature, underlying one poignant message: if the Great North goes, so goes humanity.
Simple actions and small contributions have a big impact on global climate change. Here’s how you can help protect our disappearing Polar Regions:
Visit http://www.sednafoundation.com and contribute to Sebastian Copeland’s Foundation, dedicated to fighting global climate change and its damaging effects on our planet’s fragile Polar Regions.
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