Sport climbing star, David Lama(1990~2019) announced his plan to free climb Cerro Torre as his first goal after becoming a full-fledged alpinist. His first attempt in 2009 failed, and the numerous bolts and fixed rope his film crew left behind were heavily criticized. He had to abort his free ascent in 2011 due to the ice-filled head wall, but his third ascent in 2012 succeeded. David Lama launched a new generation of climbers reaching for Cerro Torre since this challenge began during the 1950s. (LEE Young-jun)
He is the son of two climbing enthusiasts, grew up in Switzerland and soon felt the call of the Alps. However, following a harrowing climbing accident at the age of 16, he set his sights on storytelling and filmmaking. Thomy started directing music videos in the 90s. He later went on to direct a series of commercials. Cerro Torre – A Snowball’s Chance in Hell is his first documentary.