What's All This Then?

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What's All This Then?

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One Climbs One Sees

After the great Chicago Blizzard of 2011, hundreds of thousands of pounds of snow were removed from the city's downtown streets. Loaded by bulldozers and heavy trucks, much of it was piled in the empty lot between our studio and the railroad tracks.

In a collaborative effort between Coudal Partners and The Explorers of the New World Society, an expedition was immediately formed. A bold assault was launched aiming to have our team be the first men to summit this peak. Known for their dexterity and grit, Dawson and Matt were selected for the dangerous undertaking. This is their story.

Special Thanks

None of this would have been possible without the hard working men and women of Chicago's Streets and Sanitation Department. A big thanks also to Jamie Dihiansan, who helped with the production and provided additional camera work.

Follow Along

Before the ascent began, Bryan used a number of different methods (satellite photos, surveyors tools) to create this topographic map to help guide these noble explorers to greatness.

Above the Sun was supported in part by Field Notes Brand. Additional funding was not provided by the National Science Foundation, nor by viewers like you.

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