Ascend, Pioneer! The Diny Harrison Story

    Pitch Video

    Harrison is the first internationally recognized female Canadian mountain guide. This film tracks her historic ascent.

    Genre: Documentary
    Target Audience: All Audiences
    Target Length: 22 minutes
    Budget: $50,000

    Created By

    ALEXANDER LAVIGNE ,  British-Columbia


    Diny Harrison has been a trailblazer in the mountains her entire life. Her passion for skiing drew her out West as a young adult, where she continued to explore the high country and ultimately discovered climbing. In 1992, she was the first Canadian woman to become recognized as an internationally certified mountain guide. Since then, she has enjoyed a busy career in a field largely dominated by men. She has guided on four continents, instructed and mentored apprentice guides, and kept her clients safe in the mountains. Ascend, Pioneers! tells the story of Diny’s historic rise to the top of her field, as well as the perilous challenges she has overcome on and off the mountains. The film celebrates the inspirational perspective her experience has given.


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