Newfoundland, our rugged east coast island, is a remote place that brings to mind storms, fishing, music, and a more traditional way of life. Vast and powerful, it has the unique geography of alpine conditions placed at sea level.
Will Gadd, well known Canadian climber and Arc'teryx adventurer, had a vision to climb Newfoundland's sea stacks, those iconic pillars of rock that characterize the island's coastline. Captured in a film by Alias Cinema, Will and climbing partner Sarah Hueniken, make forays onto three stacks, each of which poses logistical challenges as well as some hazardous climbing conditions.
For Gadd, "The best forms of climbing are the most beautiful and unlikely. There is a tremendous amount of vitality and history in Newfoundland. In many ways, it is the soul of Canada". The result is the fulfillment of finding a path through the unknown, taking an idea and working through a way to make it happen. Sea Stacks presents a new vision of Canadian rock climbing.