PearlJamOnline reports that Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder has written instrumental music for the new documentary Return to Mount Kennedy, which will be presented at Telluride Mountainfilm on May 25th. Eddie Vedder appears in the documentary trailer along with former Mudhoney bassist Matt Lukin.
Return to Mount Kennedy documents the mission of the sons of two men — Jim Whittaker , the first American to reach the summit of Mount Everest, and the late Senator Robert F. Kennedy — to replicate their fathers’ 1965 ascent of Mount Kennedy. The Canadian mountain was named after RFK’s brother, President John F. Kennedy .
Telluride Mountainfilm has announced in a press release that on May 25th, 2018 it will host the world premiere of Return to Mount KENNEDY – an 80-minute documentary film that follows the sons of Senator Robert F. KENNEDY and mountaineering icon Jim Whittaker as they embark on an expedition fifty years after their fathers’ historic first ascent of the remote mountain. Directed by Eric Becker, this compelling, intimate story artfully weaves past and present into a narrative that spans generations.
What I initially thought would be a short film about our expedition turned into the biggest project I’ve ever undertaken. After four years of work it’s really satisfying to be able to premier it in front of the Mountainfilm community. – Eric Becker< The documentary features original music by Eddie Vedder, never-before-seen archival footage, and includes interviews with Sub Pop records co-founder Bruce Pavitt, mountain guide Dave Hahn, and members of the original climbing team.