TOPPING OUT - Update #2


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Happy New Year! 2022 is going to be a blast for our little team. Without further ado, it's time for an update from the film crew of Topping Out! It isn't a long update, however we wanted to touch base since we haven't chatted in a while! 

We have 3 updates for you. Read on to see what's happening! 

(Psssst! If you missed our first update, you can read it here!) 

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Alexis and Ben 

1. The editing process has begun.

There are still interviews to conduct and other film to be captured, but post-production began the first week of January! 

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2. Check out our one minute teaser.

This is from the footage we shot in the summer. Sorry, no trips to Moscow with the data yet! Check it out by pressing the button below. And please share!

3. Here are a few BTS photos from our recent travels.  


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Vlad filming at the IFSC Paraclimbing World Championships in Moscow. 

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Team USA dinner, night one outside of the Red Square. 

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Interview with Team USA athlete Brian Zarzuela. 

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Filming at Climb Labs, Moscow. Doesn't that hold look super comfy? 

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Local Russian kids watching paraclimbers. 

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Corie Wimmer climbing outside at Malibu Creek State Park, CA. 

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Arriving in Moscow. (Alexis, Brian Zarzuela and Jake Sanchez.) 

Be sure to follow us on Instagram if you haven't already to see some more Behind-the-Scenes. 

That's it for now! Rest assured, there will be plenty of other updates in the future. In the meantime, please enjoy your holidays and be safe!


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With this in mind, please do not hesitate to send any suggestions or requests to for what you would like to see from this newsletter in the future. 

Thank you for your support, and we will be in touch soon!