Expedition climber, landscape artist and filmmaker.
His cutting edge big-wall first ascents, mountain murals and films realized as part of The North Face athlete team have brought him around the globe from the high Himalaya, the jungles of Borneo and deserts of Africa. With the advent of next generation lightweight satellite, solar and DSLR camera technology Renan has pushed the art of filmmaking in extreme locations.
His video 'dispatches' produced during expeditions bring the adventure to a world-wide online audience in near real-time. They have been a key story-telling component for clients including The North Face, National Geographic and Outside Magazine. Through top mountain film festival awards and on-line viral recognition, Renan's cinematography and visual story-telling style has emerged as one of the leaders in the outdoor industry.
Most recently he co-founded Camp 4 Collective, an adventure sports based production company which continues to push the boundaries of expedition story-telling.