“Sierra Odyssey,” a documentary that chronicles the inspiring journey of local photographer and mountaineer Orland Bartholomew, premieres at 3:30 p.m. Friday, February 9, at the Peter’s Education Center Auditorium, next to the Save Mart Center. Please RSVP here.
The film sheds light on Bartholomew's extraordinary feat – the first winter expedition of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in 1928-29. The monumental achievement in the annals of mountaineering is brought to life through this documentary, offering viewers a glimpse into the challenges and triumphs of this historic endeavor.
The documentary was written and directed by Professor Candace Egan, produced by Phil Bartholomew and edited by students in Fresno State’s MCJ Multimedia Production Service. The film celebrates the legacy of Orland Bartholomew while showcasing the talent, hard work and collaboration of Fresno State’s faculty, staff and students.