Mt. RAINIER Summit Bid – Memoir + Documentary

We are pumped to release our 19 minute documentary and 80 page Journal from this summer’s summit bid of Mt. Rainier. Our goal was to raise money for the families of fallen park rangers Margaret Anderson and Nick Hall.

Please click the expand button bellow to view the Journal below.





January 1, 2012: A gunman drove into Mount Rainier National Park and murdered an on-duty law enforcement ranger. Margaret Anderson leaves behind a husband and 2 young children.

June 21st, 2012: Climbing Ranger Nick Hall accidentally fell to his death while performing an on-mountain rescue of 4 injured climbers near the summit of Mount Rainier.

August 13, 2012: A group of 5 entrepreneurs, creatives and adventure-enthusiasts set out to summit Mount Rainier to raise funds for Margaret’s husband and two children, and for Nick Hall’s family. For 4 of the climbers, Ryan, Paul, Bradley and Jeff, this was their “first ascent”.

Michael Rowley, Founder of 14,4 Foundation, has built his foundation on a passion for helping those whom have been injured in the outdoors, or families who have lost loved ones to the outdoors. This climb marks the first fundraising effort by 14,4 Foundation to help a family who lost a loved one in the line-of-duty.



Michael Rowley – Founder – 14,4 Foundation –

Ryan Frederick – Founder – Crux Watches –

Paul Blackmon

Brad Castaneda – Creative Director – TwentyFiveThree –

Jeff Marsh – Owner/ Director – 5 Mile Films –


Directed by Jeff Marsh –
Produced by Fourteen Four Foundation –
Filmed by Bradley Castaneda and Jeff Marsh
Edited by Bradley Castaneda –
Editing and Coloring by Jeff Marsh

Edited in FCPX
Colored in LR4 using VSCO Film presets –


GEAR provided by Borrow Lenses –

Canon 5d Mark 3
Canon 5d Mark 2
Canon 7d
Canon 5d
iPhone 4s
Canon 16-35mm 2.8 L lens
Canon 35mm 1.4 L lens
Canon 24mm 1.4 mark 2 L lens
Canon 24mm 1.4 mark 1 L lens
Rode Video Mic Pro



Visual Supply Co –

Apple Physical Therapy –

Rhino Camera Gear –

Borrow Lenses –

Die Cut Stickers –

Makin Music –

Outdoor Research –

Crux Watches –

5 Mile Films –

Bradley Castaneda –


Arc’teryx –

Whittaker Mountaineering –

Petzl –



Making donations is simple. Just navigate to and enter the amount of money you would like to donate. The donations are tax-deductible and receipts are available upon request. Feel free to email us if you have any questions.

All proceeds are given to the memorial funds set up by the families of Margaret and Nick.

All donations will be processed through the 14,4 Foundation 501(c)3 account.



  1. Wow. Inspiring. Thank you for sharing your adventure with those of us who are not able to embark on such journeys, and for doing it for a cause. A very compelling and beautiful video, story, and cause. God bless you gentlemen.

  2. Adam Mason wrote:

    Great job man! Everything looks incredible and makes me want to move to Seattle even more.

  3. Jason Mize wrote:

    Jeff, bro, I don’t even know what to say… I’m not an outdoorsman, probably because i live in FL, but I truly admire what you and your friends have done! Truly remarkable! And for the footage, so inspiring!!! It makes me want to shoot so much more than weddings! I commend you guys, and super proud for this selfless act to help these other two peoples families! Job well done fellas!

  4. Denise Hicks wrote:

    Jeff and buddies,
    Having grown up seeing Mt. Rainier most every day,and now living landlocked in the desert, this entire endeavor fed my soul. Not only the gorgeous environment, but the extraordinary reason for the climb. As a mother, I grieve for those left behind in both families…there are no words…only prayers for peace, comfort, and joy in the morning. The majesty of God’s pure creation is bigger…than anything that tries to tear it down. I am proud and in awe that you young men allowed your hearts to find a way to honor these families. Your example will bless everyone that watches and encourage them to create their own ways to help others. May your cups be filled to overflow as you continue your journeys. And may God bless everyone touched by the tragedies and the gift of your efforts. Thanks guys, Denise Hicks, AKA Jeff’s Aunt Denise in Idaho. 12/12/12…amazing!