‘Who’s On Top?’: Queer Climbers Summit Mt. Hood

“Who’s On Top?” tells the story of four queer-identifying climbers and their personal and collective mission to summit Mt. Hood.

“I want to climb Mt. Hood because I want to be a part of a team of queer climbers,” Taylor Feldman said.

The start of the “Who’s On Top?” film is pretty direct — here’s who the climbers are. And here’s their goal. Why? For some, they’ve never felt a sense of belonging; for some, never a sense of acceptance; and for some, never the thrill of adventure.

For all, it’s a chance to be out, be supported, and have epic fun training, hiking, and climbing a mountain. They’re here, they’re queer, and they’re ready to share their summit story.

Oh! And, not to mention, but gay icon George Takei takes on the narration of this soul-searching adventure.

Run Time: 1 hour 16 minutes

The moving released on May 18 and is available on YouTube now. Directed by Devin Fei-Fan Tau and narrated by George Takei. 

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Mary Murphy

Mary Murphy is the Managing Editor of GearJunkie and serves as the leader of Lola Digital Media’s DEI Committee.

She has been writing about hiking, running, climbing, camping, skiing, and more for seven years, and has been on staff at GearJunkie since 2019. Prior to that, Mary wrote for 5280 Magazine in Denver while working as an outdoor instructor teaching climbing, kayaking, paddleboarding, and mountain biking at Avid4Adventure. Based in Denver, Colorado, Murphy is an avid hiker, runner, backpacker, skier, yogi, and pack-paddleboarder.

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