In February, 2012, The North Face athletes Izzy Lynch, Leah Evans, and Mike Hopkins traveled to Kyrgyzstan to explore the Tien Shan Mountains and shoot the short film Jalpak Tash: A Kyrgyzstan Epic. Situated in post Soviet Central Asia, the crew set up basecamp in a yurt, ski-toured, bagged a few first descents, and discovered a part of the world they knew little about.

Check back tomorrow for an interview with Mike Hopkins, Leah Evans, and Izzy Lynch about their trip. Jalpak Tash: A Kyrgyzstan Epic will premiere online here on Wednesday.