Extreme Rigging for Expeditions and the Film Industry

ONE AXE Extreme is a bespoke extreme expedition and rope rigging company. We offer world first stunts and high angle technical rope rigging in extreme and remote venues for expeditions and the film and media event industry. Lead by Frederick Schuett, our team runs a variety of climbing, rigging and expedition related services, including urban and wilderness ziplines, rappelling, rock climbing, caving, ice climbing, mountaineering, rigging for stunts, rope rescue, as well as expedition logistics and risk management. ONE AXE Extreme has worked at lava lakes, guided high altitude mountains and put a man in the bottom of a flaming gas crater.

ONE AXE Extreme has been behind many global expeditions, stunts for the film industry and world records. Past projects include: the first traverse over an active lava lake at Erta Ale volcano in Ethiopia with Brazilian celebrity Karina Oliani; George Kourounis’ descent into Darvaza (the Gateway to Hell) in Turkmenistan with National Geographic; the first zipline descent to Benbow volcano’s lava lake in Vanuatu with Ultimate Volcano Expeditions; professional climber, Kevin Jorgeson’s media stunts climbing buildings around the world for Visit California and Sir Richard Branson’s urban zipline media stunt to launch Virgin Mobile.

Past Projects

Volcanos – Mountains – Deserts – Jungles – Polar – Stunt Rigging – Film Rigging – Rigging for Special Events

“Wonderful job yesterday with Sir Richard Branson – so happy we called you many months ago!!! Again, please send a thank you to your team – professional, knowledgeable, and made us feel completely safe at each turn!!! Be proud!”

Laura Fischer, Segal Communications (Sir Richard Branson's urban zipline - downtown Toronto)

“Your company and activities are the best I’ve ever seen and I’ve filmed all over the world. It’s a real honour to be working with you, so thank you very much.”

Louise McGregor, Emmy Award Winning Producer

 “I have worked with Fred Schuett and One Axe on two separate occasions, for the implementation and filming of adventure television series. Without fail, we have been presented with expertise and professionalism, and diligence with regards to everyone’s safety. Within these parameters, Fred has been very helpful in crafting events that met our requirements, creatively and logistically (not to mention that he’s good on camera too!).”

Monique Douek, TV Producer/Director

“I expected this Mountaineering trip to be incredible but got a lot more than I bargained for.  With the many surprises along the way there could have been alternate outcomes but your organization, experience, expertise, and most of all, positive attitude, made this adventure an even greater success. It was a real pleasure taking this journey with you.  I hope to continue using what I’ve learned and look forward to more training in the future. My outdoor adventures will never be quite the same after this. One Axe is a name I’ll often be talking about.  P.S. It’s hard getting used to looking UP at the clouds again.”

Jesse Bond, Actor (Private Mountaineering Expedition)

“Frederick was one of the key team members on one of my most ambitious expeditions. He was my main rope rigger/safety chief on a National Geographic funded expedition to search for extremophile bacteria at the bottom of the Darvaza flaming gas crater in Turkmenistan. The pit, dubbed the “Doorway to Hell” by the locals has been burning for over 45 years. As expedition leader, I had to assemble a team of people that I could trust with my life. Frederick designed and implemented the complicated rope system that allowed me to become the first person to ever set foot at the bottom of the fiery crater. This unprecedented feat could not have been possible without his expertise, experience, knowledge and talent. The expedition was also filmed by National Geographic television, in which Frederick was featured throughout.   His background in helping film productions, coupled with his passion and ability as an adventure traveller, climber, and mountaineer make him a fantastic addition to any team that wants to document any intense outdoor endeavour. “

George Kourounis, Host of Angry Planet TV series & Regional Director - Explorers Club Canadian Chapter.

“I have worked with ONE AXE on many events over the years.  They are true professionals in every sense of the word.  Fred and his team have always been amazing collaborators when working on any event, providing advice and guidance to ensure that the vision we have for our event executions comes to life in a BIG way.  And mostly, instilling trust that everything will happen as planned and with absolute precision.  I highly recommend ONE AXE for any media event or stunt”

Kevin Wagman, Citizen Relations & Black Chalk Marketing

“I wanted to thank you for another great year. I have been working in the Stunt Industry for over 30 years now. It is always great to have you and any of your team on board when we are prepping and rigging for a shoot. You always bring a professional and uniquely creative approach to every situation . Your easy-going demeanor, attention to detail and safety, is second to none which makes my job exponentially easier. Always a pleasure to have you on board.”

Todd William Schroeder, Stunt Coordinator

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