Streaming video - 2017
Only three centuries ago, setting out to climb a mountain would have been considered close to lunacy. Mountains were places of peril, not beauty, an upper world to be shunned, not sought out. Why do mountains now hold us spellbound, drawing us into their dominion, often at the cost of our lives? From Tibet to Australia, Alaska to Norway armed with drones, Go-Pros and helicopters, director Jennifer Peedom has fashioned an astonishing symphony of mountaineers, ice climbers, free soloists, heliskiers, snowboarders, wingsuiters and parachuting mountain bikers. Willem Dafoe provides a narration sampled from British mountaineer Robert Macfarlane’s acclaimed memoir *Mountains of the Mind*, and a classical score from the Australian Chamber Orches...tra accompanies this majestic cinematic experience. "*A visual and musical spectacle that showcases the majesty of nature and man's helplessness to it.*" - Gayle MacDonald, ***Globe and Mail***
- Documentary films
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- 1 online resource (streaming video file) (74 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
- Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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