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?

Mountain is a cinematic and musical collaboration between acclaimed director Jennifer Peedom (Sherpa) and the Australian Chamber Orchestra (ACO), one of the greatest chamber orchestras in the world.

It’s narrated by actor Willem Dafoe and had its world premiere in the Sydney Opera House. It features clips from many great climbs, from Yosemite to Alaska to the Alps and Himalayas and includes many recognizable climbers.

Shot by the world’s best adventure cinematographers and written by best-selling author Robert Macfarlane, this feature documentary will explore the troubled and triumphant history of our timeless fascination with mountains.


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