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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 a 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 memoir Mountains of the Mind, and a classical score from the Australian Chamber Orchestra accompanies this majestic cinematic experience.

"An exhilarating vision of many of the world's highest - and most gorgeously photogenic - peaks, and the intrepid sorts who set out to conquer them."

Walter V. Addiego, San Francisco Chronicle

"much of Mountain is a bit of a bliss-out, a chance to contemplate the planet's most remote and dangerous places and our relationship to them."

Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice

"A unique portrait of mankind's enduring fascination with the world's most formidable summits."

Michael Rechtshaffen, Los Angeles Times