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This Mountain Life (2018)

Few venture into true mountain wilderness. A riveting portrait of human passion set high in the peaks of British Columbia, Canada.


Grant Baldwin
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Complete credited cast:
Simon Beck Simon Beck ... Self
Martina Halik Martina Halik ... Self
Tania Halik Tania Halik ... Self
Barry Blanchard Barry Blanchard ... Self
Janina Kuzma Janina Kuzma ... Self
Ian Bezubiak Ian Bezubiak ... Self
Todd Weselake Todd Weselake ... Self
Marie Tersidis Marie Tersidis ... Self (as Sister Marie Tersidis)
Claire Rolf Claire Rolf ... Self (as Sister Claire Rolf)
Elizabeth Marie Elizabeth Marie ... Self (as Sister Elizabeth Marie)
Bernhard Thor Bernhard Thor ... Self
Mary Thor Mary Thor ... Self


Martina Halik and her 60 year-old mother Tania embark on a six-month ski trek through the treacherous Coast Mountains of British Columbia, Canada. This journey has only been completed once before, and never by a female duo. Their adventure is interspersed with beautifully crafted portraits of high-altitude human endurance and passion-an avalanche survivor, a snowshoe artist, a snowbound convent-that are by turns captivating and inspiring. Woven between their arduous and uplifting story are vignettes of others who have chosen a mountain life: a group of nuns inhabiting a mountain retreat to be closer to God; a photographer is buried in an avalanche; an impassioned alpinist; a focused snow artist; a couple who has been living off grid in the mountains for nearly 50 years. What is it that leads these adventurous people to sacrifice everything - comfort, family, personal safety - for a life in the mountains?

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Great movie.
28 April 2019 | by beachyrjSee all my reviews

This movie is majestic. Especially if you watch it next to Kevin Yangas!!!

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11 January 2019 (Canada) See more »

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