Venture into a winter wilderness with Martina and her 60-year-old mother.
The awe that mountainous landscapes evoke is universal, yet few people ever venture into true wilderness. Living amongst us is a special breed of people, undefined by age, gender, profession or background. For them, the draw of the mountains is so strong that their lives must revolve around it. This Mountain Life is a documentary portrait of a handful of mountain men and women who choose to breathe the thin, pure air of adventure and isolation, featuring Fernie locals Martina Halik and Todd Weselake.
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After months of preparation, Martina and her 60 year-old mother Tania embark on a 6 month, 2300km journey from Squamish, BC to Alaska through a relentless mountain wilderness. There are others who share a passion for the 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 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? Shot in cinematic detail, This Mountain Life is a riveting portrait of human passion set high in the peaks of British Columbia, Canada.