Our backyard is bigger than you think. 75% of B.C. is composed of mountain terrain that almost nobody will ever see. Living amongst us is a special breed of people. They are undefined by age, gender, profession and background; the draw of the mountains is so strong that their lives must revolve around it. After months of preparation, Martina and her 60 year-old mother, Tania embark on a 6 month, 2300 km. trek from Squamish B.C. through a relentless winter mountain wilderness to Alaska. And we meet others who share a passion for mountain life: a group of nuns inhabiting a mountain retreat; a photographer who is buried in an avalanche; an impassioned alpinist; a couple who has been living off grid for nearly 50 years; a focused snow artist. Shot in cinematic detail by filmmaker Grant Baldwin ("Just Eat It"; The Clean Bin Project") and with a GoPro (charged by a solar panel) by Martina and Tania, this film is a reminder of the scope of the natural world that we often take for granted or even ignore. We can understand why it is that First Nations people consider mountains to be alive and sacred.
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