“I feel like as human we’re made for adventure, for discovery, for new things. And as we walk in all this, we discover more about ourselves and who we are.”

While exploring new mountain spots, Mathieu Le Lay makes a portrait of the Australian filmmaker Benjamin Dowie inspired by the mountain environment. The two filmmakers hiked 4 peaks in a week. Amongst those peaks, there was the massive Mont Buet standing at 3096 meters in front of the Mont-Blanc mountain range. To reach this peak, they climbed up to 2225 meters during 7 exhausting hours. They set up their camp on top of the mountain during a fresh night to wake up with one of the most outstanding mountain view they had ever seen.
The film aims to share the deep feelings one can experiment hiking up in the mountain, highlighting those moments when you walk the dizzy ridge before reaching the summit, your final destination.


 

Production: Mathieu Le Lay Productions
Year: 2015
Featuring: Benjamin Dowie
Music: Heinali by Oleg Shupdeiko

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