A lone climber, suspended hundreds of feet in the air, struggles to find the next finger hold, defining progress in inches. The dramatic visuals immerse us in a gripping contest of human determination versus the reality of gravity’s potent grip. Mountain Quest explores the precarious relationship of humanity’s quest to scale some of the world’s highest places, while also revealing the scientific and technological advances that have enabled us to conquer these peaks, exposing the heartbeat of the human soul. A tapestry of jaw-dropping action, combined with rich STEM content. For example, physics of the real world—how climbing is a tug-of-war between friction and gravity, while skiing involves the same battle of forces in reverse. Educational insights about the engineering of climbing gear and skis, and the aeronautical effects of a wingsuit, are seamlessly integrated with dramatic visuals and action. The film is narrated by Willem Dafoe

Length: 40:00

Film Details

  • Year Released: 2018
  • Date Released:

    June 18, 2018

  • Alternate Titles: formerly titled Cliffhangers
  • Status: In Distribution
  • 3D: Yes
  • Run Time: 31-50
  • Formats: 15/70, DCI-compliant Digital, IMAX Digital, IMAX Laser, Fulldome
  • Distributor:

    K2 Studios

  • Produced By:

    Stranger Than Fiction Films

  • Executive Producer:
  • Producer: Jennifer Peedom, Jo-Anne McGowan
  • Director:  Jennifer Peedom
  • Associate Producer: 
  • Writer:  Jennifer Peedom, Robert MacFarlane, Mose Richards
  • Cinematography: Renan Ozturk
  • Sound Editor: 

    David White

  • Visual Effects:
  • Music/Score:  Richard Tognetti
  • Editor: Christian Gazal, Scott Gray ASE
  • Narrator: Willem Dafoe
  • Other Credits:
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  • Adventure
  • Documentary
  • Human Biology
  • Physics
  • Sports
  • Technology



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