Mount St. Elias

Gerald Salmina | 2009 | 100 min.

2011 Official Selection

Two Austrian ski alpinists, Axel Naglich and Peter Ressmann as well as the American freeski pro Jon Johnston, are facing the challenge of completing the longest ski descent ever – from the peak of Alaska’s Mount St. Elias down to Icey Bay at the Gulf of Alaska. The dimensions: a distance of 25 kilometers from the 18.008 ft high summit with a massive vertical relief up to 60° steepness. However, before this record decent can be started, the mountain has to be climbed without any technical device – an adventure with indefinable risk. Mount St. Elias is a movie that finally shows why it is the mountains which unite lethal danger and delirious happiness.