Tragic Mountain Climbing Doc 'The Last Mountain' Official Trailer
by Alex Billington
February 8, 2022
"You can't conquer the mountain." DocBusters has unveiled an official US trailer for another new mountain climbing doc called The Lost Mountain, from filmmaker Chris Terrill. This is arriving on VOD to watch in the US starting in March, if anyone wants to give this a look. The film tells the unforgettable story of the 30-year-old climber Tom Ballard who disappeared on the so-called killer mountain, Nanga Parbat, in 2019. Ballard was a British rock climber, alpinist and the son of mountaineer Alison Hargreaves, who perished on K2 in 1995. Mother & son, two of the greatest climbers of all time, died at almost the same age, in the same mountain range, both doing what they loved best. They now lie forever encased in the ice of the Himalayas. Left behind to cope with the enduring tragedy are his sister, Kate, and their father, Jim. The Last Mountain is a heart-breaking yet uplifting story about one of the world’s best climbing families, and their boundless passion. Filmed over 25 years with intimate access and breathtaking archive footage, this is a must-see doc film that will tell the story of mountains and mountaineers as never before. Oh yeah looks excellent. I'm in.
Here's the official trailer (+ poster) for Chris Terrill's doc The Last Mountain, direct from YouTube:
In 2019 record-breaking British climber Tom Ballard disappeared on one of the Himalayas' most deadly mountains, Nanga Parbat. 25 years earlier and just 100 miles away, his mother Alison Hargreaves, one of the greatest ever female mountaineers, perished on K2. The Last Mountain follows Tom’s sister, Kate, on a trip to Nanga Parbat to say goodbye to her brother. Combining intimate family archive shot over 25 years with Tom's own extraordinary footage taken up until just days before his death, the documentary tells the incredible and emotional story of a family who lived – and were prepared to die for – the love of scaling the icy heights of the world’s highest peaks. The Last Mountain is directed by the British doc producer / cinematographer / filmmaker Chris Terrill, director of the other doc Royal Marine WAGs & The Great Yomp previously, plus lots of TV docs. This first premiered on TV in the UK last fall. DocBusters will debut The Last Mountain direct-to-VOD starting March 14th, 2022. For more details visit the film's official site.
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