Becoming a Guide

2021 • 86 minutes
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About this movie

Bianca and Finn are two young mountain enthusiasts, seeking out thrilling careers as mountain guides. The two aspirants embark on a lengthy training program to learn these skills, but qualifying as a mountain guide is no walk in the park – huge physical and emotional demands are placed on the pair, as they gather the skills they need to guide others through the mountains. Meanwhile, Italian guide and alpinist Hanspeter Eisendle, and Chamonix based Scottish guide Neil Brodie, recount the rich history of mountain guiding. Looking to the future, this documentary, also questions what effects climate change will have on all mountain dwellers, let alone those who work in them.

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