The awe that mountainous landscapes evoke is universal, yet few of us ever venture into the true wilderness. Living amongst us is a special breed of people. They are undefined by age, gender, profession or background, but for them, the draw of mountains is so strong that their lives must revolve around it.
Martina and her 60-year-old mother Tania embark on a 6 month, 2300km journey to Alaska through a relentless mountain wilderness; a group of nuns inhabit a mountain retreat to be closer to God; a photographer buried in an avalanche; an impassioned alpinist; a focused snow artist; a couple who has been living off-grid in the mountains for nearly 50 years. What is it that leads these adventurous people to sacrifice everything – comfort, family, personal safety – for a life in the mountains? Shot in cinematic detail, This Mountain Life is a riveting portrait of human passion set high in the peaks of British Columbia, Canada.