Mountain: Life at the Extreme (2017)

Director
Steve Greenwood; Alex Lanchester; Matthew Wright

Main cast
Douglas Henshall

Genres
Documentary

Description
A landmark 3-part series from the BBC's Natural History Unit revealing the extraordinary animals and remarkable people who make a home in the iconic mountain ranges of the world. There is one episode each on the Himalaya, Rockies and Andes.


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