Click to view the first official announcement video launched in January, 2013:
In August of 2012, Director Blake Cortright summited Mount Marcy (New York's tallest peak) for the first time. The view from the mountaintop captivated his imagination, inspiring him to create a film about the Adirondack High Peaks. In October of that year, Blake received a letter of interest from Mountain Lake PBS in Plattsburgh, NY and the team at Arche Productions began preparations to launch a fund raiser on Kickstarter in the months that followed.
In January 2013, the team launched their Kickstarter campaign to raise over $12,000 in 35 days and in February they met their goal. Principle photography began in March of 2013 on Cascade and Porter, and the final shots of the film were captured from a helicopter in September of 2014.
The film tells the story of the High Peaks and the men and women who hike them.