1988, 48 Minutes
The Loneliest Mountain is an enthralling account of the courage and triumph of special individuals who embarked on an epic journey to Antarctica, “the last wilderness on earth”.
In 1988 a party of six Australian mountaineers set sail for Antarctica. Their challenge - to reach and climb Mount Minto, the tallest mountain in the Admiralty Range, 150 kilometres deep in the icy interior.
Plagued by disasters that lost them weeks of time, threatened with being trapped in the frozen Ross Sea, but filming all the while, the six pushed on till they reached their goal. A blizzard prevented their first attempt at the climb, and with only one day’s food remaining, they tried again and succeeded. But then they had to get back to the ship...
A Film Australia Riverheart Co-Production. © 2011 National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.
Directors: Glenn Singleman, Chris Hilton
Cinematographer: Glenn Singleman
Composer: Scott Saunders
Photographer: Jonathan Chester
Featured People: Lyle Closs, Greg Mortimer, Lincoln Hall, Jonathan Chester, Glenn Singleman, Chris Hilton
Running Time: 48 Minutes
Curriculum Links: English NSW Stage 5: Aspects of environmental and social sustainability; Outdoor Education; PDHPE.