Reveals the extraordinary animals and memorable individuals who make a house on the long-lasting mountain ranges of the world.
Half 1: Rockies
The Rockies are the backbone of North America, an attractive wilderness of snow-capped peaks and hidden valleys. Cougars hunt in deserted ranches, wolverines search the deep snow for meals and grizzly bears hunt within the excessive mountain meadows. Daredevil wingsuit fliers leap from mile-high cliffs and Native American tribes compete in breakneck horse races. It’s also the vary of surprises, with tiny cannibal salamanders searching in mountain ponds and hummingbirds making huge migrations.
Half 2: Himalaya
The best mountain vary on earth is house to extraordinary animals and memorable historical cultures. Within the depths of winter, snow leopards creep into remoted mountain villages looking for meals. In hidden valleys, bizarre-looking monkeys huddle for heat in a frozen forest. Historical Buddhist monasteries have age-old rituals creating lovely artworks produced from mountain sand, and athletes compete within the gruelling Everest marathon. Unusual and unique creatures dwell within the Himalaya – the chiru, with the warmest wool on this planet, snakes bathing in sizzling springs and wild yak competing of their annual rut.
Half three: Andes
The Andes is the longest mountain vary on this planet and residential to astonishing hidden worlds, extraordinary animals and memorable folks. A feminine puma and her three cubs hunt within the mountains of the frozen south. Spectacled bears seek for water on scorched mountain forests, and the descendants of the Inca collect in an historical ceremony to construct a bridge produced from woven grass. Excessive within the cloud forest, a newly found shape-shifting frog baffles scientists with its superpowers, and within the Atacama desert – the driest place on this planet – unusual reptiles battle for entry to valuable water. That is the mountain vary of shock and marvel.