The Magic Mountain

2005 Banff Mountain Film Festival: Won: People’s Choice Award

This exhilarating film tells the offbeat story of educator Cynthia Hunt, who founded HEALTH (Health,
Environment and Literacy in the Himalayas) in Jammu & Kashmir’s remotest region, the high plateau
of Ladakh. Her concerted efforts to empower illiterate mountain women take viewers on an inspiring
journey through the wild region, including a hike over 5000-metre (16,000-foot) passes and deep river
gorges frozen in ice.