Nova: Mountain of Ice

Nova: Mountain of Ice

Director: Liesl Clark Cast: Liev Schreiber

DVD (Letterbox)


In this episode of NOVA, Conrad Anker leads an expedition to climb the highest mountain peak in Antarctica: Vinson Massif. Anker was joined by author Jon Krakauer, guide Dave Hahn, glaciologist Dan Stone, extreme skier Andrew McLean, NOVA producer Liesl Clark, and a three-person camera crew. This eight-person team survived through powerful winds and extreme temperatures to capture high-definition footage of this mostly unexplored area of Antarctica. Their successful journey in 2001 is compared with other historical attempts to scale the mountain. Mountain of Ice was originally broadcast on PBS February 11, 2003.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/12/2006
UPC: 0783421367593
Original Release: 2003
Rating: NR
Source: Wgbh
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Letterbox]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 0:56:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Printable materials for educators; Access to the NOVA web site; Scene selection; Closed captions; Described video for the visually impaired

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- NOVA: Mountain of Ice
1. Introduction [1:53]
2. The Short History of Antarctic Exploration [9:04]
3. Digging Into the Past [16:25]
4. The Headwall [14:43]
5. The Summit of Vinson Massif [11:51]

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