Mighty. Rugged. Magnificent.
Mountains tower above the plains and dominate the skyline. Critical to life – they fill our rivers, sway the weather, and provide sanctuary to incredibly diverse wildlife. They are as beautiful as they are dangerous – and for a brave few, they are the source of incredible adventure.
Follow Australian Olympic gold medalist Torah Bright, as she journeys through the great American Cordillera, the world’s longest chain of mountain ranges extending from Antarctica all the way to Alaska. Along the journey, Torah will encounter world-class snow athletes, scientists and environmentalists who all seek a deeper understanding of the mountains that inspire them.
From glaciated valleys to icy tundras, we’ll venture through the mountain’s most awe-inspiring vistas. We’ll discover the crucial role mountains play in our ecosystem and every day life, while witnessing the most spectacular snowboard action ever brought to the giant screen!
Breakthrough advancements in technology are enabling never before possible scientific experimentation. These fascinating machines, such as the $13 billion Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland, provide an unprecedented pathway to answers surrounding the nature of our universe. Thousands of scientists, with a diversity of backgrounds and expertise, journey from all over the world to labs like CERN (the host of the LHC) and Fermilab (new host of ICARUS and the highly-anticipated DUNE project)- now with a real hope of unlocking the secrets that have long eluded us. Dark matter, antimatter, extra dimensions, and more, join them as they push the boundaries of the possible, on the cusp of turning science fiction into science fact.