To Purchase this Title:
Fax an order form to
Submit an order form
via  email
Call 1.800.229.8575
  For more purchasing information, visit our Educational Sales Homepage

To sign up for the Non- Theatrical / Educational Newsletter, please send us your email address and you'll be added to our list.









Director- Erik Osterholm
Run Time - 26 minutes
Language - English
Format - DVD
Year - 2008
Genre - Documentary

Educational Interest- American Studies, Environmental Studies,
History (U.S.), Sports


Institutional DVD Price: $95


Intrepid Descent captures the classic wilderness experience of skiing Tuckerman Ravine, the legendary - and dangerous - birthplace of backcountry skiing. Nestled just below the summit of Mount Washington, the tallest peak in New England (and home to some of the most extreme weather on Earth), the Ravine, with its near-vertical slopes of rock, ice and snow, has been home to triumph and tragedy since the early 1920's. Today, it remains a mecca for skiers and adventurers from all over the world.


In addition to exploring Tuckerman's rich history, the filmmakers take us up the daunting climb to the top of the Ravine...and then over the lip, on an exhilarating, heart-stopping descent. Interviews with expert skiers, meteorologists, and rare historical footage provide a broad and dynamic view of Tuckerman's, where the classic man-against-nature story has been - and will undoubtedly continue to be - repeated for generations. Intrepid Descent pays homage both to the mountain and to the individuals who dare to test themselves on its treacherous slopes.


{Official Selection- Stowe Mountain Film Festival}


"Suspense and danger so immediate I felt as if I were on the mountain myself!"
-George Gage, Co-Director, Fire on the Mountain & American Outrage

"Entertaining and informative...the film has heart; charming in a way ski-films aren't anymore."
-Beth Gage, Co-Director, Fire on the Mountain & American Outrage