Documentary looking at the wildlife of the most stunning mountain range
in the world, home to snow leopards, Himalayan wolves and Tibetan bears.
leopards stalk their prey among the highest peaks. Concealed by
snowfall, the chase is watched by golden eagles circling above. On the
harsh plains of the Tibetan plateau live extraordinary bears and
square-faced foxes hunting small rodents to survive. In the alpine
forests, dancing pheasants have even influenced rival border guards in
their ritualistic displays. Valleys carved by glacial waters lead to
hillsides covered by paddy fields containing the lifeline to the East,
rice. In this world of extremes, the Himalayas reveal not only
snow-capped mountains and fascinating animals but also a vital lifeline
Narrated By: Sir David Attenborough
A theme of cooperation borne of necessity due to harsh conditions, runs through the film. -ed.