A Life Ascending

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By Stephen Grynberg
Category Film Reviewed byEd Douglas
Date Sunday, 27 February 2011
Rating Rating 4 out of 5

A beautifully shot and moving flm about the lives of mountain guide Ruedi Beglinger and his family in British Columbia's Selkirks, and the fateful day in 2003 when seven people died on a ski trip he was leading.

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The Great Tradition

Posted by Ed Douglas at 3.00 PM

  These things build slowly. There’s no immediate recognition that this particular fragment of your life is forming itself so perfectly. You just start out acknowledging the weather is good, that you feel strong and happy and that the day’s challenge matches something inside you that feels important. Things grow from there into something unexpected and welcome, like a ptarmigan scuttling around underfoot or an unexpected breeze as you sweat uphill. Hours later, you realise that you’re in the middle of something ...
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