This package includes both documentaries from La Ultra - The High ultra marathon in Leh, India. It includes, The High: Making the Toughest Race on Earth & Ultra High: Running at 18,000 Feet. In addition it comes with the behind-the-scenes documentary, The Making of The High on filmmaker Barry Walton's challenges creating and shooting both projects over a 2 year period in the Himalayas of Northern India. In addition, there are additional scenes and interviews that can only be seen in this extras package.
In this package you will received:
1 copy of The High: Making the Toughest Race on Earth (75 - Minutes)
1 copy of Making The High Documentary (30 - minutes)
6 extra features totaling an additional 18-minutes of bonus and deleted scenes that profile the special and unique runners and journalists and their stories from The High.
With this purchase you will receive 1 full length copy of The High: Making the Toughest Race on Earth.
In 2010, a group of extreme runners brought together by an adventure-obsessed race director mutually volunteer in a running experiment over the two highest passes in the world. Joined by a wily war journalist from The Christian Science Monitor. The five find themselves in a mix of unforeseen oversights that would leave not only the race in jeopardy, but also their very lives.
The story opens with race director Rajat Chauhan and the telling of a whimsical weekend run in high altitude that gave birth to the experiment. A doctor out of New Delhi, Rajat’s failed dreams to be a professional runner in youth have driven his obsession for this new outlet. Connecting through Facebook and emails to extreme-running groups around the world. Rajat finds twenty-seven interested candidates, but only three would end up at the starting line. The first, Molly Sheridan, an experienced ultra-marathon runner from the USA joined the team from the word go. Sharing her excitement for the experimental expedition with companion and anti-aging scientist Bill Andrews. The two are soul mates on an ultra-running mission and set off to India with racing excitement and ceremonious high-altitude plans for the future. The third and final member, Mark Cockbain joined from the UK and brought a strong ultra history of completing many the hardest foot races in the world. Upon arrival, the starting gun fires and the three set out on a journey full of treacherous challenges and life changing events.
Joining the race on day 2 is the lone journalist for the event Ben Arnoldy. While living in New Delhi, Ben had been covering the war in Afghanistan for The Christian Science Monitor. Looking to for a break from the sad tragedies of war, he excitedly went to the Ladakh region in hopes to cover a new story of humans accomplishing new feats. Showing up on day two of the race he discovers the unfolding of a running experiment gone wrong. Working to uncover the events of the previous day he learns of wedding ceremonies at 18,000 feet, runners down from dehydration, and hospital visits that ring of fatality. Spending his time on the course collecting the fragments of Rajat’s collapsing dream. He talks in detail of his experience and insights until he himself would come up lost and missing from the course before its end.
With the race and the dream, hanging in the balance of finish-line-obsession. One question remains to be answered, will there be a finisher or will this race finish them all? In the answer rests the reason that it’s called the toughest race on earth.
Ultra High & The High are now both available on Vimeo On Demand! Be sure to watch your favorite running film... https://t.co/0xN93bMgnG
Ultra High: Running at 18,000 Feet is now viewable on Amazon Prime. Check out the link below and spread the word. https://t.co/fD5QYEvY7D
Ultra High: Running at 18,000 Feet is now viewable on Amazon Prime. Check out the link below and spread the word. https://t.co/jMvOuIuWcA
@run_fest very keen see @high_ultra screen in your fest!
RT @run_fest: @high_ultra We would like to have your piece for our 2017 series across Australia and Asia. #keen?
@run_fest yes email me: Waltonbarry@gmail.com
RT @high_ultra: High: Running at 18,000 Feet featured at Buenos Aires Running Film Festival (11/5-6). More: https://t.co/5a1AyZJuoj https:/…
Happy to be screening in 2 festivals in 2016! https://t.co/myE0OrMT1v https://t.co/pJH1qMM5yH
Proud to be screening in two festivals this year and looking to see a few more before it's over. Learn more about... https://t.co/WuC98DdkUK
Happy to see Ultra High: Running at 18,000 Feet featured among these great running films at the Buenos Aires... https://t.co/lxWiTb1qjW
5 years of work, 2 trips to the Himalayas, 222km of road and 1 amazing race. View the making of here and the... https://t.co/KTH2Wn2D3A
Pretty amazing run here. Now try it x2 at 18000 feet. La Ultra - The High https://t.co/bz0Zz0izCK
Good luck Michael Aish! https://t.co/hCwc7uTG4V
Great running commercial... https://t.co/7g5BvTiPRK
UK athletes great opportunity to catch Ultra High & The High ultra documentaries. Lisa Tamati Endurance Athlete,... https://t.co/C9cJPFq42k
Dr. Bangt Kayser on running at High Altitude (part 2). La Ultra - The High https://t.co/ShOkG6OM33
Great race and great athletes. More info: https://t.co/RPxgomadGY https://t.co/zrzaVPSkkO