Kōrero ki ngā Maunga (The Language of the Mountains)

Wanaka Time
Wanaka 11:00 am
Wanaka Session
Session 5

(8 mins), Director Ellie Adams, NZ, world premiere. 

A poetic journey that explores the present and future for our winters at the bottom of the world, after the warmest, wettest winter since official records began in Aotearoa fifty years ago.

The gauntlet of a changing climate threatens the delicate equilibrium of the alpine environment, perhaps even the mountain giants themselves may wonder what lies in future. Biblical amounts of rain, cold snaps and hot weather provided a turbulent recipe in 2022, causing some of Treble Cone Ski Area’s most popular basins to be threatened by pernicious glide-slab avalanches for much of the ski season.