If landscapes are a language, a way of understanding a country, then mountains are exclamation points. And Kilimanjaro is as bold a mark as exists anywhere on earth. It rises in solitary majesty from the savannah of East Africa through rainforest, heath, and alpine desert to the white snows, mists and clouds it helps to manufacture in its soaring height. It was a natural choice for the IMAX savvy eye of climber and filmmaker David Breashears.
He’s best known for his work and heroism on Mount Everest, documenting the danger and the drama of the world’s tallest peak, but he specifically chose friendlier Kilimanjaro for his new film, for the unique challenges of Africa’s great mountain, and for its kaleidoscope of climates and vistas.
Filmmaker David Breashears
Audrey Salkeld, author of companion book, “Kilimanjaro: To the Roof of the World”