The Chamonix guides company is at the heart of the history of alpinism. Founded 200 years ago, It is the oldest and largest guides bureau in the world. 200 years of turning mountain dreams into reality.
For 200 years, Chamonix guides have been achieving and surpassing goals – bringing worldwide notoriety to their organisation. Successive challenges, development of ethics and significant technical progress have carved strong values into the rock. Solidarity, courage, the ability to adapt.
These values shape lives, above and beyond simply climbing mountains. The guides are at the heart of life in the mountains, being both actors and spectators of the changing landscape – witnessing the impact of the climate crisis, rising popularity, changes in access.
This film tells the story from the beginning of alpinism to the present day, with guides now facing their greatest challenge since the start of their profession – seeing their dreams crumble with the mountains themselves, due to the impact of severe climate change. In this story, we are all roped together.
Director: Pierre Cadot
After years of experience for other companies Pierre & Thomas decided to create Yucca Films 3 years ago.
Based in the Chamonix valley, they direct and film outdoor projects around the world.
They spend as much time in the mountains as possible – climbing, mountaineering and skiing.
Motivated by stories about mountain people, they try to create films that convey an authentic experience and capture moments from summits that would otherwise be lost.
They have worked with brands like Patagonia, Movement, Arc Teryx, Black Crows and with many Athletes like Aurélien Ducroz, Vivian Bruchez, Romain Desgranges, Bruno Compagnet.
They manage projects from story line development through to final distribution to TV and Festivals.
From short documentary, to long form films, they create content with poetry, respect for nature, with authentic views and surprising characters.
Their award winning films have been screened in festivals across the world (Montagne en scène, Kendal Mountain film Festival, Banff, Vimff…)