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Changabang: Return to the Shining Mountain

In 1976, British alpinists Peter Boardman & Joe Tasker made the first ascent of the West Wall of Changabang, for the next four decades the route gained legendary status as climbers from around the world would come to attempt to successfully repeat this route.
In 2022, 3 climbers from the New Zealand Alpine Team would try their luck on this infamous climb. Will they succeed?

  • Nick Kowalski
  • Nick Kowalski
  • Daniel Joll
    Key Cast
  • Kim Ladiges
    Key Cast
  • Matt Scholes
    Key Cast
  • Chris Bonington
    Key Cast
  • John Porter
    Key Cast
  • Teresa Tasker
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Genres:
    Mountaineering, sport
  • Runtime:
    20 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 1, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
    New Zealand
  • Country of Filming:
    India, New Zealand, United Kingdom
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  • Student Project:
  • New Zealand Mountain Film Festival
    New Zealand
    June 24, 2023
    World Premiere
    Best NZ Made Film
Director Biography - Nick Kowalski

Nick Kowalski is a director and cinematographer based in Ōtautahi Christchurch, New Zealand.
Although Nick works on anything that involves visual storytelling, he is perhaps best known for his documentary work covering mountain athletes pushing the limits which has seen him work extensively with the New Zealand Alpine Team.

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