Synopsis: An adventure, an investigation, a quest ? Matthieu, mountain leader, continues his trekking experience with the Via Alpina, an 8 countries-crossing of the Alps from Trieste to Monaco. One thing in mind : What influence does hiking in the mountains have on us ? Between Matthieu’s personal journey and the testimonials of hikers met on the way, a whole new world is unveiled. Far from being just an outdoor activity in a dream-like scenery, trekking becomes an awareness tool driving us to rethink our way of living.
Mountain leader based near Grenoble (France), Matthieu sees the mountain environment as a space for introspection and reflection. In particular, he is interested in hiking and non-motorised type of travelling. With his hiking agency Slow Rando, he challenged himself to assist newbies in undertaking their own adventures in mountains, experiences thought to find (again) oneself and live in serenity. Via Alpina – Beyond the trail is the first movie he directed.