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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.


Documentary, Sports




French, English, Spanih

Run Time

55 minutes



Directed by

Matthieu Chambaud

Edited by

Jérémie Chenal


Shami Monany

Director's Bio

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.


Morocco Adventure Film Festival - Morocco - 2019

Audience Award (Film)

Memorial Maria Luisa 29 - Spain - 2019

Honorable Mention (Film)

Canada International Film Festival - Canada - 2019

Action Rising Star award (Film)

Mountain Film Festival - United States - 2019

Environmental feature award (Film)

Official selection

Festival International du Film Alpin des Diablerets FIFAD - Switzerland - 2019

Festival Internacipnal de Cine de Montana FICMUS - Argentina - 2018

Festival International du Film d'Aventure de la Rochelle - France - 2017

Bansko Mountain Film Fest - Bulgaria - 2018

International Festival of Mountain Film - Slovakia - 2018

Country of Origin

Slovenia, Austria, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, France, Monaco.

Production Year


Aspect Ratio

1.77:1 (16:9)

Sound Mix

Stereo LT/RT





Official Website


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