Dec 3, 2007
AFRICA HIGH & WILD
There they found a daunting range of mountain scapes - an unexpected, little known world of primeval forests, vast deserts, active volcanoes and virgin snowfields. They also found - in the heart of those extraordinary, often hostile realms people. Well beyond the reach of developers and promoters of mass tourism, many of the nomads, warriors and highlanders Wilby and Ciantar met continue to live in harmony with their environment. Their life-styles are substantially traditional, their culture and history alive.
With their expedition acting as a preparatory survey, Wilby, photojournalist and experienced adventurer, and Ciantar, a television cameraman, have joined with Beyond Productions to make a documentary series about their adventure. Their story is not about the physical achievement of their trek, great as it is. Moreover, it is an adventure story where the journey - the people, places and experience shared - becomes tantamount to the mountaineering feats fulfilled. The series will comprise three by one commercial hour documentaries that take us to the best of Africa's high, inaccessible locations and introduces us to the most remote and traditional peoples encountered therein.