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Season 1  "Mountains"  1x2

Aired 2 years ago - Nov 13, 2016

The great mountain ranges are some of the planet's most spectacular landscapes, but they are unforgiving places to live in, and only a few animals have what it takes to live at extreme altitude. Mountain animals are amongst the most elusive in the world, and this film provides unique and intimate glimpses into their secretive lives. Witness the moment four snow leopards come together when a mother and cub become trapped between two rival males. Join grizzly bears as they dance against trees to rub off their winter fur and soar with golden eagles hunting amongst Europe's snow-capped peaks.

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It's winter, and food is desperately short.
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But she is not the only one who's looking for food.
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As ever, the strongest wins the lion's share.
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slumbering within the snow on these avalanche-prone slopes.
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After five months in the den, these bears are very hungry.
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Temperatures in the Rockies will drop to -54 degrees,
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he uses boulders as stepping stones.
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that bobcats are forced to leave their territories
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So he must choose his target with care.
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They close up their leathery leaves to form an insulating blanket
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They rub particular rocks with their cheeks...
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She has devoted the last two years to raising her cub
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(GROWLING)
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Her mother has succeeded in raising her,
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of eagles high in the mountains.
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Wearing a specially designed helmet camera,
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and with the cold knocking out their comms, Emma is worrying.
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Oh, well!
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Thick cloud makes it hard to avoid the mountains, let alone film them.
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