Conquering the Dragon
‘Conquering the Dragon’ focuses on the highs and lows of five participants as they set out to conquer the 2017 Berghaus Dragon’s Back Race®. Each of them has a unique and emotional story to tell of their battle against the enormous physical and mental challenges of the race. We also see the wider race unfolding around them and the stunning Welsh landscapes they travel through. Will they all make it? The legendary Berghaus Dragon’s Back Race ® follows the mountainous spine of Wales from north to south. This incredible 5-day journey is 315 kilometres long with 15,500 metres of ascent across wild, trackless, remote and mountainous terrain. It is the toughest 5-day mountain race in the world. “The Berghaus Dragon’s Back Race film is thoroughly enjoyable. I had heard a lot about the race, but hadn’t really appreciated what the competitors put themselves through to complete one of the world’s toughest events and earn their coveted ‘Dragons’.” – Sir Chris Bonington. Official Selection Kendal Mountain Festival 2017.