A Journey Through New York's Highest Peaks
Arche Productions is currently in the post-production stage of a new documentary titled “The 46ers.” The Adirondack 46ers are individuals who have climbed all 46 High Peaks of the Adirondacks. The first 46ers were three men: Herbert Clark, along with brothers Robert and George Marshall. They identified 46 mountains in Upstate New York with an elevation of 4,000 feet or higher. Between 1918 and 1925 they hiked to the top of all 46 peaks.
Since then, over 7,000 people have done the same. Although subsequent surveys have found that four of these peaks are under 4,000 feet, these original peaks are still the basis for becoming a 46er.
This documentary will tell the stories of many ordinary men and women who have done the extraordinary. Through extensive nature footage this documentary will highlight the inspiring beauty of Upstate New York, educate the public about environmental conservation, and encourage people of all ages to explore the beauty of these natural wonders.