The folks at Sherpas Cinema are making art out of mountain sport films. Their latest is Into the Mind. It’s equal parts action sports film as it is visual poetry. Take the sequence that begins at 2:35 as an example. The time lapse of a mountainside catches a skier as he appears to ride an avalanche of winter overtaking summer as he bombs down the run. The meditative theme that weaves throughout the film adds an emotional depth to the extreme risk that these athletes expose themselves to. Why do they do it? Is it for the glory, the ego, and the thrill, or is it for something else? This film plunges into the heart of the question as to why we head into the mountains.