In March of 2022, a movie based on a true story that took place on the Presidential Range in the White Mountain National Forest was released!

How cool. Go New Hampshire.

"As an experienced climber (Naomi Watts) ascends Mt. Washington, she turns back before she reaches the summit as a huge blizzard approaches," according to IMDb. "But on her way down, she encounters a lone, stranded man, and takes it upon herself to get them both down the mountain before nightfall arrives and they succumb to the storm."

via YouTube
Movie Coverage via YouTube

This is a picture above from the trailer found on YouTube.

Avid hikers and White Mountain enthusiasts, notice anything funky? I sure did.

The image above is definitely NOT Mount Washington, let alone the Presidential Range, let alone in the Whites.

Mount Washington peak during the winter or 2021.
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If you have hiked the Presidential Range, you can tell just by looking at these comparisons that they are two totally different landscapes.

The image from the movie seems to have staggered mountains along the range. It's hard to tell which peak is the highest.

When you compare that to the actual Presidential Range, something looks off. Unlike the movie image, Mount Washington is most certainly the tallest peak on the ridge-line, and in the Northeast for that matter.

White Mountains with Mount Washington
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As you approach Mount Washington from either side, you cross over various other peaks. Most prominent on the Presidential Range, from left to right: Madison, Jefferson, Adams, Clay, Mount Washington, Monroe, Franklin, Eisenhower, Pierce.

Although all peaks are at various heights, the shoulders (a portion of the mountain just below the peak) are not nearly as drastic as the movie image.

via YouTube
via YouTube

After some investigative work, I was able to find that the filming location was actually Krvavec, Slovenia, according to IMDB.

Still, pretty cool for New Hampshire!

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