Encounter at the Summit Cross

DVD Release: April 15, 2008
Encounter at the Summit Cross


This beautifully produced travel/adventure documentary features stunning photography as it follows several mountain climbers as they attempt to summit one of the highest peaks in the Swiss Alps. Witness how their struggles and triumphs become powerful metaphors for their faith journeys. Christians and spiritual seekers will be challenged and inspired by the life lessons these climbers encounter at the Summit Cross. Lovers of extreme sports and nature will be especially fascinated by this striking documentary.

Dove Review

“Encounter at the Summit Cross” is a breathtaking and jaw dropping documentary of the beauty of the Alps in Europe and the people who ascend to the Summit Cross. The documentary features mountain guides Samuel and Simon, two brothers, a man named Bruno, Susanna and Sylvia, and various other people who climb to the summit. Climbing the beautiful mountains is compared to scripture and spiritual ideas such as “keep looking up.” One woman struggles, and she says “Lord, show me the way,” and “when I’m connected to God, I don’t fall into the abyss.” One climber states that although she trusts the guide, “ultimately my trust is in God.”

The beauty and majestic power of the Alps will capture the viewer’s attention. There is a sweeping music score, which blends nicely with the visuals. Ultimately, this film gives glory to God for, as one person states near the end, “Jesus Christ brought Heaven and Earth together.” The word “hope” is used to describe what is offered to the world. Six people converge at the summit and huddle around the huge cross there. We happily award this uplifting documentary our “Faith-Friendly” Seal for all ages. Let it sweep you away with its beauty!

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: None
Language: None
Violence: None
Drugs: A drink of some kind is poured, not clear what it is.
Nudity: None
Other: Comment about rockslides a village dealt with; comment about the "energy" of the mountains and how some people call it God while others call it something else; mention of Christ and God.


Company: Gateway Films / Vision Video
Genre: Documentary
Runtime: 43 min.
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter