return to mount kennedy

About the FILM

(80 min. / directed by Eric Becker / NR)

In 1965 Jim Whittaker led Senator Robert Kennedy to the first ascent of a remote mountain in the Yukon named after the late president, JFK. Fifty years later, the sons of the original climbing team—a raucous band manager, a candidate for governor, and a young mountaineer—embark on an expedition to the mountain to celebrate the special bond that connects them all. Featuring unreleased instrumentals by Eddie Vedder and never before seen footage and photos of Robert Kennedy, the feature-length documentary sits at the intersection of politics, human rights, environmentalism and adventure.


Return to Mount Kennedy is the nexus of grunge, mountain climbing and conservation

'Return to Mount Kennedy' is rich with its own returns