The Journey Home is an Uphill Battle.
A Don Hahn Production of a Michael Brown Film.
HIGH GROUND follows a team of veterans returning from combat in Afghanistan and Iraq as they set out to climb a towering Himalayan peak to overcome challenges and heal the mental and emotional ravages of war.
Eleven veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan join an expedition to climb the 20,000 foot Himalayan giant Mount Lobuche. With blind adventurer Erik Weihenmayer and a team of Everest summiters as their guides, they set out on an emotional and gripping climb to reach the top in an attempt to heal the emotional and physical wounds of the longest war in U.S. history.
Representing nearly every branch of the military, the veterans, and the Gold Star Mom who joins their trek, bring humor and deep emotion to this hero’s journey all captured with breathtaking, vertigo-inducing cinematography by three-time Emmy® winner, director Michael Brown.
Specialist Steve Baskis ARMY
Staff Sergeant Chad Jukes ARMY
Master-At-Arms 2ND Class Nicolette “Nico” Maroulis NAVY
Corporal Chad Butrick ARMY
Staff Sargeant Cody Miranda MARINE CORPS
Specialist Ashley Crandall ARMY NATIONAL GUARD
Sergeant Justin Moore ARMY NATIONAL GUARD
Sergeant 1ST Class Matt Nyman ARMY
Lona Parten Gold and Blue Star Mother 1ST LT. Tyler E. Parten, ARMY
Staff Sergeant Katherine “Rizzo” Ragazzino MARINE CORPS
Staff Sergeant Dan Sidles