Have you seen the Mountains episode of Human Planet? If not the whole series has been nothing short of amazing, especially when it makes you realise what some communities go through just to stay alive. When I worry about fuel prices and whether i've picked up my mobile phone the people on Human Planet are doing some amazing things in far flung parts of the world just to survive.
The episode I have attached below covers the mountains and shows how kazakh men survive by creating an amazing bond with an ultimate hunter, Golden Eagles! Also included is what some people might find grizzly but I find fascinating, Sky Burials where the vultures of the Himalayas are your passage to the other side. (If you believe in that)