‘Little People, Big World: Conquering Mount St. Helens’ Premieres March 19 on TLC (Video)
via press release:
LITTLE PEOPLE, BIG WORLD: CONQUERING MOUNT ST. HELENS is a one-hour special following the fan-favorite family as they conquer life as empty nesters. Now that three of the Roloff kids have moved out, Matt and Amy have a lot of time on their hands. Feeling restless and needing a challenge, Amy conceives a bold idea: to climb Mount St. Helens. It won’t be easy. Over the steep five-mile route, the trail gains 4500 vertical feet, and the most strenuous portions are compounded by boulder fields and shifting volcanic ash. When Amy shares her plan with Matt, he tries to talk her out of doing the climb. But Amy’s undeterred; she enlists Zach to join her, and trains rigorously. Matt, meanwhile, decides to cheer up Amy by surprising her with a one-room schoolhouse he’ll build himself.
Amy enjoys spending quality time with Zach, and after a month of training, they head out for the climb. On Day 1, Amy struggles to keep up on the trail. On Day 2, the climb intensifies as Amy confronts endless boulders blocking her path. With each step upward, Amy has to overcome her nagging feelings of self-doubt. Next, faced with loose, slippery volcanic ash, she must summon all her strength to fight the urge to quit. Matt, meanwhile, finishes the schoolhouse, but when he starts to move it to Western Town, it collides with the barn door and nearly loses its roof. As Matt races to put the schoolhouse in place and Amy persistently trudges toward the summit, it’s apparent neither one is ready to slow down yet.