This year the Dutch Mountain Film Festival takes place for the 13th time. For some that’s an unlucky number. On top of that, this year’s theme is ‘risk’! But 13 follows 12 as sure as night follows day. And risk is simply a possibility of misfortune or loss. The mountains present a source of potential danger and good preparations will help lessen the risk we take. Nevertheless, the boundaries of danger and risk can be shifted by phenomena such as climate change and war. Not everyone is granted the privilege to seek danger and take risks.