Pingu the Mountaineer is the fourth episode of the fourth season.


Today, Pingu's dad is cleaning his tractor sledge. Soon his cloth starts to get dirty and he asks Pingu to go into the shed and find him a clean one. Whilst searching, Pingu comes across Dad's old rucksack. Inside he finds an old photograph of Dad in the mountains with a young Grandpa. Behind them are a column of stone slabs marking the summit of the mountain. 

Pingu drags the rucksack out, shows his dad the photo. Pingu wonders if they could go up into the mountains themselves like Dad and Grandpa had done so many years ago. Dad is not so sure; he feels that he might be too old to go climb up mountains at his age and he worries that Pingu might be too young to do it seeing as he had just become an adult when he had done it with Grandpa. Then Dad thinks about how he had felt about it when he had done it before and about how good it will be for him and Pingu to continue the legacy that Grandpa and he had started all those years ago, so he agrees which delights Pingu emencely. They pack up their gear, say goodbye to Mum and they set off into the mountains.

Just as the reach the base of the mountain, the end of the rope trailing along the ground gets caught up between two rocks. Pingu tries flicking it loose, but it will not budge, so he pulls as hard as he can. Finally, the rope comes free, and sends Pingu sliding along on his bottom right in front of the base of the mountain. Pingu and Dad rope themselves together and start to walk along the trail that leads them along the side of the mountain. Dad is leading from the front, so he does not notice that Pingu is sliding along behind him as though he is water skiing, making the climb even harder for him to manage. When Dad realises what Pingu is doing, he stops and gives him a rather stern look, so Pingu starts to walk along the trail once more.

Soon they come to a very narrow ice bridge leading over a very deep crevasse. Pingu suddenly becomes very scared; this was not what he had had in mind when he wanted to climb this mountain. He wants to go back but Dad contines to cross of to the other side of the bridge. Encouraged by his father's courage, Pingu edges his way carefully across the bridge and once on the other side, jumps into Dad's wings with much relief. Once Dad has comforted Pingu, he points out how much closer they are to the top of the mountain, so they carry on along the trail until they finally make it to the column of stone slabs. 

From way up there, they can see their igloo down in the distance. Before they had left early, Dad had remembered to bring his camera with him, so he sets it up on a small mound of snow and takes a new photo of himself in front of the stone column with Pingu, just as he and his father had done, all those years ago.



  • Pingu's Igloo
  • Pingu's Shed




Pingu Episodes
Season 1
Hello, Pingu · Pingu Looks After the Egg · The New Arrival · Pingu Goes Fishing · Pingu Delivers the Mail · Jealousy · Hide and Seek · Lost Baby · Pingu Plays Fish Tennis · Barrel of Fun · Ice Hockey · Pingu and Pinga Stay Up · Skiing · Pingu Runs Away · Building Igloos · Music Lessons · Pingu's Ice Cave · Sledging · Little Accidents · School Time · Grandpa is Ill · Pingu's Circus · Pingu and the Barrel Organ · Noise · Pingu and Pinga at Home · Pingu's Dream
Season 2
Pingu at the Doctor's · Pingu's Admirer · Pingu and the Seagull · Pingu Goes Ice Surfing · Pingu's First Kiss · Pingu's Curling Game · Pingu the Icicle Musician · Pingu the Chef · Pingu's Family Celebrate Christmas · Pingu Goes Away · Pingu the Photographer · Pingu's New Kite · Pingu and the Many Packages · Pingu the Conjurer's Apprentice · Pingu's Birthday · Pingu at the Funfair · Pingu the Babysitter · Pingu Cannot Lose · Pingu and the Game of Fish · Pingu Gets a Bicycle · Pingu's Visit to the Hospital · Pingu on the School Excursion · Pingu and Pinga at the Kindergarten · Pingu and the Strangers · Pingu Helps His Mother · Pingu Builds a Snowman
Season 3
Pingu Goes Cross Country Skiing · Pingu's Museum Visit · Pingu's Grandpa Comes to Stay · Pingu's Long Journey · Pingu Pretends to be Ill · Pingu the Painter · Pingu's Trick · Pingu and the Mother Bird · Pingu Quarrels With His Mother · Pingu and the Message in a Bottle · Pingu Has an Idea · Pingu Breaks a Vase · Pingu and the Paper Plane · Pingu Takes Revenge · Pingu Makes a Mistake · Pingu and the Toy · Pingu the Superhero · Pingu and the Fishing Competition · Pingu and the Letter · Pingu Feels Left Out · Pingu Wins First Prize · Pingu and the Ghost · Pingu and the Postcard · Pingu's Discovery · Pingu Steals · Pingu and the Lost Ball
Season 4
Pingu's Disadvantage · Pingu Refuses To Help · Pingu the Mountaineer · Pingu and the Big Fish · Pingu Shows What He Can Do · Pingu Clears the Snow · Pingu Has a Day Off · Pingu the Archer · Pingu Gets a Warning · Pingu and the Magnet · Pingu Gets Help · Pingu in Paradise · Pingu's Dangerous Joke · Pingu the Pilot · Pingu Teases Pinga · Pingu's Wish · Pingu is Curious · Pingu Gets Organised · Pingu Builds a Tower · Pingu the King · Pingu the Baker · Pingu and the Doll · Pingu Helps Grandfather · Pingu Has a Bad Day · Pingu Loses the Bet · Pingu and His Cup
Season 5
Pingu's Bouncy Fun · Pingu Finishes the Job · Pingu Digs a Hole · Pingi's Valentine Card · Pingu Wants to Fly · Pingu's Windy Day · Pinga's Lost Rabbit · Pingu's Moon Adventure · Pinga Sleepwalks · Pingu the Snowboarder · Pinga has Hiccups · Like Father Like Pingu · Pingu's Ice Sculpture · Pinga's Balloon · Pingu and the Knitting Machine · Pingu's Balancing Act · Pingu Gets Lost · Pingu and Pinga Go Camping · Stinky Pingu · Pingu and the Band · Pingu and the Snowball · Pingu Sticks Up · Pingu and the Doorbell · Pingu Plays Tag · Pingu's Pancakes · Pingu's Bedtime Shadows
Season 6
Pingu's Sledge Academy · Pingu and the Hose · Pottery Pingu · Pingu and the Litter · Mother's New Hat · Poor Pinga · Pinga in a Box · Pingu and the Present · Pingu and the Toyshop · Pingu and the Paper Mache · Sore Tummy Pingu · Pingu Gets Carried Away · Pingu and the School Pet · Pampering Pingu · Green-Eyed Pingu · Pingu Wraps Up · Pingu and the Fish Flute · Pingu Boogaloo · Pingu and the Daily Igloo · Pingu and the Rubberband Plane · Pingu and the Braces · Pingu's Big Catch · Pingu and the New Scooter · Pingu and the Paint · Pingu Makes a Big Splash · Pingu and the Abominable Snowman
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