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Himself / Narrator (voice)
Lhakpa Dorji ...
Summit Team, sherpa
Dorje Sherpa ...
Summit Team, sherpa
Ed Viesturs ...
Summit Team Leader, USA
Muktu Lhakpa Sherpa ...
Summit Team, sherpa
Thilen Sherpa ...
Summit Team, sherpa
Jangbu Sherpa ...
Summit Team, sherpa
Araceli Segarra ...
Summit Team, Spain
Wong Chu Sherpa ...
Summit Team, sherpa
Robert Schauer ...
Summit Team, Austria
Jamling Tenzing Norgay ...
Summit Team, Nepal
David Breashears ...
Summit Team, USA
Chyangba Tamang ...
Base Camp Head Cook
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An international team of climbers ascends Mt. Everest in the spring of 1996. The film depicts their lengthy preparations for the climb, their trek to the summit, and their successful return to Base Camp. It also shows many of the challenges the group faced, including avalanches, lack of oxygen, treacherous ice walls, and a deadly blizzard. Written by Eric Sorensen

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Towering above everything you have seen before.

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Documentary | Short

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Unrated | See all certifications »
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6 March 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Everest - A remény csúcsa  »

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Opening Weekend:

$364,244 (USA) (6 March 1998)

Gross:

$76,447,420 (USA) (28 July 2000)
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Grossed $87,178,599 during its theatrical run in the U.S., a record for a film shown in IMAX format. See more »

Quotes

Paula Viesturs: The difference between me and Ed is... when we go for a 5-hour bike ride, I call it a workout. He calls it a warm-up.
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Referenced in Dateline NBC: Desperate Days in Blue John Canyon (2004) See more »

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All Things Must Pass
Written by George Harrison
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Stunning - Top notch IMAX
29 August 1999 | by (Birmingham England) – See all my reviews

I saw this recently at the Space Museum in Hong Kong, and thought it was stunning. The photography was superb, making full use of the whole FOV image possible with IMAX equipment. The documentary was emotive and compelling and the scenes breathtaking. Those scared of heights should probably skip this one!!


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