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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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6 March 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Everest - A remény csúcsa  »

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

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$76,447,420 (USA) (28 July 2000)
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A huge blizzard hit Mt. Everest during filming. Eight people died, and nearly two dozen were trapped on the mountain. The blizzard and its aftermath are the basis for Into Thin Air: Death on Everest (1997). Expedition members interrupted filming to aid the stricken climbers. See more »

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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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Here Comes the Sun
Written by George Harrison
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Very impressive.... to carry an IMAX camera all the way up there!
11 September 1998 | by (Madison, WI) – See all my reviews

Typical IMAX movie: impressive mountains, impressive views, impressive falls... very impressive. However, I didn't care about the "story", or any of the people in there... In fact, the true heroes in my opinion are the people who went all the way up the Everest *carrying* the IMAX camera... However, you hardly hear about them...


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