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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... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
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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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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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All Things Must Pass
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One of the greatest climbing movies I have seen. (Period)
3 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Wow, this movie is amazing, I saw it in the IMAX theater and was stunned. the graphics blew me away. The fairly well known story, that was depicted in 'Into Thin Air' is brought to new heights (quite literally) and a new understanding of just how dangerous this mountain is. I liked this movie because of the courage shown by the climbers, the have to face challenge after challenge, but they persevere. Also what really grabbed my attention is how the climbers not only document the story, but also their thoughts for you to see. I have seen many climbing movies, but this just blows them all away, taking mountain filmography to never-before-seen perfection. The scenes and the people are amazing, they have inspired me and I hope they will inspire you also. *Fox*


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