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Everest (1998)

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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)  »

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$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 »

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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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Don't climb every mountain
4 December 2001 | by See all my reviews

This superb documentary contains beautiful shots of Mt. Everest and its surroundings, as well as discerning cinematography to make us aware of the challenges involved in scaling it. Great on IMAX, without a doubt! "Everest" insists on making us know how much oxygen is an issue as well as weather and temperature. There are, of course, other challenges. As to the tragic parties: "Everest" does a good job in presenting the logistical problems they faced as their fates were being sealed. Up and down the mountain, at different stations and spots. Though the climbers are obviously brave, their recklessness limits the sympathy we feel for them. But perhaps the most noteworthy thing to take from this film is that it is simply crazy to want to climb Mt. Everest, at least for me. What a great risk of death or permanent bodily harm! More than just a high climb straining your legs!


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