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Everest (1998)

Unrated  |   |  Documentary, Short  |  6 March 1998 (USA)
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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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Summit Team, sherpa
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Summit Team, sherpa
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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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Jamling Tenzing Norgay is the son of Tenzing Norgay, who, with Sir Edmund Hillary, made the first ascent of Everest in 1953. See more »

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Narrator: Just above the high camp, a climber named Beck Weathers had been out in the snow for over 22 hours. He had been left for dead by other climbers. Then, nearly blind, his hands literally frozen solid, Beck stood up, left his pack... and desperately tried to walk.
Beck Weathers: All I knew was, that as long as my legs would run, and I could stand up... I was gonna move toward that camp. And if I fell down, I was gonna get up. And if I fell down again, I was gonna keep moving, until I hit that camp... or I walked...
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Loved it.
2 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have to disagree, I found this amazing to watch, I mean come on! All you have to do is See Mount Everest and I get all googly-eyed.

I thought the photography was incredible, and the information on how they get there and why they are helping the geologist is fascinating to a "civilian" like me, which is who the movie is for.

If you are a true climber then sure I can imagine it might disappoint, but I'm not sure why.

This isn't supposed to be the final word on what Everest is like, it's a picture of the ascent of one team, and what it takes to get there.

After seeing this gorgeous film I want to try for Everest myself in a few years. Rarely do movies inspire me, but this one did.

Go Imax!


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