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Writers (WGA):
Tim Cahill (written by) &
Stephen Judson (written by)
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Release Date:
6 March 1998 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Towering above everything you have seen before.
Plot:
An international team of climbers ascends Mt. Everest in the spring of 1996. The film depicts their lengthy preparations for the climb... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Good movie, good mix See more (25 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Liam Neeson ... 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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Tracy Pfau ... Mountain Climber
Roger Bilham ... Geologist (uncredited)
Paula Viesturs ... Base Camp Manager (uncredited)
Beck Weathers ... Climber (uncredited)
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Directed by
David Breashears 
Stephen Judson 
Greg MacGillivray 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Tim Cahill (written by) &
Stephen Judson (written by)

Produced by
Stephen Judson .... producer
Alec Lorimore .... producer
Greg MacGillivray .... producer
 
Original Music by
Daniel May 
Steve Wood 
 
Cinematography by
David Breashears 
 
Film Editing by
Stephen Judson 
 
Production Management
Kathy Almon .... production manager
 
Sound Department
Pembrooke Andrews .... assistant dialogue editor
Harry Cohen .... sound editor
Bob Costanza .... sound effects editor
Paul Curtis .... adr editor
Paul Curtis .... sound editor
David Farmer .... sound effects editor
Marshall Garlington .... sound
Laura Kamper .... sound effects editor (as Laura Pratt)
Michael Kamper .... sound effects editor
Jonathan Karp .... sound effects editor
Shawn Kennelly .... foley recordist
Jason King .... dialogue editor
Ann Scibelli .... sound editor
Ken Teaney .... sound
David Abrahamsen .... mag recordist (uncredited)
Juan Peralta .... sound re-recording assistant (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Nigel Broad .... senior animator
Lisa Slates Connors .... digital artist
Stevan Del George .... senior digital compositor: Atomix
Alan G. Markowitz .... visual effects supervisor: Imagica USA
Peter Muyzers .... digital compositor: Trix
Todd Semmes .... head rigger
Mark A. Decker .... animator: Xaos (uncredited)
Christopher Dusendschon .... IMAX optical compositor: THDX (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Chris Blum .... assistant camera
David Breashears .... camera operator
Ron Goodman .... camera operator: SpaceCam
Greg MacGillivray .... additional camera operator
Brad Ohlund .... additional camera operator
Robert Schauer .... assistant camera: Everest
 
Editorial Department
Myles Connolly .... associate editor
Matthew Muller .... post-production coordinator
Chris Thomas .... hd colorist
Robert Walker .... first assistant editor
 
Music Department
William Boston .... orchestrator (as Bill Boston)
Alan Deremo .... musician
 
Other crew
Cynthia Beall .... science advisor (as Dr. Cynthia Beall)
Roger Bilham .... science advisor (as Dr. Roger Bilham)
Broughton Coburn .... cultural and historical advisors
Elizabeth Cohen .... expedition production manager
Janna Emmel .... production personnel
Teresa Ferreira .... production coordinator
James Fisher .... cultural and historical advisors (as Dr. James Fisher)
Debbie Fogel .... production personnel
Kip Hodges .... science advisor (as Dr. Kip Hodges)
Charles Houston .... science advisor (as Dr. Charles Houston)
Linda Marcopulos .... production personnel
Robert Mehnert .... aerial unit director
Audrey Salkeld .... cultural and historical advisors
Christopher Scotese .... science advisor (as Dr. Christopher Scotese)
Lakpa Sherpa .... cultural and historical advisors
Jack Tankard .... production personnel
Paula Viesturs .... base camp manager
Bradford Washburn .... science advisor (as Dr. Bradford Washburn)
Neil Thomas Buttermore .... production assistant (uncredited)
Craig Dyer .... helicopter pilot: aerial unit (uncredited)
 

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44 min
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Trivia:
Jamling Tenzing Norgay is the son of Tenzing Norgay, who, with Sir Edmund Hillary, made the first ascent of Everest in 1953.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.See more »
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Soundtrack:
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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Good movie, good mix, 19 May 2006
Author: BeejEast from United States

I thought this was an amazing movie, whether viewed on IMAX or at home.

People who have said they are interested in seeing the story of the Sherpas or how the movie was made should check out the special features on the DVD, Broughton Coburn's book "Everest," or Jamling Norgay's book "Touching My Father's Soul"; they are all about the climb, Norgay especially devotes time and pages to the Sherpas, considering he is also ethnically a Sherpa, who someone mistakenly said were Tibetan; in fact they are Nepalese.

This was an interesting movie in its own right. I don't understand why some reviewers did not enjoy the back stories and time devoted to the climbers' emotions and personal lives...would you rather watch a movie about people you didn't empathise with, care about, or even know? I do not think so. Developing the characters of the lead climbers was very important to the movie, I felt.

Also, insulting Ed Viesturs is just incomprehensible to me. He is the prominent North American mountaineer of our times, and since the movie was made has ascended all 14 8000 meter peaks without the use of oxygen, a climbing skill he has acquired over many years and excels at. He doesn't do so because he 'likes the challenge' as one reviewer says, but merely because he feels it is a better way of climbing. It should be noted that whenever Viesturs guides mountains he uses oxygen so he can 'be there' for his clients. Viesturs did not have to coerce his wife into coming to Base Camp; she'd been on the mountain before and I believe enjoyed the atmosphere and the climbers. She was worried, of course, about Ed, but since he really had no one to worry about but himself, and I don't think anyone can dispute that Edmund Viesturs can take care of himself, she trusted him to return safely. (There would have been a considerably lower death rate on the mountain if only experienced climbers looking after themselves had climbed that season.) Ed Viesturs WAS a hero of the movie, although he is extremely humble about it, he did considerably assist in the rescue of Makalu Gau and Beck Weathers, as well as coordinating rescue attempts from Camp II, and I have no doubts that had Viesturs been at Camp IV on May 10/11, he would have climbed up and searched for missing climbers himself (most likely using oxygen). If you are not a professional climber yourself, I do not think you have the right to insult the personal practices of a mountaineer like Viesturs, especially when his choices (such as using or not using oxygen) affect, in the long run, only himself, as he was not guiding the peak or responsible for any other climbers at the time.

I loved the movie; every time I see it I get chills at the stunning Breashears images of the mountain.

I definitely recommend seeing this movie. It represents both the darker, dangerous side of mountaineering and the light, triumphant side.

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