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Everest -- 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.


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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 »
Towering above everything you have seen before.
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 »
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  (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)

Directed by
David Breashears 
Stephen Judson 
Greg MacGillivray 
Writing credits
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
Jyoti Rana .... sound
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
Den Serras .... senior technical artist: Stereo D
Daniel White .... visual effects producer
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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Did You Know?

Jamling Tenzing Norgay is the son of Tenzing Norgay, who, with Sir Edmund Hillary, made the first ascent of Everest in 1953.See more »
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 off the face of that mountain.
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Stunning - Top notch IMAX, 29 August 1999
Author: Martin Brooks from Birmingham England

I saw this recently at the Space Museum in Hong Kong, and thought it was stunning. The photography was superb, making full use of the whole FOV image possible with IMAX equipment. The documentary was emotive and compelling and the scenes breathtaking. Those scared of heights should probably skip this one!!

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