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The Making of Everest: On Location in the Death Zone (1997)

This documentary about the making of the hit IMAX film, "Everest", details how a climbing team lead by world-famous mountaineer Ed Viesturs and award-winning cinematographer David Breshears... See full summary »

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This documentary about the making of the hit IMAX film, "Everest", details how a climbing team lead by world-famous mountaineer Ed Viesturs and award-winning cinematographer David Breshears got an IMAX camera to the top of the world's highest mountain. Along the way, the filmmakers put down their cameras to help rescue climbers stranded on the mountain by a massive storm that ultimately took the lives of 11 people. Written by Laura Davis

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This documentary won a Gold Plaque at the 1998 Chicago International Film and Video Festival. The film's cinematographer, David Breshears, is a world class mountain climber and filmmaker, but had never used IMAX equipment before this film. The IMAX camera crew were at the top of their field, but had never climbed before. See more »

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