An adaptation of Jon Krakauer's best selling book, "Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster". It attempts to recreate the disastrous events that took place during the ...
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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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An adaptation of Jon Krakauer's best selling book, "Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster". It attempts to recreate the disastrous events that took place during the Mount Everest climb on May 10, 1996. It also follows Krakauer and portrays what he was going through while climbing the mountain.Written by
The long-range view of Mt. Everest, shown several times during the film, is the north face, on the Chinese side of the mountain. The expeditions climbed via the "Hillary Route," on the Southern (Nepalese) side. See more »
I chanced upon this movie almost exactly four years after the tragedy took place in the Himalayas. The movie was confusing but piqued my interest and I spent the next few days researching the event on the internet, and reading Jon Krakauer's book, as well.
Of course, no movie would do justice to the events of the 1996 expedition (or any other expedition for that matter), but for those who find climbing and mountains in general thrilling, it is a good starting point.
After having watched the film several times, I cannot help but notice serious inaccuracies in comparison with the book. It is unsurprising that several accounts of the events exist, and thanks to the movie I was motivated to find out more about it.
Since this film is very closely related to real events, I wouldn't think it wise for anyone to focus their attention solely on a 90-minute adaptation made for TV.
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