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BWhen an unexpected solo mountain trek ends in catastrophe for John Lauchlan, inspired fellow climbers set out to brave the elements and follow John's dream - to conquer the world's tallest peak, Mt. Everest.




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Series cast summary:
Eric Johnson ...  Laurie Skreslet 4 episodes, 2007
Jason Priestley ...  John Lauchlan 4 episodes, 2007
Ted Atherton ...  Alan Burgess 4 episodes, 2007
John Pyper-Ferguson ...  Roger Marshall 4 episodes, 2007
Gord Rand ...  Pat Morrow 4 episodes, 2007
Tom Rooney Tom Rooney ...  Bill March 4 episodes, 2007
William Shatner ...  Norman Kelly 4 episodes, 2007
Zachary Bennett ...  Blair Griffiths 4 episodes, 2007
Vincent Gale ...  John Amatt 4 episodes, 2007
Michael Teigen ...  Dave Read 4 episodes, 2007
Trevor Leigh Trevor Leigh ...  Kiwi Gallagher 4 episodes, 2007
Kevin Kruchkywich ...  Rusty Baillie 4 episodes, 2007
Mig Macario ...  Sungdare 4 episodes, 2007
Joe Norman Shaw ...  Peter Spear 4 episodes, 2007
Josh Garcia Josh Garcia ...  Extra 3 episodes, 2007
Nick Freedman Nick Freedman ...  Lyle Skylar 2 episodes, 2007


Based on the true story of the first Canadians to ever make it to the top of the world's tallest and most historic peak. A proud moment for Canadians and an adventure that is filled with bitterness, broken relationships and the bodies of four dead men. Written by Anonymous

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A Breathtaking Adventure of Life and Death



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Rated PG-13 for some intense adventure action, brief drug use and language

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Very entertaining and solid mountaineering movie
6 August 2009 | by bilgerat99See all my reviews

I watched this tonight and enjoyed it thoroughly. It is a Canadian Broadcasting Company docu-drama, made for television but has extremely high production values and is both well directed and acted.

The story, based on a true climb of Everest, tells the bittersweet tale of the 1982 Canadian expedition. While I have climbed a few hills, I am not really a mountain climber or big fan of the sport so I cannot comment on the technical aspects or historical accuracy depicted in the film but I saw nothing to argue with.

The screenplay was also very well done and ensured that there was an air of underlying suspense and humor throughout; it was entertaining and engrossing.

While William Shatner is prominently depicted on the cover art he really has a cameo role while the rest of the cast carries it off splendidly. At no time did I feel I was watching something made for television and wouldn't even have thought of it or commented had someone else not already mentioned it.

If you find the subject matter interesting, by all means give it a watch.

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English | Nepali

Release Date:

2007 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Everest - A hegyek fogságában See more »

Filming Locations:

British Columbia, Canada See more »


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CAD10,500,000 (estimated)
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