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A climbing expedition on Mt. Everest is devastated by a severe snow storm.
Audience: OFA rating: PG.
Publisher: Universal City : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, 2016.
Edition: Blu-ray version.
Branch Call Number: Blu-ray FIC Evere
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (122 min.) : digital, sound, colour ; 12 cm
Language Note: In English dubbed in French and Spanish with French and Spanish subtitles.
Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.


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Anything can go wrong when climbing the world's tallest mountain!

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Aug 24, 2020

The characters involved make a good faith effort.
Good faith efforts by humans, however, can only go so far.
“Nature always has the last word,” one character observes early on.
As the movie expertly depicts freezing conditions, approaching and full-blown storms as well as mini-avalanches, this flick provides an object lesson with respect to that adage.
And I say, what the hell are they doing up there in the first place?
I wouldn't do that even with 10-million prize.
An invaluable lesson for such a dangerous adventure!

Sep 27, 2019

Just because it's there, doesn't mean you have to climb it. You could admire the beauty of the mountain from afar and live to tell, or... Some people have interesting obsessions. This film is a study of those fascinated in conquering Everest. A good film to watch on a hot day.

Dec 31, 2018

What a tragic story. Well told. I felt like I was there. The intensity and drama are heartbreaking. Have read the book and Jon Krakauer’s story seemed more of a catharsis and more scathing to some of the group. Can’t believe Jake Gyllenhall got billing over Jason Clarke.
When you google the tragedy, it’s even worse. Never wanted to go mountain climbing. Seems stupid, not compelling.

Jul 07, 2018

I kinda like this movie all though I would like to have seen more hardship and suffering of the climbers. and show more of the height at witch the climbers were dealing with. Still good performances by the actors.

Oct 24, 2017

Good true story.

Aug 24, 2017

Very captivating film. Will never be able to wrap my mind about why anyone in their right mind would want to do this?!

Jun 13, 2017

Fascinating true story, the climbers' action delivered the consequences without their deliberation. I watched again and again, dreaming myself climber up there... with splitting headache and incessant coughing... perhaps worth dying there vs. the rest of the world!
Grateful to finally have a close-up (artificial though) view of the top of the earth.
Filming and acting are realistic, in austere nature's nonchalance, no excessive drama necessary, nor enhanced disaster effect, simply stunning!

Jun 09, 2017

A good movie, with a refreshingly different take on Krakauer. (He attacked this production.) However, we are expected to believe that Kiwis pronounce "LZ" -- L Zed, landing zone -- as "L Zee", like a bunch of Americans confused about what the letters of the alphabet are called.

GrannysGlasses Apr 09, 2017

I am deathly afraid of heights and would never climb any mountain, let alone Everest! I was involved with the stories of the motivations for the climbers, but thought that the acting was light weight. Since the movie was based on true stories, you can't help but feel sad. Nonetheless I wouldn't watch again.

Jan 29, 2017

This is how people who are not from the mountains like to climb; or maybe just how Hollywood portrays these self righteous, high altitude, peak bagger idiots.
For a real movie, showing real climbers, try "Meru".

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Apr 27, 2016

Interesting Title Cards (from IMDb):

Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers to summit Everest. Over the next 40 years, only top professional climbers attempted the same feat. One in four died.

1992: New Zealander Rob Hall pioneered the concept of commercial guiding on Everest for amateur climbers. Over the next four years his team, Adventure Consultants, successfully led 19 clients to summit without a single fatality.

1996: Other commercial operators follow Rob Hall's lead, including Scott Fischer's Mountain Madness. More than 20 expeditions compete to summit Everest in the same two week window.

Apr 27, 2016

Beck: When I'm at home I just got this big, black cloud following me. You know, like a depression? And when I'm out here on a mountain, any mountain...
Doug: Yeah?
Beck: It's just like it's a cure. I feel like I'm reborn.
Doug: So, you're happy now?
Beck: No, I'm starting to wonder. This is suffering, man. Yeah. This is suffering.
Doug: Yeah. Suffer a few more days, for the rest of your life you'll be a guy that got to the top of Everest.

Apr 27, 2016

Doug: there's an elementary school, back home. And I've been going and talking to the kids there and they actually helped me raise some of the money to come and gave me a flag to plant on the summit, and... So, I was thinking, maybe it's... They see a regular guy can, you know, follow impossible dreams, maybe they'll be inspired to do the same, I guess. I'm climbing Mount Everest because I can. Because to be able to climb that high and see that kind of beauty
that nobody ever sees, it'd be a crime not to.

Apr 27, 2016

Rob: For those of you who dare face their dreams, Adventure Consultants offers something
beyond the power of words to describe. And why don't we describe it in the brochure? Because it's mostly just pain. ... To put it simply, guys, human beings simply aren't built to function at the cruising altitude of a 747. Okay, once we get above here, above the South Col our bodies will be literally dying. It's not called the Death Zone for nothing, guys. So the game is, can we get you up to the top and down to the bottom before that happens? And I mean literally dying.
Rob: Yasuko. Why are you climbing Everest?
Yasuko: Uh... I'm 47 years old, I have reached six of the seven summits, so... Of course, now I have to reach the seventh.

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