Jason Clarke, Ang Phula Sherpa, Thomas M. Wright
The story of New Zealand's Robert "Rob" Edwin Hall, who on May 10, 1996, together with Scott Fischer, teamed up on a joint expedition to ascend Mount Everest, the hightest point on Earth. With little warning, a violent storm strikes the mountain, engulfing the adventurers in one of the fiercest blizzards ever encountered by man. Challenged by the harshest conditions imaginable, the teams must endure blistering winds and freezing temperatures in an epic battle to survive against nearly impossible odds.
Most of us will climb no further than Everest Base Camp. This part of the trek is a piece of cake in the movie (although it isn't) and is covered in the first five minutes with footage of Lukla, the high bridge before the Namche hill and the Namche Bazaar. When our trek stops at Everest Base Camp, the movie really begins. Watch it to get an idea of the hardship, danger and risks involved when climbing further.