2015 • 95 minutes
34 reviews
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About this movie

In 2013, the world's media reported on a shocking mountain-high brawl as European climbers fled a mob of angry Sherpas. Director Jennifer Peedom and her team set out to uncover the cause of this altercation, intending to film the 2014 climbing season from the Sherpas' point of view. Instead, they captured Everest's greatest tragedy, when a huge block of ice crashed down onto the climbing route, killing 16 Sherpas. For the Himalayan workers repeatedly traversing the mountain carrying supplies, the risk of this hazardous endeavor is multiplied. This stunning documentary, shot by high-altitude cinematographer Renan Ozturk, explores the unequal relationship between cashed-up foreign expeditions and their guides. It is also a story of family and tradition, as exemplified by Phurba Tashi Sherpa, an experienced climber at the heart of this commanding film.

Ratings and reviews

34 reviews
July 13, 2021
Wow.. An insight in to the beautiful, humble, respectful and hardworking Nepalise Sherpa communities and the tragic event which invoked them to speak out for basic workers rights. On the side, witnessing a Fool for an expedition leader (lead of Himex) patronise, disrespect and manipulate the Sherpas who work for him while blatantly lying to his clients. I hope the Sherpas continue to stand up for their rights and conditions, given the tour operators & government get filthy rich of their backs.
February 10, 2023
One of the best Docos that screened in that years AACTA awards. A very interesting story about the nelapese beliefs around the Mt, Vs western capitalism
Emily Parker
August 30, 2016
Amazing film, but it made my blood boil! Would highly recommend watching this.