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In 1999, renowned American mountaineer Conrad Anker made a discovery that reverberated around the globe. High in Mount Everest's "death zone," he found the body of George Mallory - 75 years after the British explorer mysteriously vanished during his attempt to become the first man to summit the world's tallest peak.
Mallory had risked everything as he set out, dressed in gabardine and hobnailed boots, in pursuit of his dream of reaching the top of Everest - which in 1924 was the last great adventure left to man. He was last spotted alive just 800 feet below the summit. Then the clouds rolled in and Mallory vanished into legend.
After discovering Mallory's body, Conrad Anker's life became intertwined with Mallory's story. Remarkably, Mallory's body was found with all his belongings intact. The only thing missing was a photograph of his wife, Ruth, which Mallory had promised to place on the summit. Haunted by Mallory's story, Conrad longed to return to Everest to lay Mallory's ghost to rest.
BONUS FEATURES INCLUDE Behind the Scenes Raw Interviews, International Trailers, Original Notes from Mallory's Expedition Team Member, Noel Odell, and more.
"Sheer Adventure... Terrifying!" --The Hollywood Reporter
"An Everest Thrill Ride!" --Reuters
"The movie excels in its nuanced depiction of Mallory through interviews, archival footage and letters... a fascinating insight into Mallory's character and fateful choices. Spectacular mountaintop panoramas... heart-palpitation-inducing vistas at 29,000 feet, imposing walls of ice and potentially deadly climbs." --The Washington Post
Saw this movie at an Imax theatre and loved the DVD version of it. The scenes of climbing Mt. Everest are breath taking and make you feel as if you are on the mountains with the... Read morePublished 17 days ago by Darkhorse
Excellent documentary! Told with energy and interest. They made the whole story very real and current. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Misty
Lots of jumping back and forth from Mallory's biography to Conrad Anker's expedition. That worked better in the book, actually. Enjoyable film.Published 3 months ago by Martha Ann Kennedy
Well written and well documented. Camera work is excellent! Four+ was not an option - but I would have given it the + for sure!Published 4 months ago by Robert R Lachance Jr