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Amazing documentary on an utterly fascinating subject.
on January 15, 2015
Amazing documentary on an utterly fascinating subject. I've always found that idea of climbing Everest is one of those ideas that sound great on paper as bucket listers, but not something I personally truly find to be any kind of life goal in that regard. Of course, those who actually tackle Everest have to put in the time and money and effort that weeds about people like me from actually getting on the mountain. Still, there are those who choose this as a vital undertaking in their life, but who don't understand true mountaineering and the hazards of it all - and, most importantly - why they are really climbing Everest. This doco does a great job of exploring all aspects of this issue and the consequences of ego, poor preparation, motivations, and other fascinating dynamics. And, all the while, it tells a compelling story that is - critically - composed of actual video and audio from this disasterous expediton. I've been skydiving a couple of times, and that's enough for me. The idea of climbing Everest is one thing, but this film does a great job of showing what really goes into it and what happens when you might be undertaking this quest for the wrong reasons or with the wrong group of people.