Monday, January 25, 2016
Posted by Eric
Wow! This movie was INTENSE! It’s about the true-life story of a group on an expedition to the top of Mount Everest. The struggles for these people range everywhere from just trying to climb to the peak all the way to actually surviving the trip. And if that wasn’t enough, they have a huge storm to deal with that hits just as some of them are beginning their descent. Everyone is equal on the mountain – it doesn’t matter who you are, how much money you have, or what connections you might have – if you take the climb lightly, you will definitely pay for it in the end. Watching the movie, it seems almost insane to think of a person wanting to put themselves through this kind of torture and abuse just to say they hiked Everest! I thought the producers did an amazing job of capturing just how hard this journey was – from the photography and camera angles to the climbers and their families and everything in between. After watching this film, I have a whole new appreciation for the people who have made this climb, along with those who have never made it back.