The top of Mt. Everest calls only to the most daring and determined of individuals who are convinced that dreams can be realized through incredible effort and risk. Everest is the story of amazing achievements, taking audiences on an inspirational and spell-binding ascent with an international team of climbers who found hope, beauty and triumph in the wake of tragedy.
Narrated by Liam Neeson, this film tells the dramatic true story of the Everest Expedition’s journey to the summit, just days after the infamous 1996 tragedy in which eight climbers lost their lives in a deadly storm. Over creaking ice falls, across quaking chasms, up dangerous, towering cliffs, through a harrowing rescue of fellow mountaineers, and into the mystical danger zone of oxygen-thin altitude, the IMAX camera team maintains the spirit of determination, optimism and camaraderie that leads to miraculous achievements.
Everest is filled with fascinating information about how this mountain was formed and continues to evolve, how high-altitude challenges a climber’s physical and mental capabilities, and how Sherpa culture and tradition permeates the Mount Everest experience. Everest is also a rich, dramatic story about the relationship between a group of daring human beings and the mountain they love, respect and sometimes fear.