Written August 30, 2010
If you like mountaineering, even from your armchair, this is the best movie i've seen illustrating Mt. Everest and the North Face, and how difficult this climb really is. Conrad Anker does a marvelous job of narrating this adventure, and the camera work is fabulous. i would have liked another half hour of scenery and the climb, but it's great as it is. The fact that Anker and his climbing partner wore the same kind of clothing and apparatus as Mallory and Irvine demonstrates just how tough these people were. We couldn't do it today. Thank you for such a wonderful movie!!! i was transfixed throughout the entire 95 minutes!
Written February 18, 2013
I enjoyed this documentary. After helping discover George Mallory's remains on Mount Everest in 1999 (Mallory and partner Sandy Irvine went missing on Everest in 1924 -- after being last seen early in the afternoon, heading toward the summit), world-class climber Conrad Anker aimed to climb Everest with 1920's era equipment, to see if Mallory and Irvine might have been able to reach the summit.
A haunting story, and a fascinating documentary.
Written August 07, 2010
This was a really nice film—great to see on the big screen for it's subject matter. The stories were really interesting. I have a whole new appreciation for Mallory and Irvine.
One very high 'note' was the music. It was excellent and more interesting than what you would normally see in a documentary of that nature.
Cinematography was impressive at times, but I guess I would have liked to have seen more interesting footage of everest. Given the challenges facing the crew, it's probably moot.