“Everest” is a solid film, a visual beauty like the mountain itself, but doesn’t cut as deep as you would hope in terms of the narrative line. If you really want to dig into the real story, read Jon Krakauer’s “Into Thin Air,” which chronicles this exact event in much more vivid detail.
I just find it difficult to have much empathy for over-privileged and under-trained people thinking they can pay their way to the top of the world’s highest peak.
There’s a reason it’s dangerous, and because of that, only experts should even attempt it. The true story is the all-mighty dollar is too compelling, even for the so-called expert guides.
As for the Sherpa? Well, they’re basically ignored in this film…only first world problems explored here, folks, move along.
Interestingly enough, Krakauer doesn’t get any writing credit, so the source of the material must have come from a different place. Possibly just ripped from the headlines.
Rating (out of five Whistles, five being the best): Three Whistles