Synopsis: On the morning of May 10, 1996, climbers from two commercial expeditions start their final ascent toward the summit of Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. With little warning, a violent storm strikes the mountain, engulfing the adventurers in one of the fiercest blizzards ever encountered by man. Challenged by the harshest conditions imaginable, the teams must endure blistering winds and freezing temperatures in an epic battle to survive against nearly impossible odds.
Director(s): Baltasar Kormákur
Production: Universal Pictures
  7 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
121 min

literally dying.

And I mean literally dying.

It's not called the Death Zone for nothing,


So the game is,

can we get you up to the top

and down to the bottom

before that happens?

- You sure can.

- Oh!

Beck Weathers,

ladies and gentlemen.

You might have noticed

a bit of the Lone Star State?

100% Texan right here, people.

100% Texan.

You've met Mike Groom.

I'd like to introduce

you to Andy Harris.

- Harold.

- Our other guide out of Queenstown.

Taranaki, actually,

originally. Kia ora.

Helen and the rest of the team are

already on the way up to Base Camp.

They're setting it up

for when we get there.

Today's March 30, people.

I plan on going for

the summit May 10.

It's been a lucky day for me

and Adventure Consultants

and the weather's usually

pretty stable around then.

So that means,

we have 40 days to train

your bodies and your minds

to go for it.

Now, I know there's a lot of

mountaineering experience in this room.

You wouldn't be here without it.

Stu, K2, Broad Peak.

John Taske.

1,192 meters of

Mount Kosciuszko.

And... I mean,

Yasuko Namba.

Six of the Seven Summits and the

only woman.

There you go.

Let's make it seven.

Thank you.

But Everest, though, is another beast,

another beast altogether.

That's why you're here,

isn't that right, Dougie?

Oh, yeah. Yeah.

So, listen. Tonight, that's it from me.

Eat, drink, be merry.

Tomorrow, we trek.

We good?

You ready for this?


All right, folks, hang on.


That's it, here we go, Colonel.

All right, everybody, earbuds.

Take your seats,

buckle in, everyone.

Thanks, Mike.

Do or die.

Here we go.


Can you believe it?

Bravo 270 en route,

request Bravo 410.

Keep 'em all in a nice group.

Hey, guys, take it easy.

- Yes, I'm ready.

- Ready.

We're kicking it off, let's go.

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William Nicholson

William Benedict Nicholson, OBE, FRSL is a British screenwriter, playwright, and novelist who has been nominated twice for an Oscar. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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