I recently saw a document film called Farther Than the Eye Can See Serac Adventure Films20032003-01-01Blind climber Erik Weihenmayer and his team's highly successful ascent of Mount Everest along with four other remarkable milestones on the mountain. Time magazine called this the most successful Everest expedition of all time.Michael BrownErik Weihenmayer; Eric Alexander; Sherman Bull; Steve Gipe; Didrik Johnck; Pasquale ScaturroAdventure; Documentaryhttp://www.mountainsoftravelphotos.com/ReferenceImagesF/Farther%20Than%20The%20Eye%20Can%20See%20DVD%20-%20Erik%20Weihenmayer%20On%20Everest%20Summit%20Ridge%20May%2025,%202001.jpgplugin://plugin.video.youtube/?action=play_video&videoid=JnR2dpLnS14tt0471697281190 It’s a true story about blind climber summiting Everest. I have to say I was scared when watching him cross numerous crevasses using unstable ladders in Khumbu Icefall. Somebody once said that many of the most incredible feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they are impossible. After seeing the doc, I must admit there might be some truth to it.
Keeping to the theme, I was wondering whatever happened to Stephen Daldry’s film Everest. It’s filmatization of infamous 1996 incident on Everest (you know, that “Into Thin Air” deal)? The crew went to summit Everest few years back with several elite climbers acting as stuntmen (David Breashears, Ed Viesturs and Veikka Gustafsson among them). Gotta admire the strive for authentity.