“Everest” Beautifully Depicts 1996 Accident, but Doesn’t Do It Justice

By Reuben Schafir

CatlinSpeak (Portland, Oregon)

Director Baltasar Kormakur’s  latest film, “Everest,” offers a “based-on-a-true-story” version of the 1996 accident on Mt. Everest, when eight people were killed in a single storm.

The accident is most widely known due to Jon Krakauer’s 1997 book “Into Thin Air,” in which he describes his personal experience on the mountain.

The film, which is not based on Krakauer’s book, is rooted in reality but wanders away from the accepted facts.

The film’s trailer can be viewed here


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