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Into Thin Air: Death on Everest (1997)

An adaptation of Jon Krakauer's best selling book, "Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster". It attempts to recreate the disastrous events that took place during the ... See full summary »

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An adaptation of Jon Krakauer's best selling book, "Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster". It attempts to recreate the disastrous events that took place during the Mount Everest climb on May 10, 1996. It also follows Krakauer and portrays what he was going through while climbing the mountain. Written by <Tronsark@juno.com>

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The long-range view of Mt. Everest, shown several times during the film, is the north face, on the Chinese side of the mountain. The expeditions climbed via the "Hillary Route," on the Southern (Nepalese) side. See more »

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Referenced in The Great Indoors: The Explorers' Club (2017) See more »

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Does injustice to the actual events
5 November 1998 | by See all my reviews

What happened on Everest in 1996 is a tragic and compelling story, a true human drama. Unfortunately this made-for-tv movie takes only the most cursory approach to addressing the magnitude of the occurrences, relying on the most loose and superficial portrayal of specific events (events which are the subject of intense controversy still). To claim the character portrayals are shallow is to be generous - there is no character established at all, particularly disappointing given that these were real people, not fictional creations. It's an old line, but highly applicable here: read the book instead.


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