Competition Time! (5)

Posted Tuesday 02 Aug 2016


A film about the Everest climbing season 2014 from the Sherpa point of view, including the tragic avalanche and its aftermath. Thanks to Trigger Marketing we have some giveaways for you!

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We have 2 x DVDs to giveaway to this exciting and revealing doco which was produced by NZer Bridget Ikin.

Watch the trailer below and answer this question: How many Sherpas have died on Everest?

Answers email only to with answer in the subject line- by 5 pm Friday August 5.

About the film: In 2013, the world's media reported on a shocking mountain-high brawl as European climbers fled a mob of angry Sherpas.  Director Jennifer Peedom and her team set out to uncover the cause of this altercation, intending to film the 2014 climbing season from the Sherpas' point of view. Instead, they captured Everest's greatest tragedy, when a huge block of ice crashed down onto the climbing route, killing 16 Sherpas. For the Himalayan workers repeatedly traversing the mountain carrying supplies, the risk of this hazardous endeavor is multiplied.

This stunning documentary, shot by high-altitude cinematographer Renan Ozturk, explores the unequal relationship between cashed-up foreign expeditions and their guides. It is also a story of family and tradition, as exemplified by Phurba Tashi Sherpa, an experienced climber at the heart of this commanding film.

"Large, Beautiful and Captivating" - The Guardian

" Emotionally absorbing" - NY Times

View the trailer here: