The Climb: The Real Story Behind Canada's 1982 Conquest of Everest

 
9781552599921: The Climb: The Real Story Behind Canada's 1982 Conquest of Everest
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On October 5th, 1982, Laurie Skreslet scaled more than twenty-nine thousand feet to become the first Canadian on Mount Everest. For Canadians, it was moment of unadulterated pride. For Skreslet and his fellow climbers, it was a triumph littered with bitterness, broken relationships and the bodies of four dead men. This remarkable documentary traces the build-up to the 1982 Canadian climb of Everest, tracks the drama of the journey up the mountain, and follows Skreslet and Morrow as they piece together their recollections during an emotional trip back to Nepal and Everest's storied base camp.

Special features:

- CBC Interview with Laurie Skreslet and John Amatt (1982)

- Interview with Lloyd Gallagher, John Amatt, Bruce Patterson (2006)

- CBC Journal Interviews: Everest Abandoned, Everest Survivors, Everest: The Canadian Expedition (1982)

- Trailer

- Photo Gallery

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