Thursday, September 9, 2010

Mountain Movie

Looking for something to do in SLC.  Check out this awesome flick at the Clark Planetarium.

After an evening of slacklining a few friends and I ended the night dreaming of mountain conquests.  Ok, maybe I'm the only one that wants to climb Everest.  But in the words of George Mallory, I want to climb Everest "Because it's there."

Sir Edmund Hillary is honored with the title of the first man to have summited Everest in 1953, but almost 30 years earlier in 1924, George Mallory's attempt at the summit may have been a success.  Mallory died on the decent and there is no evidence if he reached the summit (he was last seen 800 ft from the summit before he was lost from view in the clouds).  The movie follows Conrad Anker as he attempts to determine if Mallory could have in fact reach the summit before his death. 
The filmmakers spend a lot of time developing Mallory as a character. You learn about his relationship with his wife and family and his drive to conquer Everest.
If you are a fan of the outdoors and you like mountaineering movies, you will like "The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest."

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