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The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest

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The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest

Postby jaymz » Mon Mar 07, 2011 1:29 pm

It's playing at the IMAX in the museum of nature and science. I went this weekend and thought it was quite interesting. The guy who found Mallory's body several years ago goes back up Everest to try to climb the second step without the ladder.
Personally, I don't think Mallory and his partner could have made it to the summit considering the difficulty of the second step in addition to the bad weather.
Has anyone else seen this?

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Re: The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest

Postby SurfNTurf » Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:01 pm

Saw it two weekends ago, and it was certainly enjoyable. Eye-candy! I read recently that there's a guy going to Everest this year and trying to do the entire climb, all the way to the summit, wearing the old-fashioned gear. After watching how much Anker and the British climber (drawing a blank on the name) suffered I think he's nuts.
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Re: The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest

Postby peter303 » Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:18 pm

The late 1990s was a particularly brutal time for for Everest fans.
Nearly everyone from the 1996 disaster year had written a book and given a talk at AMC
or Tattered Cover. Except for Sandy, who I would have been curious to hear from.
Theres still a book or two every year about some aspect of Everest.

About this time of year the Everest-blog aggregaters start publishing the reports of the numerous
Spring expeditions.
Theres a special period in May when the optimal weather window opens and several hundred
people rush the summit. Its fun to monitor these at that time.

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