In March 1996, several commercial expeditions arrive at Mount Everest base camp to prepare to climb the summit. Rob Hall, who first popularized guided Everest climbs, leads Adventure Consultants. Scott Fischer is the chief guide for competitor Mountain Madness. Rob’s clients include Beck Weathers, an experienced climber; Doug Hansen, a former mailman pursuing his dream; and climbing veteran Yasuko Namba, who hopes to complete her final Seven Summits climb. Outside Magazine journalist Jon Krakauer also accompanies Rob’s group. Helen Wilton manages Rob’s base camp.
Director: Baltasar Kormákur
Main cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Brolin, Jason Clarke, John Hawkes, Michael Kelly, Emily Watson, Keira Knightley, Robin Wright
Writers: Simon Beaufoy, Lem Dobbs, Justin Isbell, Mark Medoff, William Nicholson
In association with Cross Creek Pictures, Free State Pictures, Universal Pictures, Walden Media, Working Title Films