Everest: Conquering Thin Air 3D
In the spring of 2007 Xtreme Everest was joined by a film crew from MacGillivray Freeman Films as we undertook our Caudwell Xtreme Everest expedition.
The film crew was not a stranger to Everest, having been before in 1996 to film the story of the 15 climbers who tragically lost their lives in the deadliest season ever on the mountain. The resulting film Everest, became the highest grossing giant screen documentary film of all time. Based on this success MacGillivray Freeman Films were looking for their next challenge on the mountain. This came in the shape of Xtreme Everest and their endeavour to undertaking life saving medical experiments at altitude looking at hypoxia (low levels of oxygen), that have led to life changing results in patients in intensive care.
The film crew managed to capture not only the expedition, but life at Everest base camp including our laboratories, the rescue of three injured climbers and the Xtreme Everest team as they climbed to the summit of Everest. Boasting the first ever IMAX® aerials of the team summiting Mt. Everest and the never seen before footage of the team attempting to test at the summit of Everest, the film is sure to follow in the footsteps of Everest.
The film is scheduled for release in 2016, and Xtreme Everest will keep you updated on a release date. For more information about the film and blog entries made during filming visit the Everest: Conquering Thin Air 3D website