Sherpa

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"Some Live to Climb. They Climb to Live."
  • NR
  • 2015
  • 1 hr 36 min
  • 7.6  (4,826)
  • 93

Sherpa examines the evolving of the sherpa way of life, who they are and why they climb. It examines the story of Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary and how Norgay developed a mountaineering school. It shows how the sherpa became a sought after guide for westerners wanting to climb the mountain. In 2013, news spread around the world of a fight between European climbers and sherpas from another climb over climbing etiquette. In an effort to see what was transpiring on the mountain, a documentary film crew ascended Mount Everest to try and capture the 2014 climbing season from the sherpas perspective to bring their story into the mainstream. On April 18, 2014, at precisely 6:45 a.m. seracs failed and caused an ice avalanche that killed 16 Nepalese guides in the climbing route known as the Khumbu icefall. Thirteen bodies were found but the other three were never recovered due to the danger the expedition would pose. This is to date the worst tragedy that has occurred on Mount Everest. This tragedy forced the re-examination of the role of sherpa in the Everest climbing industry. Sherpa examines in depth the trials and struggles of life as a Sherpa and their relationship with the mountain they call Chomolungma.

Sherpa
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Sherpa examines the evolving of the sherpa way of life, who they are and why they climb. It examines the story of Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary and how Norgay developed a mountaineering school. It shows how the sherpa became a sought after guide for westerners wanting to climb the mountain. In 2013, news spread around the world of a fight between European climbers and sherpas from another climb over climbing etiquette. In an effort to see what was transpiring on the mountain, a documentary film crew ascended Mount Everest to try and capture the 2014 climbing season from the sherpas perspective to bring their story into the mainstream.

On April 18, 2014, at precisely 6:45 a.m. seracs failed and caused an ice avalanche that killed 16 Nepalese guides in the climbing route known as the Khumbu icefall. Thirteen bodies were found but the other three were never recovered due to the danger the expedition would pose. This is to date the worst tragedy that has occurred on Mount Everest. This tragedy forced the re-examination of the role of sherpa in the Everest climbing industry. Sherpa examines in depth the trials and struggles of life as a Sherpa and their relationship with the mountain they call Chomolungma.

Sherpa is a 2015 documentary with a runtime of 1 hour and 36 minutes. It has received outstanding reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.6 and a MetaScore of 93.

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  • Release Date
    2015
  • MPAA Rating
    NR
  • Runtime
    1 hr 36 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    7.6  (4,826)
  • Metascore
    93