Tuesday, August 3, 2010

The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest

Opening this weekend, The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest brings to screen the last days of adventurer and Mount Everest climber George Mallory – the man who may or may not have been the first to scale the world’s most highest peak. After disappearing 800 feet from the summit in 1924, Mallory’s body was never found – until present-day climber Conrad Anker discovered it, frozen and intact, 75 years later.

Linking the past with the present, The Wildest Dream recounts Anker’s efforts to scale Everest in precisely the same fashion as Mallory – with authentic equipment and clothing – to see if Mallory could indeed have made it to the top. Sifting through clues left by Mallory, some of which have only come to light with the discovery of his body, Anker and his team attempt to solve the mystery of Mallory’s death and grant him the accolades that he may well be due.

Narrated by actor Liam Neeson, The Wildest Dream will be released in both 35 mm and giant screen formats. It will include never-before-seen archival footage combined with the grandeur of present-day Everest.

The film is set to open across the U.S. on August 6th.

Below are two film clips of the movie. The first is the official trailer:



The second clip takes a look into the Himalayan superstitions that surround Everest, and the warnings that Mallory received from monks living in the area that implored him not to go. They told him that they feared something bad would happen to him....




Jeff
HikingintheSmokys.com

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