imageI would like to watch the biographical adventure-disaster survival thriller drama Everest which is being released on DVD ON January 18 2016. It was directed by Baltasar Kormákur and written by William Nicholson and Simon Beaufoy and is Inspired by the incredible events surrounding two different expeditions during 1996 both of whom are trying to reach the summit of Mount Everest. It stars Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes, Robin Wright, Michael Kelly, Sam Worthington, Keira Knightley, Emily Watson, and Jake Gyllenhaal.

It is set In March 1996, and features two commercial expeditions who 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.

On the summit attempt, Rob’s group departs Camp IV before dawn, planning to reach the top and turn around by 2pm, however things do not go to plan and on the way up they are beset by delays, ill health caused by the altitude and extreme cold, technical difficulties and inclement weather. Despite these setbacks they carry on regardless, but this has fatal consequences for both groups as they soon find themselves struggling for survival in increasingly hostile conditions on the mountain as the inclement weather makes rescue impossible and the night sets in and temperature plummets..

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