On the 52nd anniversary of the first American Mt. Everest expedition, XTreme Video and Vimeo on Demand are releasing “High and Hallowed: Everest 1963”, a homage to the daring few early Everest pioneers.
Created and directed by David Morton and Jake Norton, this climbing documentary will be made exclusively available on Vimeo On Demand for 30 days. It's available to buy or rent at Vimeo.com/ondemand/handh with part of the film proceeds being donated to relief efforts in Nepal.
The film portrays the deeper story of the greatest Himalayan climb in American mountaineering history. Profiling the bold and visionary efforts of the 1963 American Mount Everest Expedition, the film examines the sheer commitment, step-by-step struggle and lasting impact of the first American ascent of Mount Everest and the pioneering first ascent of the West Ridge by Tom Hornbein and Willi Unsoeld. Five decades later, “High and Hallowed” journeys back to Everest to discover if the essence of risk, adventure and the unknown that drew the first Americans to the summit still exists on Everest today.
WHAT THE PRESS SAYS
“If you haven’t seen this film yet, do yourself a favour and watch….” - The Unofficial Networks.
“The film looks absolutely spectacular and I can't wait to hear more about it after it makes its debut.” - The Adventure Blog
FESTIVAL NOMINATIONS & AWARDS
• Torello Mountain Film Festival BBVA 2013: Best Mountain Film
• Boulder International Film Festival 2014: Best Colorado Film
• Boulder Adventure Film 2013: Best Climbing Film
• New Hampshire Film Festival 2013: Best Short Documentary
• Mt. Hood Independent Film Festival 2013: Best Short Documentary
• Durango Independent Film Festival: Jury Commendation
• Berg Abenteuer Film Festival 2013: Honorable Mention, Alpine Documentation
NARRATED BY JON KRAKAUER & STARRING WORLD FAMOUS CLIMBERS
Successful writer and Everest veteran, Jon Krakauer climbed Mt. Everest in 1996, but a storm took the lives of four of the five teammates who reached the summit with him. Writing and documenting stories for prestigious media, he is the ideal explorer to narrate this adventure on top of the world. The documentary is starring world best and legendary adventurers including, Norman Dyhrenfurth, Barry Bishop, Rienhold Messner, Steve House, Doug Scott, Ed Viesturs to name of few.
48 mins / HD / Documentary / 2013 / English language / Available with French, German and Spanish subtitles