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Who may ascend?

‘Everest – is the most dangerous place on earth.’

Crossing the Culture Angeline Liles
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Jason Clarke and Jake Gyllenhaal in the movie | photo: Universal Pictures

The events of May 1996 have been told and retold through biography, photography and documentary. September 2015 saw the release of Baltasar Kormákur’s directorial retelling of a team of climbers in their attempt to conquer the highest peak in the world. Amongst its cast are Josh Brolin, Keira Knightley and Robin Wright, but it is Everest itself that maintains centre stage. Visually impressive and engrossing, the film clearly displays human approaches to creation, beauty and achievement.