The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest

Date: April / 18 / 2010 + Comments: 0

Accompany present-day adventurer Conrad Anker as he recreates the 1924 ascent of George Mallory to the top of Mount Everest to solve a 75-year old mystery.

Mount Everest is the highest mountain on Earth above sea level, and the highest point on the Earth’s continental crust, as measured by the height above sea level of its summit, 8,848 metres (29,029 ft). The mountain, which is part of the Himalaya range in Asia, is located on the border between Sagarmatha Zone, Nepal, and Tibet, China.

scale trip Monte Everest

THE WILDEST DREAM (A National Geographic Documentary) brings to the giant 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 worlds most challenging 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.

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Post author: Daniel Semper

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