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This sober­ing, re­veal­ing and ap­pre­cia­bly raw Aus­tralian doc­u­men­tary presents a very dif­fer­ent pic­ture of what we gen­er­ally as­sume oc­curs up on Mount Ever­est dur­ing peak climb­ing pe­ri­ods. Film­maker Jen­nifer Pee­dom hap­pened to be there on the spot in April 2014 when an avalanche claimed the lives of sev­eral climbers and their lo­cal guides. It is the in­ci­dent’s im­pact on the Sherpa peo­ple — the indige­nous group whose mas­tery of the moun­tain’s many dan­gers is in­tri­cately en­twined with their fam­ily val­ues and spir­i­tual be­liefs — that is Pee­dom’s prin­ci­pal fo­cus here. Highly rec­om­mended.

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