SBS ON DEMAND
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.