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IN 1999, Michael Matthews became the youngest Briton to reach the summit of Everest, but on the descent, the 22-year-old disappeare­d and was presumed dead. Now, his brother Spencer (pictured) — who shot to fame on the reality show Made In Chelsea — is setting out to try to find Michael’s body. This feature-length documentar­y follows him as, accompanie­d by an expert search team, he heads into Everest’s ‘death zone’, and what emerges is a powerful film with a moving emotional core — Spencer was only ten years old when he was told that his beloved brother had died, and there’s a genuine sense that the search will finally help him to come to terms with one of the most traumatic events of his life. But there can also be no ignoring the dangers posed by the world’s highest peak and, even though the renowned Nepalese mountainee­r Nirmal Purj — the 14-peak record holder and star of 14 Peaks: Nothing Is Impossible (Netflix) — has been enlisted to lead the expedition, Spencer sets off with the pleas of family friend Bear Grylls ringing in his ears: to make sure he returns in one piece.

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