Peter Mortimer, Josh Lowell, Zachary Barr, Nick Rosen (USA)
High Tension
Language
English with German subtitles
Dauer
40 min
Director
Peter Mortimer, Josh Lowell, Zachary Barr, Nick Rosen (USA)
Category
People & Cultures
Mount Everest made headlines around the world in 2013 when it was reported that Ueli Steck and Simone Moro, the strongest duo in alpinism, were attacked by a crowd of angry sherpas at Camp 2 while attempting a cutting edge new route on the highest -- and most crowded -- mountain in the world. Fearing for their lives, the climbers fled the mountain, and the incident sparked a flurry of gasps and angry recrimination: sherpas, western climbers, guiding companies, even the legendary mountain itself were pounded with criticism from all sides. Amidst the bizarre event, the film team was embedded with the climbing team and given an exclusive look at what happened that day, and why.