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Tells the story of how, in the face of fierce opposition, the Sherpas united in grief and anger to reclaim the mountain they call Chomolungma.

The critical consensus

This smart, thoughtful documentary records what happened in the commercial climbing industry after an avalanche killed 16 on the world’s highest peak.

****(*)Henry Barnes, The Guardian, 17/12/2015

Peedom has created a hard-hitting, wide-ranging documentary that captures a sense of the vital issues that will determine the future of Everest and the local communities.

****(*)Allan Hunter, The List, 14/12/2015

Jennifer Peedom shows the reality of the raught relationship between Sherpas and the western climbers who employ them.

****(*)Geoffrey MacNab, The Independent, 17/12/2015

Peedom blends visual spectacle with moral dilemmas creating a hard-hitting film.

****(*)Allan Hunter, Daily Express, 18/12/2015

Refocused on the hoof after the catastrophic 2014 earthquakes, Jennifer Peedom's film pulls no punches in exploring the culture and work of this unheralded group, as well as their frequent exploitation by Westerners.

****(*)Patrick Peters, Empire Online, 15/12/2015

A gripping account of changing attitudes among Sherpa climbers on the world’s highest peak in the wake of the 2014 disaster.

****(*)Mark Kermode, The Observer, 20/12/2015

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

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