UK｜2019｜VR360｜Colour｜11 min｜English｜Chinese subtitles｜Documentary | General Audience
＊Program B includes “Everest VR – The Movie Experience” and “1st Step” You can watch both films with one ticket.
On the 30th April 2017 world-famous climber, Ueli Steck died on Mount Nuptse whilst acclimatizing for one of his biggest climbs yet – climbing both Mount Everest and Mount Lhotse without the use of bottled oxygen.
A year later, Ueli’s close friends Jon Griffith and Sherpa Tenji attempted to finish off his project. Tenji would try the climb without bottled oxygen whilst internationally award-winning cameraman Griffith captured the story in 8K 3D Ambisonic Audio Virtual Reality.
Only 175 people have ever stood on earth’s highest point without the use of bottled oxygen; more people have been in to space than have accomplished this feat. Whilst Sherpa Tenji has already summited Everest without the use of bottled oxygen before, would he have what it takes to do it again? Follow him as he climbs higher and higher into the Death Zone, an area that contains so little oxygen that his body cannot survive for long; it’s a race against time.
A highly accomplished Alpinist and VR cameraman, Jon continues to shoot what has never been shot before. This high level of expertise has made him one of the most sought after creatives and producers in his industry, embarking on pioneering ascents to visually document expeditions in the Alps, Patagonia, Alaska and the Himalayas.
He is a master of filming in extreme conditions and at high altitudes and his skill as a climber as well as his vision behind the lens have led him to explore some of the planet’s most remote peaks and document the world’s best mountain athletes.
At 28 years old TENJI is already one of the most accomplished climbers in the country. He has climbed Everest 4 times and in 2012 he summited Mt Everest without the use of bottled oxygen. Tenji is part of a growing number of Nepalese Sherpas who are breaking out of the mould of traditional Sherpa work and showing the world that they can climb just as well, if not better, than a lot of their Western counterparts. In early 2019 he completed his International Mountain Guide Qualification.