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Movie: The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest
Posted by: avatarsjc
Rating: Excellent
Before this movie, I thought Sir Edmund Hillary was the first to reach the top of Everest. But in 1924, George Mallory was seen a few hundred feet below the peak, then clouds obscured the view. They said he couldn't have made it to the top because you couldn't get past the second step without modern climbing gear, and it couldn't be free-climbed. Conrad Anker proved that wrong in the movie, doing it for the National Geographic cameraman. The movie doesn't seem like a documentary and should be released as a thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat, as the skilled filming makes you feel like you are the climber. The way the story is presented, back and forth, 1924 and now, made me feel like Anker was just like George Mallory. I want to see it again on an IMAX screen. Anker gives other compelling evidence that made me believe George Mallory was the first. A   

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