High and Hallowed: Everest 1963

David Morton, Jake Norton, Jim Aikman | 2013 | 48 min.

2014 Official Selection

High and Hallowed: Everest 1963 is the deeper story of the greatest Himalayan climb in American mountaineering history. Profiling the bold and visionary efforts of the 1963 American Mount Everest Expedition and narrated by bestselling author and Everest veteran  Jon Krakauer, the film examines the sheer commitment  and lasting impact of the first American ascent of Mt. Everest and the pioneering first ascent of the West Ridge by Tom Hornbein and Willi Unsoeld. Five decades later, High and Hallowed journeys back to Everest to discover if the essence of risk, adventure and the unknown that drew the first Americans to the summit still exists on Everest today.