Coming February 2022 to IMAX® and Giant Screen Theaters
Digitally remastered in 16k resolution
One of the greatest adventures of all time
Hailed as one of the greatest human adventures ever filmed for IMAX® and giant screen theaters, Everest is the dramatic, true story of an expedition of four climbers on their journey to the summit of Mount Everest, just days after the infamous 1996 tragedy in which eight climbers lost their lives in a deadly storm, a story chronicled in Jon Krakauer’s best-selling book Into Thin Air. It is also the story of the world’s tallest mountain and the Sherpa culture and tradition that permeates the Everest experience. Originally released in 1998 to blockbuster success and now digitally remastered in 16k resolution, Everest is above all else a story of triumph over adversity and of the true power and resilience of the human spirit.
“What the large-format IMAX screen was made for: a breathtaking climb to the top of Mount Everest that reveals the world’s highest mountain in all of its awesome, perilous grandeur.”
— Entertainment Weekly
“Everest…is not only a visually glorious and absorbing film and a story of hope and hubris; it is also an amazing feat of filmmaking.”
— The New York Times
Filming on Mount Everest
When the Everest filmmakers set out to take an IMAX camera to the top of Mount Everest, everyone said it was impossible. Every extra ounce of weight a climber carries reduces vital stores of energy and adds to the risk of failure or death. But on May 23, 1996, filmmakers David Breashears, Robert Schauer, and a team of Sherpas recorded the first-ever IMAX images from the summit of Mount Everest, resulting in some of the most spectacular images ever seen on the giant screen.
Invite your students to have a learning experience they won’t forget! Book a field trip to see Everest and become immersed in the geography, history, social studies and other key school curriculum aligned with this special place. Download the Educator Guide for hands-on activities and schedule your field trip now by contacting your local IMAX theater for information about special group programs.