Based on a true story, Everest chronicles one of the last ‘pure climbs’ before the mountain was over-run by corporate sponsorship and commerciality. An eclectic and combative mix of characters go to climb the world’s tallest and most historic peak. Laurie Skreslit has just lost is best friend in a climbing accident that he believes was his fault. As the expedition treks through the dramatic Nepalese countryside toward Everest, angry conflicts between the expedition leaders do little to reassure the deep doubts Laurie has about climbing and the guilt he feels over his friend’s death. It’s a story of triumph over adversity as Laurie digs deep inside to find the courage and determination to carry on his quest in a final desperate bid for the summit. Everest is an incredible adventure of man against one of the most terrifying and exhilarating forces of nature on the planet.