The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest

An amazing true story of love, courage and destiny at the top of the world

An expedition team retraces the steps of legendary British explorer George Mallory in his perilous quest to reach the summit of Mount Everest.

Title: The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest

Released: 2009

Runtime: 1 x 90

In 1924 mountaineer George Mallory was torn between love for his wife Ruth, and his obsession with the last great adventure left to man: becoming the first person to reach the summit of the untouched Mount Everest. Dressed in gabardine and wearing hobnailed boots, Mallory risked everything in pursuit of his dream, but was last seen alive 800 feet below the summit.

After discovering Mallory’s body on Everest in 1999, modern climber Conrad Anker’s life became intertwined with Mallory’s story. Remarkably, Mallory’s body was found with all his belongings intact – the only thing missing was a photograph of Ruth, which Mallory had promised to place on the summit. Haunted by Mallory’s story, Conrad now returns to Everest to discover the truth about this compelling and gilded man from a bygone era and to unravel the mysteries surrounding his disappearance.

This theatrical feature documentary, narrated by Liam Neeson and featuring the voices  of Ralph Fiennes, Natasha Richardson, Hugh Dancy and Alan Rickman, combines dramatic reconstructions to piece together the mysterious tale of Mallory – one of love, glory and tragedy.

 

Awards

Boulder International Film Festival

Best Adventure Film

GSCA

Best Film Produced Non-exclusively for Giant Screen

A breathtaking docudrama... spectacular footage

Bloomberg

Spectacular... Awe-inspiring shots

Variety

With startling high-altitude photography and archive footage there's plenty to appreciate’

Empire

Mixes the heroism of Chariots of Fire with the suspense of Touching the Void

The Sunday Times