In 1953 Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached the summit of the world in an act that symbolized everything good about human co-operation and courage. Sixty years later, an ugly confrontation high up the mountain between Western climbers and a mob of angry Sherpas makes global news. What’s going on up there?
Sherpa follows an Everest ascent from the perspective of the Sherpas for the first time. Through their eyes, we experience the politics and pressure of climbing the mountain and explore the tensions that resulted in the so-called ‘brawl’ at 23,000 feet.
While not condoned by the USNWC, guests should be advised that this film may feature strong language and adult themes which may not be appropriate for younger children.
- When: Friday, May 26th
- Time: 8:29 pm (projected sunset on May 26th)
- Run Time: 1 hour 36 minutes
- Cost: Free and open to the public
- Weather: This event will proceed rain or shine
- Location: River Jam Stage