• Tagline: The Most Dangerous Place On Earth
• Director: Baltasar Kormákur
• Writers: Simon Beaufoy, Lem Dobbs, Mark Medoff
• Release Date: 18 September 2015 (USA)
• MPAA Rating: PG-13
• Parents Guide: View content advisory for parents
• Genre: Adventure | Drama | Thriller
• Runtime: 121 min
• Box Office #s: Here

A hiking expedition on Mt. Everest is devastated by a severe snow storm.

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Cast Highlights

• Josh Brolin … Beck Weathers
• Martin Henderson … Andy Harris
• Jason Clarke … Rob Hall


  • The film is be based on various books about the 1996 Mt Everest disaster, including Jon Krakauer’s “Into Thin Air”, and interviews with survivors.
  • Christian Bale was attached to play the role of Rob Hall, but left to appear in Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) instead. Director Baltasar Kormákur subsequently decided to transform the film to an ensemble version of the story.
  • This movie is based on the worst disaster to ever occur in the Mount Everest region in Nepal but a striking coincidence occurred when this movie was being shot in Nepal. An avalanche on April 18, 2014 killed 16 people on Everest and the casualty was higher than the 1996 disaster which this movie is based on. The shooting had to be postponed and the disaster took the most lives ever taken in an Everest Disaster mostly Sherpas (all Nepalese) who were preparing ground work for the upcoming climbing season.
  • A consultant on the movie, survivor Lou Kasischke, published his account of the Everest tragedy in his book, “After the Wind.”
  • Jason Clarke replaced Christian Bale in both this film and Terminator Genysis
  • Robin Wright and Michael Kelly are co-stars in the netflix series House of Cards
  • Jason Clarke and Sam Worthington have both starred in a Terminator film. Sam Worthington who starred in Terminator: Salvation (2009) and Jason Clarke who starring in Terminator: Genisys (2015).
  • Although they share no scenes together, this is Jason Clarke’s second collaboration with Josh Brolin since Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010)
  • This story and some stylized scenes were also borrowed from the 1998 IMAX film also titled “Everest.”
  • The fourth movie starring Keira Knightley, with a soundtrack composed by Dario Marianelli. Previous movies were Pride & Prejudice, Atonement and Anna Karenina.
  • Þráinn Sigvaldason was set to be in this film but couldn’t make it.
  • Interestingly the year of the film’s release (2015) also saw the first year since 1974 where nobody successfully reached the summit.
  • Jason Clarke also plays John Connor in _Terminator Genisys (2015)_. In the Terminator saga, John Connor’s mother is Sarah Connor. In Everest (2015), Rob Hall want to name his unborn daughter Sarah.


Rob Hall: Human beings simply aren’t built to function at the cruising altitudes of a seven-forty-seven.

Rob Hall: You my friends are following in the very footsteps of history…

Scott Fischer: Sit down man, acclimatize.

Rob Hall: Our bodies will be literally dying

Rob Hall: Our bodies will be literally dying

Rob Hall: Everest is another beast altogether