Basecamp: 40 Days on Everest DVD (Director’s Cut)
At 18,000 feet (5,400 m) above sea level and over the course of 40 days last spring, documentary filmmaker Dianne Whelan immersed herself in the challenging and captivating world of Base Camp at Mt. Everest. With spectacular footage of the Himalaya as a backdrop, 40 DAYS AT BASE CAMP is an intriguing and intimate portrayal of three climbing teams and their journey to the world’s highest peak. This feature-length documentary inserts a knife through the heart of the Everest myth with stories of climbers being interwoven with daily life at Base Camp, the history of the mountain and the devastating effect of climate change on the ecology of the area. 40 DAYS AT BASE CAMP provides a modern take on the transformation of Mt. Everest from what was once a revered, sacred space to the mountain theme park it is sadly becoming.