The Climb (2007 film)

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The Climb
Written byMark Johnston
Directed byMark Johnston
StarringLaurie Skreslet
Pat Morrow
Theme music composerJim McGrath
Country of originCanada
Original language(s)English
Producer(s)Mark Johnston
CinematographyMichael Boland
Editor(s)Steve Weslak
Running time52 minutes
Production company(s)Nomad Films
Screen Door
DistributorCanadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Original release
  • October 2007 (2007-10)

The Climb is a 2007 documentary of Laurie Skreslet's return to Mount Everest after twenty-five years. On October 5, 1982, Laurie Skreslet and Pat Morrow were the first Canadians to climb Mount Everest at the cost of four dead team members.


The documentary takes Skreslet and fellow summiter Pat Morrow back to Base Camp, where they recall the traumatic and triumphant events of 1982. Pat Morrow has contracted a mystery illness that might prevent his return to the mountain. As part of the climbing party, Laurie Skreslet has brought his estranged nineteen-year-old daughter, Natasha. She has hardly seen her father in ten years. The Climb follows the events leading up to the 1982 Canadian climb of Everest. It examines the drama of the journey up the mountain as Skreslet and Morrow piece together using their emotional recollections of the events that happened twenty-five years ago, while on the trip back to Nepal and Everest's famous base camp. The film shows events as they unfolded on the mountain by using archival footage shot in 1982 while being narrated by Skreslet and Morrow.


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