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Title: Video o/t month March: Everest, in the footsteps of legends
Post by: 7summits on Feb 14 2003, 21:52
Stuart Peacock: "Everest, In the footsteps of legends".
(http://7summits.com/pix/books/stu-everest-cover.jpg)

Stuart Peacock was a member of a commercial Everest NRidge expedition and brought his handicam; from all the footage taken he created this videotape.

It shows the entire journey: through the streets of Kathmandu, over the dry roads of Nepal and Tibet, in BC, ABC and up to the summit.
Stu is not professional cameraman as many shots are shaky or pan too fast. I was a bit scared when I saw that the video tape was 3 hours long (ever watched a 3 hour homevideo? ;)). But the footage is about 80 minutes, the editing is not Imax quality and the voiceover sometimes a bit too dry. But if you can just watch past this then you will see one of the most complete overviews of the NR climbs I have ever seen, including amazing shots of the way to North col, the ridge, the 3 steps (never saw this so clearly before) and the summit!
While the part until BC is just another homemovie that does not come close to a professional expedition film, from ABC it exceeds most of the big budget stuff.
 
Might be too amateuristic for some people, but anyone seriously interested in climbing the North Ridge of Everest should watch this video too see what it's like.

- Running time: approx 80 minutes, private production,
- A sample clip and ordering fo via http://www.everestvideo.co.uk (http://www.everestvideo.co.uk).
- available in VHS PAL/NTSC/SECAM & DVD-R PAL/NTSC
- The price is 15 + P&P