40 Days at Base Camp

40 Days at Base Camp

2011 (Dianne Whelan) G, 90 minutes

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 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 becoming.