Lost on Everest – Documentary
Category – Television – Airing on June 30, 2020 on National Geographic
Content – in 1924, George Mallory and Sandy Irvine set out to conquer the highest elevation in the world, Mount Everest. But on June 8, 1924, just 800 feet from the summit, neither man was ever seen again. Did they make the summit and die on the way down? Irvine was equipped with a camera, and it seems that camera will hold the answer to that very question. An exploration team went up the mountain in 1999 to search for these men, and unbelievably found Mallory. But to their despair, no Irvine and no camera. Thom Pollard and Mark Synnott set out once again in 2019 to search for Sandy Irvine. If they can find him and that camera, maybe these two men were actually the first to climb Mount Everest! Amongst many trials and tribulations, the spirit of the climbers will forever rest within this mountain. A truly remarkable documentary of these two men, and the treacherous beast within Mount Everest. This scores a 9 out of 10.
Acting – While documentaries are not acting, there is something to be said about the people making the films. There is very little footage from 1924, and certainly no account directly from the late Mallory and Irvine. But Thom Pollard and Mark Synnott’s passion to discover the truth is compelling. Score is 8.5 out of 10.
Duration – 1 hr special that airs on National Geographic. It’s surprising that they can get everything into an hour that you need for this documentary, but they do. This gets a 9 out of 10.
TOTAL INDEX for Lost on Everest – 26.5 out of 30
Recommended Watch – I would recommend everyone watch this documentary! I had no idea these two men attempted this unbelievable feat in 1924, and this film in just incredible to take in!