Everest

Everest (2015)

Everest first published by Sight & Sound, November 2015 Review: “Because it’s there.” This, reportedly, was George Mallory’s laconic response, pitched somewhere between jocular dismissal and rugged existentialism, to the question, “Why do you want to climb Mount Everest?”. Mallory disappeared, less than 250m from Everest’s summit, in 1924. In Baltasar Kormákur’s Everest, these three words are…