On the morning of May 10, 1996, climbers from two commercial expeditions start their final ascent toward the summit of Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. With little warning, a violent storm strikes the mountain, engulfing the adventurers in one of the fiercest blizzards ever encountered by man. Challenged by the harshest conditions imaginable, the teams must endure blistering winds and freezing temperatures in an epic battle to survive against nearly impossible odds.

About the film

  • Type
    Feature Film
  • National Premiere Date
    September 18, 2015, Smárabíó
  • Genre
    Thriller, Drama
  • Length
    121 min.
  • Language
    English, Russian
  • Original Title
  • International Title
  • Production Year
  • Production Countries
    United States, United Kingdom, Iceland (minority)
  • IMDB
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
  • Production Format
    Arri Alexa
  • Aspect Ratio
  • Color
  • Sound
    Dolby Digital


  • 2016
    Screen Actors Guild Awards - Award: Nominated for Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture.
  • 2016
    Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films - Award: Nominated for Best Action/Adventure Film.
  • 2016
    Jupiter Award - Award: Nominated for International Film of the Year.
  • 2016
    Visual Effects Society Awards - Award: Nominated for Best Visual Effects.
  • 2015
    Camerimage - Award: Nominated for 3-D Film of the Year.
  • 2015
    Satellite Awards - Award: Nominated for Best Visual Effects.