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    Ode to Sagarmatha - a film on the ascent of Everest (Part-1)

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    The trek up to the Base Camp of Mt. Everest (Sagarmatha / Chomolongma) in Nepal, goes through the Sagarmatha National Park, and some fantastic wild mountain country. The tourist route itself is rather well-trodden, but the landscape around is wild. This is the approach march taken by climbers on the Indian Army Everest Expedition in 2000. The trek up to the Base Camp of Mt. Everest (Sagarmatha / Chomolongma) in Nepal, goes through the Sagarmatha National Park, and some fantastic wild mountain country. The tourist route itself is rather well-trodden, but the landscape around is wild. This is the approach march taken by climbers on the Indian Army Everest Expedition in 2000. Not another Everest expedition, you would say! But this footage has unique and interesting footage, and sub-stories. We have footage on the visually-impaired climber who summitted this summer. We have footage of Babu Chherri Sherpa, who climbed Everest eleven times before he died, a few days after our interview. He also holds the record for the fastest ascent of Everest (under 17 hours!) and the maximum length of time spent at the summit (some 21 hours!). A lot of similar interesting stories, apart from the main storyline of the Army ascent of Everest, which resulted in eleven climbers atop the summit. Shot on Digi Beta and three 3 DV cameras, between March and June 2001. Over 40 hours of footage!

    This footage is part of the professionally-shot stock footage archive of Wilderness Films India Ltd., the largest collection of imagery from South Asia. The Wilderness Films India collection comprises of thousands of hours of high quality broadcast imagery, mostly shot on HDCAM 1080i High Definition, HDV and Digital Betacam. Write to us for licensing this footage on a broadcast format, for use in your production! We pride ourselves in bringing the best of India and South Asia to the world... wfi @ vsnl.com and admin@wildfilmsindia.com.