An international team of climbers ascends Mt. Everest in the spring of 1996. The film depicts their lengthy preparations for the climb, their trek to the summit, and their successful return to Base Camp. It also shows many of the challenges the group faced, including avalanches, lack of oxygen, treacherous ice walls, and a deadly blizzard.
- Liam Neeson.....HimselfNarrator
- Lhakpa Dorji.....Summit Team, sherpa
- Dorje Sherpa.....Summit Team, sherpa
- Ed Viesturs.....Summit Team Leader, USA
- Muktu Lhakpa Sherpa.....Summit Team, sherpa
- Thilen Sherpa.....Summit Team, sherpa