Palisades79 wrote:Saw "The Widest Dream" in San Francisco last evening. It is very good , is low-keyed compared to most recent Everest t.v. and movie shows, and has outstanding views of the Second Step from different angles.I now think that in Noel Odell's last sighting of Mallory & Finch they were ascending the Second Step as he first thought.
Does anyone know whether Mallory had any pitons with him ?
When they get there, Houlding gets cock-blocked
Anker and Houlding did carry O2, though Anker didn't use it during the actual climbing of the second step.Props to the boys, though, for doing it without sucking Os
And I disagree with Natreb about the period clothes and gear, as Walter Bonatti said "No mountain worth one's life"
nartreb wrote: Houlding provided most of the best moments of the film: as a newbie to high altitude, he did a much better job of verbalizing his experience re: cold, lack of breath, etc.
By the way, Anker not only used cams and pitons to climb the step, he also carried up a block of wood just to protect (in combination with a cam) the wide crack to the left of the step. (you can see the block hanging from his neck in a scene just below the step.) That cam-wood stack is what caught him when he slipped as he began the climb up the step. (I *really* didn't like that his voice-over implied he was unprotected there.)
Ditto: I saw that too.
Trivia: the climb of the second step was done in a single take shot from both above and below; in some of the shots the other camera has been digitally edited out.Anker and Houlding did carry O2, though Anker didn't use it during the actual climbing of the second step.Props to the boys, though, for doing it without sucking Os
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