Sherpa director Jennifer Peedom continues to document our relationship with risk in her new film Mountain
Just three centuries ago we were terrified of mountains because gods and monsters lived there, yet in this incredible short period of time we’ve come to throwing ourselves off them.
My feet were in agony, my fingers once again were being stabbed by the cold. Putting my pack back on will remain one of the most demoralising things I’ve ever had to do.
So many climbers died trying to conquer it, in the 1960’s it was declared sacred to the god Shiva and became off-limits. It is the only mountain in the Himalayas which has never been climbed to the top.
The smell of earth cut through the clay dust that covered us head to toe. Static raised hairs on our necks and the sky was turning ominous…