Sherpa, The Proving Grounds
Sherpa, The Proving Grounds

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Director - Win Whittaker
Produced - TVF International
Duration ≈ 71 min
Categories Documentary
From the perilous origins of Himalayan mountaineering, and the first expeditions to utilise the unique strengths of the Sherpa tribe, this fascinating film takes the viewer through the arduous training programme of the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and the extraordinary young women who strive to become a part of the backbone of modern -day high-altitude expeditions. Featuring Mount Everest legend Nawang Gombu, this revealing documentary examines the prestigious Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and its accomplished, although unknown, climbing instructors. The film features exclusive access to the Institute’s training grounds of the Rathong Valley in Sikkim, India.
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