Everest

The dramatic, true story of an expedition of four climbers on their journey to the summit of Mount Everest, just days after the infamous 1996 tragedy in which eight climbers lost their lives in a deadly storm, a story chronicled in Jon Krakauer’s best-selling book Into Thin Air. The unique experience of viewing the film in the dome theater provides an immersive perspective of the world’s tallest mountain and the Sherpa culture and tradition that permeates the Everest experience. 

“Visually gorgeous”
     – The New York Times
“The best IMAX film to date”
     – New York Post
“A breathtaking climb to the top”
     – Entertainment Weekly
“As dramatic as it is fascinating and spectacular”
     – Daily Variety

Originally released in 1998 to blockbuster success and now digitally remastered for a new generation. Everest is above all else a story of triumph over adversity and of the true power and resilience of the human spirit.

Run time: 40 minutes

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Dome Admission Prices

Feature Film: Everest

Members $6
Adult (12 – 64) $8
Senior (65+) $7
Youth (3 – 11) $6
2 and Under FREE

Special Feature: National Parks Adventure

Members $1
Adult (12 – 64) $5
Senior (65+) $4
Youth (3 – 11) $3
2 and Under FREE

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ABOUT THE FILM

Hailed as one of the greatest human adventures ever filmed for IMAX® and giant screen theaters, Everest is the dramatic, true story of an expedition of four climbers on their journey to the summit of Mount Everest, just days after the infamous 1996 tragedy in which eight climbers lost their lives in a deadly storm, a story chronicled in Jon Krakauer’s best-selling book Into Thin Air. It is also the story of the world’s tallest mountain and the Sherpa culture and tradition that permeates the Everest experience. Originally released in 1998 to blockbuster success and now digitally remastered for a new generation, Everest is above all else a story of triumph over adversity and of the true power and resilience of the human spirit.

FILMING ON MOUNT EVEREST

When the Everest filmmakers set out to take an IMAX camera to the top of Mount Everest, everyone said it was impossible. Every extra ounce of weight a climber carries reduces vital stores of energy and adds to the risk of failure or death. But on May 23, 1996, filmmakers David Breashears, Robert Schauer, and a team of Sherpas recorded the first-ever IMAX images from the summit of Mount Everest, resulting in some of the most spectacular images ever seen on the giant screen. [LEARN MORE]

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