The Wend Blog, official blog of Wend Magazine, posted the video of the trailer for a film called Blindsight which follows six blind Tibetan teenagers who set off to climb Everest, led by Erik Weihenmayer, the first blind person to ever climb that mountain.
Judging from the trailer, this movie looks to be beautifully shot, and seems to capture the spirit of mountaineering along with the culture of Tibet, while giving us an inspiring look at these young people. You can learn more about the film at the official website, where you’ll find information about the climbers, how the film was produced, and when you can expect it to come to your neighborhood. It looks like the film has been out for awhile now in most territories, but played in limited release. Hopefully I can track down a DVD or catch it on TV. Anyone seen it?
Update: One quick correction to this story. As Clyde astutely points out in the comments to this story, they did not climb Everest, but instead went up Lhakpa Ri near the north side of Everest. That peak tops out at just over 23,000 feet. Thanks Clyde!
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