The Wildest Dream Trailer

Remember a few years back when Conrad Anker and Leo Houlding went to Everest to climb in vintage climbing gear to shoot a film about Mallory and Irvine? Well, it looks like it is finally going to be released, and it also looks like it’s going to be amazing.

At the time, they were hoping to prove that Mallory and Irvine might have been able to make the summit in their rather primitive, early 1920’s gear. They even went so far as to remove the ladder from the Second Step on the North Side of the mountain, which forced Conrad and Leo to make a free climb of that portion of the mountain. While we still don’t know for sure if the two men saw the summit (Where is that damn camera?!?), this film seems to explore way beyond those possibilities. Check out the trailer below and keep your eyes peeled for the release. Looks great!

Shout out to my friend Mike Barish, who I’m fortunate enough to be teammates with over at Gadling. Mike found this yesterday and sent it my way, figuring it was something we might enjoy. I’d say he figured right! 🙂

Kraig Becker

3 thoughts on “The Wildest Dream Trailer”

  1. This looks very good to me, as well.

    It may sound like I'm name-dropping here, but I think I've mentioned that in 2003 I spent an evening in John Roskelley's dining tent on Everest's North Side BC listening to Conrad talk about his 1999 try on the 2nd step without the ladder and using current climbing equipment.

    I distinctly remember Conrad saying he just didn't think it would have been possible for Mallory/Irvine to make it over the 2nd step.

    Obviously he's had his doubts since that fascinating evening (for me) in 2003…

    The quality of the National Geographic film looks outstanding and feels like it may be a real "event" for the climbing community and anyone interested in Everest.

    Ha, luckily for me I'll see the North Side in less than 4 weeks. Kraig here will see the South Side in just over 2 weeks!

    May the Everest insanity never end……


  2. Thanks for posting about The Wildest Dream! The trailer looks really good! Everest climbing is always adventure and enjoyable.

    Best Regards,

  3. Feel free to name drop all you want Jon! 🙂 I would to if I had an experience with Conrad like that. When I met him at Primal Quest Montana, it was a brief encounter, but still a good one.

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