Monday, September 21, 2015
SPOILER ALERT: This evening I went to see 'Everest' at the Showcase Cinema, in 3D. Wow! The views and the scenery were absolutely stunning. The film starred Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Brolin, Keira Knightley and Jason Clarke. The film told the true story of climbers from two expeditions, who try to reach the top of Mount Everest, the highest point on earth. As they ascend and they reach the top of the world, there are tears of joy, however it all soon turns to tragedy during the descending journey, when a violent storm strikes on the mountain resulting in the tragic deaths of 12 people.
One of the surviving men, a doctor, was left for dead twice. He saw a vision of his family and it gave him the strength to stand up and walk down the mountain. He was badly frostbitten, but he miraculously lived to tell the tale thanks to a helicopter rescue team who risked their own lives, whilst trying to save him.
The film made me feel overjoyed, because the climbers reach the top of Everest but their plight to reach the top of the mountain was truly amazing. I then felt a sadness because tragedy strikes and lives were lost. :(
The film is brilliant. I loved it.
I once climbed Ben Nevis during my honeymoon with the ex. I remember getting so close to the top of the mountain, but then I gave up. It seemed so high up. The views were stunning. I loved it. My feet were a bit blistered on that day, which prompted me to have some decent walking boots. The day was a beautiful day in May. :)
Not many of you know this, but India is in my blood.....and so is Britain. ;) I would ideally love to visit the Himilayan foothills, Goa and Nepal one day....and I would like to see the Taj Mahal.
I wonder if I will ever get to see the place of my birth.:)