Brilliant footage of paragliding from the summit of Everest
Voted National Geographic Adventurers of the Year 2012
Record-breaking journey that starts at Everest base camp and finishes at the Bay of Bengal
A world first from the 'Kings of Nepal'
"We want to climb the highest peak in the world and fly off it."
And they did. Nepali pilot Babu Sunuwar and Everest Sherpa Lhakpa Tsheri Sherpa successfully climbed Everest in May 2011 - and then flew a tandem paraglider from the summit, covering 30km cross country in just under an hour.
The record-breaking flight was filmed all the way, and this is the result, a spectacular journey to the top of the world, and off it.
That wasn't the end of the journey though - the pair went on to run, paraglide and kayak to the ocean in the Bay of Bengal, an unsupported trip that lasted weeks.
The film won numerous awards when it was shown around the world on the 2011 film festival circuit, including top prize at the 2011 Coupe Icare where it received a thunderous standing ovation. The film is an absolute hymn to free flight and the passion of the sport.
The Everest flight succeeded in capturing imaginations around the world and in February 2012 the pair were voted National Geographic Adventurers of the Year 2012 for their feat.
Using digital cameras and GoPros and getting in close to the action, this film takes you with the pair as they fly up and over Everest and through the biggest mountain terrain on Earth before a month-long kayak adventure to the sea.
FILM FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
- Voted National Geographic Adventurers of the Year 2012
- Aspen Shortsfest 2011
- Banff Mountain Festival World Tour 2011
- Coupe Icare 2011
- Kathmandu International Film Festival 2011
- North Face Reel Rock Film Festival Budapest
- Vancouver Mountain Film Festival 2011
- Nor Cal Free Flight Film Festival 2011, San Francisco
- Winner of the Golden Icarus and the Public Choice award at the Coupe Icare 2011
WATCH THE CLIP
- Hanuman Airlines - Fly Over Everest
- Released March 2012
- USA, Documentary
- Nepali w/ English subtitles
- Director: Pevec Hamilton
- Producers: APPI and Faux Reel Film
- Special features include never before seen interviews and photos
- 28 minutes plus 60 minutes of extras
- PAL format
Babu Sunuwar and Lakhpa Tsheri Sherpa fly Everest
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
American filmmaker Hamilton Pevec has spent the last 10 years travelling the world, producing documentaries, developing film curriculum, teaching hands-on production techniques and training locals.
In 2009 he spent a year in India producing documentaries for the Dalai Lama's Archive and teaching the Buddhist monks and nuns filmmaking.
He has also worked in South Korea as an art director for the Korean feature Lagoon and as a co-producer for the feature film Further Beyond. In the same year in New Zealand, he produced and shot a five-part documentary series about an international spiritual organisation called The Burning Question. Find him at Faux Reel Films.