Just saw the most remarkable documentary last night. It’s about a trek to Everest Basecamp. But what’s unique is that the maker (Nathaniel James Menninger, 26 year old privileged American) is following in the footsteps of the Himalaya Porters. Quite literally, as he attempts to make history at Everest by becoming a Himalaya Porter himself.
So impressed with how humbling his experience and how difficult the life of a porter is. This is one of the most incredible, confronting, and honest documentaries I have ever seen.
The Porter: The Untold Story at Everest
Don’t forget to turn on captions as Nathan speaks fluent Nepali throughout most of the documentary.