Tom Whittaker, who had his foot amputated as a result of a car accident, was a great climber before his accident and is determined to become one again. Spoiler alert--the incredibly determined Tom makes it to the summit of Mt. Everest, and that is really moving moment even if one has spent the last 15 minutes questioning the wisdom of his decision to continue. But what is really the best here is the footage that shows what the climb on Everest is really like. Want to know what it's like to navigate through the Khumbu icefall, for example? This is a good movie to watch for that.
Made me cry. If you think you cant do something watch this. This documentary is just full of inspiration and that inner voice starts crawling out from your mind, for each of us, saying, you can do this, you can face that, its determination and your gonna get out what you put in.
I love documentaries about Everest, and highly commend Tom on his accomplishment, however, this was a very poorly made documentary. They could take it now and clean it up post production and re-release it. Just a thought.
An honest and comprehensive look inside of the human heart and the Everest mystique by a guy we can all learn a lot from. Tom Whittaker is the model not of a disabled man, but of the determined climber who will succeed in anything--against heavy odds. Wonderful scenery and background for all things Everest. The only thing I thought could bear improving is the overly earnest, 1970s-type Walter Cronkite-esque narration. Pretty bad, but you forget about it as you delve farther into this engrossing tale.
This might be a good film if I could make it through the first 10 minutes of self-aggrandized crap. I guess I should've known based on the fact he titled the movie his own name. And I love every climbing documentary I can find. This is garbage.