ACCIDENTAL CLIMBER

By Steven ORITT

JAMES LUCY PRODUCTIONS - as PROD

Social issues - Completed 2020

In 2014 Jim Geiger attempted to become the oldest American to summit Mt. Everest. What ensued was the worst disaster in mountaineering history, leaving 16 Sherpas dead in a tragic avalanche.

Festivals
& Awards

Napa Valley Film Festival 2018
Documentary Features
Manchester International Film Festival 2019
Documentary Features
San Luis Obispo International Film Festival 2019
Documentary Features
USA Film Festival 2019
Documentary Features
Sacramento International Film Festival 2019
Outstanding Documentary
Docutah 2019
Documentary Features
Melbourne Documentary Film Festival 2019
Documentary Features
Whistler Film Festival 2019
Documentary Features
    • Year of production
    • 2020
    • Genres
    • Social issues, Action/Adventure, Documentary
    • Countries
    • USA, NEPAL
    • Duration
    • 65 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Steven ORITT
    • Producer(s)
    • John NGUYEN, Corey BOBKER, Erit YELLEN
    • Synopsis
    • Accidental Climber tells the story of Jim Geiger, a retired forest ranger and amateur mountaineer from Sacramento, CA who at 68 years old, attempts to become the oldest American and first great grandfather to summit Mt. Everest. The film follows Jim as he embarks on a journey to transform from a weekend hiker to attempting one of the most extreme and physically demanding feats known to man. Driven by a desire to prove that age is just a number, Jim pushes his body to the limits in a quest to summit the world's tallest mountain. What ensued however was the worst disaster in mountaineering history, leaving sixteen climbers dead in a tragic avalanche and forever changing Jim's life.