In this week's Friday Night Video, a young American attempts to work as a porter on an Everest expedition. In doing so, he experiences the injustices faced by the local people. This is an inside look at what it's really like to work one of the hardest jobs on the planet.
Director Nate Menninger told UKC:
"Last year, I naively set out to become one of the first ever foreign-born Porters to aid a Mount Everest Expedition. Eating, sleeping, dressing and working, I immersed myself in the job's requirements as deeply as I could. Not showering for 23 days, losing 20 pounds by the end and carrying 100 kilos too, we captured the entire attempt on camera. However, we walked into a reality that was far over our heads."
Nate will be in the UKC forums for a Q&A session about the film next Tuesday 18 August at 7 p.m.