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The Porter - The Untold Story at Everest - Q&A at 7pmFri Night Vid

© Nate Menninger

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.

The Porter: The Untold Story at Everest from Nate Menninger on Vimeo.


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14 Aug, 2020

By a country mile the best Fri night vid I’ve seen on here.

15 Aug, 2020

Agreed. Quite superb.

15 Aug, 2020

That was an enjoyable watch.

15 Aug, 2020

WOW! Real good Fri Night Vid. Amazing & Inspiring, thank you.

15 Aug, 2020

Excellent movie from a cool DIY dude.

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