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The Porter - The Untold Story at Everest - Q&A at 7pm Fri 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

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

15 Aug

A film well worth watching and very thought provoking. Portering for trekking clients is one thing. Portering the consumable supplies (Beer and chocolate bars etc) from Lukla to Namche is quite different and has even worse pay and conditions attached and no tips. Those porters carry horrendous loads and don't get food and shelter as part of the deal. Still, if there were no trekkers what work would there be? Its a vicious circle.

15 Aug

Agreed. Quite superb.

15 Aug

That was an enjoyable watch.

15 Aug

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

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