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About the Film

Angnima Sherpa, the original "Icefall Doctor", held the most dangerous job on earth on the slopes of Mt. Everest for 30+ years.​  A kaleidoscopic and meditative view on his last season as leader of the Icefall Doctors before his death.

The Sherpas, an ethnic group in Nepal, are renowned for their climbing skills, superior strength and endurance at high altitudes on Mt. Everest. 


Some of Everest's bravest Sherpas are "Icefall Doctors", whose job is to build and maintain the route through the most treacherous and deadliest part of the mountain, the Khumbu Icefall.  If not for their work, none of the guided mountaineers would summit Everest from the Nepal side.


For over 10 years we were granted unprecedented access by the government of Nepal to film the Icefall Doctors - a job statistically the most dangerous on earth.  

Financial return from the film, if any, will go toward rebuilding Angnima and Samdo's home, which is currently occupied by their youngest son, Tshiring Dorjee Sherpa.

Trilogy Series

The Icefall Doctor is the first of a 3-part

documentary series on the

Khumbu Icefall and the Icefall Doctors of Mt. Everest, Nepal

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