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Accidental Climber

About the film

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 the 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.

Runtime 1 hour 7 mins
Premier Australian Premiere
Previous Festivals Manchester International Film Festival

Director(s) Steven Oritt

Venue Cinema Nova

Address 380 Lygon St, Carlton VIC 3053, Australia

Date July 27, 2019

Time 11:00 am

GenresSports

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