Chinese Movie Nights – Himalaya: Ladder to Paradise

Taking four years to shoot, this documentary follows the coming-of-age ritual of young Tibetans training to be mountaineering guides on Mount Everest. 

Himalaya: Ladder to Paradise 喜马拉雅天梯 (2015)
June 24, 2019 at 18.30: Tibetan + EN subtitles 

Duration: 95 min
Category: Documentary
Director: XIAO Han, LIANG Junjian


Mount Everest, the roof of the world. Some people choose to spend their lives protecting the holy here. Some choose to become guides, leading the way for mountaineers who want to explore the peaks of the world. The window of opportunity to climb to the top only lasts a few days per year, but it takes four years of ongoing hardships to become a qualified guide. As climbing season approaches, a few teenagers from the Tibet Mountaineering Guide School get the chance to touch the top of the world for the very first time.


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