The Porter: The Untold Story at Everest (2020)

The Porter: The Untold Story at Everest (2020)
7.6
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  • Genre: Adventure
  • Release year: 2020 ()
  • Running time: 55 min
  • Original Title: The Porter: The Untold Story at Everest
  • Voted: 181

A young privileged American "Nathaniel J. Menninger" attempts to make history at Everest by becoming a Himalaya Porter. But in his journey to succeed, experiences a harrowing reality instead. This is an inside look at the darker side of Everest. At the strength, pride and pain of those whose support it. And at just how hard it is for a naive foreigner to attempt the same. This is The Porter.

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  • I watched this as if it were an award winning documentary by 9

    And it should be. Wow, this was amazing in so many ways. Thanks a lot for making this, and sharing it with us for free. I will make a full review some day. 10 out of 10 for me, worth every second, I didn't want it to end... P.S. the trailer and headers do not do this documentary any justice.

  • Beautiful and unpretentious. by 10

    So often these nature trek docs take on a self-righteous tone, and The Porter rises above the pack in both its portrayal of porters and in the humble yet adventurous attitude of its other subject, Nate. While it rightly touches on the hardships of porter life, the highlight of this film is the joy, hospitality, and sense of humor of the porters and locals as Nate ascends Everest. Beautifully shot and endlessly inspiring.

  • Incredible, inspiring and funny by 10

    Such a brilliant, informing, funny and awe inspiring film. To follow the journey in the documenting wasn't just entertaining but it was so well done it made you feel you had the pleasure of doing so.

    I've watched it a few times now and each time you pick up some new or a little one liner that you missed before.

    It's such a fantastic watch, it deserves nothing but success.

  • Uncover the Truth of Mt. Everest! by 10

    What truly captivated me about this documentary was how raw it was. Not only was the quality of the footage incredible, but the storyline had me feeling as if I was right there with them.

    I found myself deeply invested in Nate's story and everyone that was introduced along the way. I also felt an emotional connection to the hardships and joy they felt throughout the journey.

    For anyone who is passionate about adventure, looking to learn something new, or wants to become transported into the Himalayas I highly recommend The Porter: The Untold Story at Everest. You won't be disappointed!

  • Free spirit proving you can live as out of the box as you dare by 10

    Having travelled across Spain, Belize, and Guatemala with Nate, I know him as the go-with-the-flow American who never has any qualms with anyone.

    A completely open mind and free spirit, Nate is a master of seizing opportunities that test the limits of the human body and mind.

    The Porter displays a phenomenal perspective from the Himalayas that few have seen before. Watching this documentary has me thinking of out of the box dreams within my grasp.

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1Babin Dulalcinematographer
2Nathaniel J. Menningerdirector
3Eric Menningerproducer