Brave the Himalayas in ‘Everest VR: Journey to the Top of the World’
Part of the magic of VR is its ability to transport us to new places and open the door on experiences we might not otherwise have. Few people have the opportunity to see Mount Everest in person, much less to reach its summit. Today, that changes with the launch of Everest VR: Journey to the Top of the World—a new three-part VR documentary now available on Oculus TV for Oculus Quest. You can also save Episode 1, Episode 2, and Episode 3 to your VR library and watch from your Quest any time.
His close friends, filmmaker Jonathan Griffith and Sherpa Tenji, decided to try and finish what Steck had started, with Tenji attempting the climb without bottled oxygen while Griffith captured the spellbinding story.
He really took him under his wing. They were on this project to do it together, so it felt fitting to get Tenji to try and finish up his mentor’s climb in his stead.
“These are people I’ve climbed and skied with all of my professional career, so they’re incredibly good and we moved very fast,” says Griffith. My ethos has always been to keep it real. So we’re bringing these cameras up really big mountain routes—things people consider to be a lifetime climb. It’s something they’ll remember the rest of their lives, and we’re carrying this whole rigging and shooting everything in a day. We need to move fast and efficiently because you just don’t have time to hang about with a big crew at all.
Feb 20, 2020 at 00:17