SYNOPSIS - In November of 2013, field producer Michael Churton gets a call that changes his life forever. Adventure-seeker Joby Ogwyn will attempt to wingsuit off the summit of Mt. Everest and Churton is sent with a large crew to film it. Shortly after arriving to Everest Base Camp, the true dangers of the mountain are revealed in one devastating blow.
On April 18, 2014, sixteen Sherpa lose their life in the Kumbu Icefall when a massive ice serac releases above them causing an avalanche. The mountain is closed and the mega-stunt is cancelled. In spite of witnessing the deadliest day in Everest's history, Churton returns to New York with a lingering fascination for Everest and deep desire to return.
A year later he is bound to Everest to film an independent documentary and joins the Madison Mountaineering team on their expedition to Everest. With camera in hand, he seeks to tell the story of ordinary people as they attempt a most extraordinary goal.
The first twenty-four days of the expedition run smoothly, but on April 25th, 2015, a 7.8 earthquake devastates the country of Nepal. Churton rolls his camera during the earthquake and focuses it on the avalanches on Everest. Meanwhile, a massive avalanche approaches his group from a blind spot. Noticing it just seconds before impact, the camera rolls as the avalanche decimates the team and their camp.
When the wind stops and snow settles, one expedition member is missing and Churton suffers a broken nose and a severe concussion. This documentary is a personal account of witnessing and surviving the two deadliest years in Everest history.