Farther Than the Eye Can See

Directed by award winning filmmaker Michael Brown of Serac Adventure Films, Farther Than the Eye Can See is an intimate look inside one of the most successful Everest expeditions ever. This 75-minute film, shot in stunning High Definition, beautifully captures the emotion, humor and drama of Erik's historic ascent as well as four other remarkable “firsts” on Everest.
Farther Than the Eye Can See has won 21 International Film Festival awards, was nominated for two Emmy's, and was ranked by Men's Journal as one of the top 20 adventure DVDs of all time.

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  • This stunning movie deserves much more attention than it has received to date. A story well told, it contains beautiful, crisp cinematography of the mountain scenery all the way up; nearly flawless editing that moves at a thoughtful measured pace - built by the painfully long, evocative shot of Erik crossing the first ice ladder - interviews that highlight the human side - and of course, the incredible climber himself.

    Erik, understated, modest, optimistic and determined, with a sense of humor and a commitment to achieve, is a classic American hero.

    See it, be inspired, and share it widely as this film deserves.

    Peter Smallhill
  • This was better than I ever imagined. No wonder it received many awards, it was seriously amazing. The story itself is just mind boggling, but the scenery and commentary were fantastic. The 2nd DVD of the making of the documentary was fantastic as well. It's also very family friendly, with only one swear word that was bleeped out. We watched it on Christmas day with my whole family, and everyone was just amazed. Truly a great DVD to own!

    S. Peterson
  • Fabulous film. I am touched by the beauty of nature, of human being, of mind, of accomplishment...

    R. Poignet
  • This DVD is the real deal. This is not the movie they made about his climb, but the incredible film of his actual climb. Watch the real man who defied the odds. If this does not inspire you, you have to be dead.

  • In "Farther Than the Eye Can See," by Michael Brown, Everest skies are jewel-blue in this high-definition documentary. Erik Weihenmayer, star of "Farther Than the Eye Can See," cannot see their hues, yet the blind climber perceives the scenery: "I can ... hear that there's these big mountains around us." These are the moments that bring this very beautiful -- in many senses -- film home.

    "Farther than the Eye Can See," was nominated for two Emmys (Best Sports Documentary and Best Sports Cinematography). Filmed with almost preposterous clarity, from inventive, changing angles, and using moody time-lapses and little narration, the film takes us into the experience of a man climbing this endless mountain without being able to see a single step.

    Crossing a ladder over a crevasse, Weihenmayer taps his front points onto one rung, bends to feel the side rail with his hand, touches his heel to the previous rung; then covers both rungs. "Sometimes people assume that if you can't see how far you're going to fall you're not afraid," he narrates. "But sometimes I think falling into the unknown is scarier."

    At the summit a teammate says, "Erik, man, you did it. So many people doubted you, you showed 'em." Yet in the next frame comes this most natural outburst from Kevin Cherilla, basecamp manager: "Erik, I love, you man, you are the f--in' best! You are the baddest dude on the planet, over..." The film also could have scratched the subplots of other Everest "firsts" on the expedition (first father-son team to summit; oldest climber, recently broken) It's what he did that we want to fathom, and the film illuminates. As much as anything could.

    Alison Osius
    Rock & Ice Magazine