Factual error: On the bus ride in Nepal, they're playing a Hindi song from an Indian movie (Kabhi Khushiyan Kabhi Gham) that was released in 2001. The time frame on the bus is 1996.

Factual error: The characters move way too fast when they're in the "Death zone" - not possible due to lack of air.

Shakura Sharkademus

Factual error: In the bus scene in Nepal when Krakauer is telling Weathers how Doug Hansen is actually an experienced climber, he boasts that Hansen has already been on Everest, adding Long's Peak and Mount McKinley as two other major mountain feats this mere mailman has also conquered. This is ridiculous. First, Krakauer, an experienced mountaineer, would be using Mount McKinley's proper name, Denali. Second, Long's Peak isn't even in the same category as McKinley and Everest. That the screenwriters even mention Long's in the same sentence as the other two is flabbergasting. Long's Peak is located in Estes Park, Colorado and is basically a ten-hour round-trip hike that doesn't even require ropes. It's so easy that children, seniors, and even dogs summit Long's all the time with nothing but water in tow. (00:06:50)

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Scott Fischer: Sit down man, acclimatize.

Doug Hansen: I'm climbing Mount Everest... because I can... because to be able to climb that high and see that kind of beauty that nobody ever sees, it'd be a crime not to.

Jon Krakauer: I've gotta ask the question and you know I do. Why?
Beck Weathers: Why? because ITS there.

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Question: Sounds a bit weird to me that there would be a direct flight from Christchurch to Kathmandu in the beginning of the movie?

Chosen answer: I did an Internet search, and every flight from Christchurch to Katmandu has at least two stopovers. However, the film takes place about two decades ago and there is no readily available information on flight paths for that time.

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