The Unknown Mountaineer

The Unknown Mountaineer

The film is about a group of aspiring women climbers from Shimshal, a remote valley in northern Pakistan. The documentary follows 18-year-old Hameeda Bibi and her friends who couldn't go to school and learnt technical high-altitude mountain climbing from the men in their community. These men work as porters and guides in mountain tourism which is the economic backbone of their area. Shimshal is at an altitude of 10,000ft and with single cropping, little grazing ground near the villages and a rugged terrain life is brutal and breeds people with a natural capacity for high-altitude mountaineering but sadly without the means to take their dreams forward. The men scrape a living by risking their lives in what is undeniably among the most dangerous sports in the world but many have developed a passion and inspired their women to follow their dreams as well with regular trainings to make these dreams possible. However, without the means, education and possibility of sponsorships the women are left living their simple lives of subsistence farming and yak herding though they have set national records in their country and even climbed a 20,000ft summit in the winter. This film aims to follow their expeditions while also showing the harshness of their lives. It aims to give the women, these Pakistani Sherpa the recognition they deserve. It's a story of strength, struggle and survival set in a breathtaking landscape about a people who dare to dream.

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Running Time
12 minutes
Shehrbano Saiyid
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about documentary «The Unknown Mountaineer» (14)

Jordan R. avatar
Jordan R.

I love love love this keeps you on the edge of your seat must see movie its truly amazing on sooo many levels

Brandon avatar

Great Directing from Shehrbano Saiyid. The cinematography was stunning throughout the whole film.

Anna avatar

This is the best Documentary movie I have seen in decades. I was blown away of the plot and brilliant sound score. An amazing movie experience.

Willie West avatar
Willie West

This movie was pretty cool. The download of it was easy

Dennis O. avatar
Dennis O.

I've lost count of the number of times I have seen this movie, but it is more than 20.

Helen C. avatar
Helen C.

Very enjoyable, not the best but still great.

Harry avatar

Good acting, great direction, excellent cinematography.

Teresa avatar

Great cast, acting and directing. Loved it, very entertaining.

Teresa avatar

Awesome job on producing the movie. Very intense! Kept me on edge.

Judith C. avatar
Judith C.

My hat off to lead cast and Shehrbano Saiyid. Great job!!! And I am going to see it again.