Director Philip Flaemig Conquers Mount Everest with Support from Sachtler
Director and Cameraman
Over 200 people have died in their attempt to climb Mount Everest, with the trek itself riddled with avalanches, rockslides, and blizzards. But despite that risk, people every year from all over the world travel to venture to its summit, including German director and cameraman Philip Flaemig.
No stranger to working in extreme environments, Flaemig jumped at the chance to shoot a feature documentary on the journey up Mount Everest. Although, for him, it wasn’t about the risk, but rather the reward of showing a different side of the “Goddess Mother of the World,” as the Tibetans call it.
“There’s a lot of wrong information going out to the public right now so what we tried to do with this film is really show off the mountain and its beauty,” mentioned Flaemig. “That was the idea behind the project. I mean, of course, it’s a dangerous mountain, but many things get misrepresented. For us, it wasn’t about hiking Everest because it’s the most dangerous or the highest mountain, it was about representing it for the beautiful place that it is.”