A broad look at the working lives and families of Mt. Everest's Icefall Doctors, who each climbing year manage the route through the perilous Khumbu Icefall to ensure Western mountaineers have an opportunity to reach the top of the world.
A limited 4-part docuseries on the Sherpas and The Icefall Doctors of Nepal and Mt. Everest.
‘Everest on Echo’ showcases what has occurred when tourism and global warming collide, and its effects on the Sherpas and Icefall Doctors who live and work on Mt. Everest in the Khumbu region of the Himalaya, Nepal.
Samdo Sherpa is wife of Icefall Doctor legend, Angnima Sherpa. She's spent her life taking care of their five children and being a devoted, strong, and supportive wife, all while dealing with the daily reality that her husband could die while he had the most dangerous job on earth on Mt. Everest for 35+ years.
After Angnima's death, Samdo moves to Kathmandu to become a Buddhist nun, and is now in a state of limbo, discouraged to leave by her own free will and not able to see many of her children. The powerful life of Samdo Sherpa, an architype of human strength, attitude, and compassion .
In the summer of 2020 the COVID-19 virus was in full swing with lockdowns prevalent throughout America. But two individuals had a yearning, a calling you could say, to get amongst nature.
With another friend joining for a few days as well, they set forth, to let Mother Nature teach them lessons in life that only she could provide.