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Film review: Everest

Everest the movie - will it inspire or scare you?
Everest the movie – will it inspire or scare you?

My Dad, Uncle, two sisters, cousin and I all went to the cinema to see the newly released film, Everest at Vue in Swiss cottage. Everyone was so excited and we didn’t know what to expect.

At the beginning of the film I thought that the story line made it very obvious that somebody was going to die by the way the climbers said goodbye to their families, I had a couple of ideas who it was going to be.

It was interesting seeing what type of equipment they brought and how they had planned the climb. It was very sad seeing how many people had died before they climbed Everest and actually realising how dangerous it is. Continue reading Film review: Everest

Book review: Bear Grylls Two All-Action Adventures (Everest and the Atlantic)

Two Bear Grylls stories in one book. Advice: start reading this on the way home from school/work on a Friday, and clear your weekend
Two Bear Grylls stories in one book. Advice: start reading this on the way home from school/work on a Friday, and clear your weekend

We’re both big fans of Bear Grylls, and this book looked interesting. Plus, both Ishai and I have read Mud Sweat & Tears by Bear and liked that.

This book is incredible addictive. There are two stories – the first is about how Bear climbed Everest and the second is his North Atlantic crossing.

We’re more into walking and climbing than sailing, so the first story appealed the most.

Both the stories are action packed, and touch upon some of the detail of his expeditions, so you get a good picture in your mind of what the environments and conditions are like for both the adventures.

There are several page of photos in the book as well, which help put faces to the names of the people in the stories.

This is an inspiring book for children and adults, easily readable and thoroughly recommended. We struggled to put the book down.