Everest4K is not just another blog of some guys heading to Everest. It’s a working diary, a making-of platform and a documentary about working on Everest. Nils and Hannes, two outdoor and media professionals invite you to join them on their journey of a lifetime: an expedition to the top of the world – Mount Everest.
Hired by Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR) and supported by their sponsors SympaTex and Panasonic, the two average looking guys based in the middle of Germany have the opportunity to join some of the most experienced and well-known German expedition climbers Alix von Melle, Luis Stitzinger and Dominik Müller in their attempt of reaching the highest peak in the world.
The goal is not to focus too much on the mountain itself, as this has been done a hundred times before. Instead the Everest4K team is setting out to follow interesting faces, and deliver personal portraits of climbers, sherpas and themselves via point-of-view shots of all the challenges and highs and lows which are part of an extreme adventure like this.
Everything will be shot using 4K-quality Lumix GH4 cameras, setting new standards for expedition reporting in terms of detail and image quality.
Together with SympaTex the team from Third Pole will also do their part in trying to help clean up the Everest region and set up special-made rubbish bins in the base camps along the way.