'I'm not afraid to die, I've done it already''
The film was shot with natural light which enhances the sheer beauty of the snow covered mountain side. The camera gives some relief from the unrelenting drama by panning to the beauty of this environment. The cinematography and sound effects follow the drama along as the men tackle rapids, an avalanche [man made], thunder and lightning and weather that is punishing. It is impossible to look away, even at the most savage moments.
As epics go it is breathtaking. It has an ending you will have to figure out for yourself. This gruelling journey takes 2 hours and 36 minutes and worth taking. It is a salute to human endurance.
'Breath, keep breathing'