IMAX’s Director David Breashers Flies to Everest with Fishtail Air
Acclaimed American filmmaker, adventurer and author David Breashers took a mountain flight via Fishtail Air’s chopper to Everest region on 25th April 2010.
Best known for co-directing, photographing, and co-producing the acclaimed IMAX film ‘Everest’ in 1996, Breashers has also worked on feature films like ‘Seven Years in Tibet’, ‘Cliffhanger’, and the award-winning documentary ‘Red Flag over Tibet’. In 1983 he transmitted the first live pictures from the summit of Mount Everest. For his achievement in filmmaking he has been awarded four Emmy Awards.
David Breashers has also co-authored National Geographic’s best-selling book ‘Last Climb’ which documents the disappearance of George Mallory and Andrew Irvine on Mount Everest in 1924. His memoir entitled ‘High Exposure: An Enduring Passion for Everest and Unforgiving Places’ (Simon & Schuster), documenting his life as a mountaineer and filmmaker, remains a best-seller.
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