Rusty's Ascent

25 mins


World Premiere
Everest-obsessed since childhood, Robert “Rusty” Bailey fulfilled his dream of joining an Everest expedition in 1982. He was buried in an avalanche that killed several Sherpas, but dug himself out. After a rest day, the summit attempt resumed, and Rusty cheated death a second time. This portrait of a professional climber asks the big question: Is it worth it?

Production Team

Jordan Halland

Festival Screenings

Featured in the 2019 Mountainfilm Festival.

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