“Getting to the top of any given mountain was considered much less important than how one got there: prestige was earned by tackling the most unforgiving routes with minimal equipment, in the boldest style imaginable.”
Liv Simister won't be climbing Mount Everest, but she will be running the Tenzing-Hillary Marathon.
It's the highest marathon in the world, beginning at the Everest Base Camp, and, to many people, it's the craziest thing Liv has ever done.
But it's not just the race; it's the journey to the race. Training tirelessly, while maintaining her everyday life, Liv delves into the reason she began running: freedom, health, and sanity.
Living in the US for her entire life, but denied the opportunity to further her education, Liv found herself running to escape the anger, frustration, and boredom that was beginning to plague her life.
When she relocated to the UK, running was a way to deal with her grief, adjust to a new life, and feel more like herself.
That's when she found the Tenzing-Hillary Marathon, giving her Everest; the physical embodiment of the mountains she had already faced. Finally, there was something that excited her, and gave her constant miles a purpose. And so she began to train...and document her training.
As the repetition of running threatens to drive her insane, Liv fights to prepare her body for the ultimate challenge: a marathon on the tallest mountain in the world.
**Once the costs of filming have been covered, any profit will be donated towards the education of children in Nepal.