Farther Than the Eye Can See

An intimate look inside one of the most successful Mount Everest expeditions ever. The 75-minute film beautifully captures the emotion, humor and drama of blind climber Erik Weihenmayer’s historic ascent as well as four other remarkable ‘firsts’
on Mount Everest.


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The first production to bring HDTV
to the summit of Mount Everest

Expedition site
with production photographs and links


Michael BrownShot in the same stunning quality HDTV format as the ‘Star Wars’ prequels and directed by award winning filmmaker Michael Brown of Serac Adventure Films, Farther than the Eye Can See is an intimate look inside one of the most successful Mount Everest expeditions ever. The film beautifully captures the emotion, humor and drama of blind climber Erik Weihenmayer’s historic ascent as well as four other remarkable ‘firsts’ on Mount Everest.

Michael Brown“Though there were questions about the wisdom of the attempt before the team even left home the clear and definitive success of the expedition proves what people working together, with a common vision,can accomplish,” says Brown.
“By rallying behind Erik, nineteen of twenty-one team members stood on the top, the oldest climber ever reached the summit along with his son, an American first. And finally, with the help of Sherpas, we were able to bring an HDTV camera along to capture historic moments with Erik and his team on the summit.”



Eighteen International Film Festival Awards
and two Emmy Nominations:


Taos Mountain Film Festival:
Best of Festival

"Michael Brown's mastery of story and cinematic technique make this
the finest Everest film I've seen."
- Glen Denny, Jury member, Taos Mountain Film Festival

Montreal International Adventure Film Festival:
'Grand Prize'

Banff Mountain Film Festival:
'Special Jury Award'
"Just when we thought we'd seen every angle on Everest,
Michael Brown did it better."
- Leo Dickinson, Jury Member and filmmaker

Whistler Film Festival:
'Butch Freedhoff Human Spirit Award'

The award was granted to the filmmaker who best described a moving life story or adventure. The award was based on quality, originality and inspirational and compelling story content.

Golden Film Festival:
'Best Action Documentary'
'Best Documentary Director'

Beverly Hills Film Festival:
'Audience Choice, Best Documentary'

Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival:
'Best Adventure Feature Film'

Nominated for two Sports Emmy Awards!
Outstanding Documentary and Outstanding Camera Work

Newport Beach Film Festival:
'Audience Award'  and 'Cinematography'
in the Documentary category

Worldfest Houston:
'Special Jury Award'

Hory a Mesto International Festival
of Mountain Film and Adventure in Bratislava Slovakia:
Best Film in 'Earth' Category

International Environmental Film Festival
in Barcelona Spain:
'Special Prize Documentary'

Berg + Abenteuer Film Festival Graz:
'Kamera Alpin in Gold'

Boulder International Film Festival:
"Best Adventure Film"

Boulder Adventure Film Festival
"Best Adventure Biography"

 Wanaka Mountain Film Festival, New Zealand
"Best film on Climbing"

Farther Than the Eye Can See is presented by Outside Television in association with the Outdoor Life Network and Aperture Films, Ltd. directed by Michael Brown, written by Michael Brown and Joshua Colover, produced by Joshua Colover, and Chris Blum, Co-Produced by Erik Weihenmayer and Ed Weihenmayer, Associate producers Kim Morris and Myles Connolly. Cinematography by
Michael Brown, Kim Morris and Charley Mace.
Les Guthman, executive producer. Original music by Kip Keupper of Coupe Studios. HD On-Line Facility 42 Productions. The Everest Expedition and Filming were sponsored by the National Federation of the Blind
and Allegra, a seasonal allergy product.





One of the "The 20 Best Adventure DVD's of All Time"
Men's Journal Magazine,
December 2005





"Deluxe Edition" DVD:
True 16 x 9, commentary track, hours of bonus footage.
Order here!








Promotional Photograph #1


Production Video Clip


Frames of video from the film, originally on HDTV these pictures have been reduced for the web. To learn more about HDTV and see full sized HDTV images go here:
High Definition Television


Photo Journal of the Expedition


Expedition Team Gallery


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