Based on Jeff Weather's book 'Left for Dead: My Journey Home from the Everest" the movie takes us on a disastrous and terrifying journey to climb the Everest in 1996 in which 8 members of the expedition were caught in a blizzard and died. That year had as many as 15 casualties on the Everest and raised questions about the commercialization of scaling Mount Everest which caused and steep increase in traffic and endangered lives. Jeff, along with the other members of the group belonged to the Adventure Consultants expedition. The chief guide for Adventure Consultants, Rob Hall, died along with Scott Fischer, an experienced guide of Mountain Madness, another expedition. A good sense of how it is to scale the Everest!