January 18, 2019 | Friday
The EU Information and Cultural Centre (EUICC) in North Mitrovica, in cooperation with the Austrian Embassy in Kosovo, organised the screening of the film ‘First to Everest’ directed by Austrian filmmaker Gerald Salmina.
The documentary follows an expedition investigating one of the first attempts to reach the top of Mount Everest almost a century ago. In 1924, George Mallory and his partner Andrew Irvine started their dramatic attempt to reach the summit at Everest. They never returned. Since then, the greatest mystery of alpine history surrounds Mallory. In 1999, the corpse of George Mallory was found just below the summit. The documentary follows a team of Austrian and German mountaineers still searching for the missing remains of Andrew Irvine and, with them, they hope to find the camera which they had taken to the summit.
Prior to the screening, the visitors engaged in a lively discussion with Uta Ibrahimi, Arben Lila, Vesna Ćosić and Aleksandar Tanasković, touching upon subjects of climbing, hiking and outdoor activities as a way to connect people of different backgrounds.
Uta Ibrahimi, the first woman from Kosovo to reach the top of Mount Everest, offered a personal insight into the joys, challenges and possibilities of mountaineering.