“Everest No Filter 2.0” documents Adrian Ballinger and Cory Richard’s second attempt to summit the 29,029-foot-tall Mount Everest without supplemental oxygen.
The duo originally set out to conquer this peak in 2016, and while Richards made it to the top with no supplemental oxygen, Ballinger was forced to turn just hours from the summit. This year, the pair set out once more, determined to get Ballinger to the summit sans oxygen. After significant preparation and acclimatization, the pair began their 43-hour summit push. This time, both Richards and Ballinger achieved their goal, joining the elite few who have summited Mount Everest without oxygen tanks.
Ballinger will give the inside scoop into what this year’s trek meant to him, and how it felt to finally experience the summit of Mount Everest, unfiltered.
Ballinger will be the star Dec. 7 for the next installment of Alpenglow Sports Winter Film Series. The free event starts at 7pm at Squaw Valleys’ Olympic Lodge. Doors open at 6:15pm. Fireside Pizza Co. will be on-hand with dinner offerings.