The Climbers

Original Title: 攀登者
Directed by: Daniel Lee
Written by: A Lai, Daniel Lee
Cinematography: Tony Cheung
Music by: Henry Lai
Country: China
Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama
Duration: 125 min
Release Date: 30 September 2019 (China)
Filming Dates: January 2019 – April 2019
Filming Locations: China

May 1960. Mount Everest, the second step under the cliff. The four members of the China Everest Climbing Commando are attacking the most difficult and most difficult “second step”. This is their fifth assault. The first four failures have cost them too much physical strength. Finally, the wind and snow stop the gap.


Wu Jing
Fang Wuzhou

Zhang Ziyi
Xu Ying

Zhang Yi
Qu Songlin

Hu Ge
Yang Guang

Jing Boran
Li Guoliang

Wang Jingchun
Zhao Kun


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• The Climbers dramatizes the real-life expedition of Chinese climbers Wang Fuzhou, Gonpo and Qu Yinhua, who made a historic ascent up Mount Everest’s North Ridge in 1960. The Chinese team was the first to successfully climb Everest’s north side, which is known to be especially perilous. The trio famously left a small statue of Chairman Mao atop the summit before returning midway down the mountain to rescue a fourth member of their team who was unable to complete the climb. –Hollywood Reporter
• The film is produced by the famous Hong Kong filmmaker Tsui Hark who previously directed (The Legend of Zu).
• Jackie Chan makes a special appearance in the movie.