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The Porter (film)

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The Porter
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byNathaniel J. Menninger
Produced byNathaniel J. Menninger
CinematographyBabin Dulal
Pathfinder Creations Ltd. Co.
Distributed byPathfinder Creations Ltd. Co.
Release date
March 29th, 2020
LanguageNepali, English

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The Porter: The Untold Story at Everest is a 2020 Documentary Film following the first known American Porter to aid a Mt. Everest Base Camp expedition in Nepal and the living and working conditions experienced along the way.[1]


In 2019, Nathaniel James Menninger became the first known American Porter to aid a Mt. Everest Base Camp expedition.[1] Eating Dhal Bhat, working with a namlo and speaking Nepali,[2] he immersed in Porter lifestyle.[3] The film follows Menninger from Kathmandu to JIri, up through the Himalaya valley and to Everest.[4] In Lukla, Menninger works with other Tamang Porters. The film documents the Porter experienced conditions along the way.


After its release, The Porter appeared as the feature of a CNN article. As a result, the film went viral and reached over 450,000 views.[5] The film and its issue have appeared in other major news outlets including Setopati,[6] Antena 3 Deportes[7] and Outside France[8]


  1. 1.0 1.1 CNN, Tamara Hardingham-Gill. "The American man who became a porter on Everest". CNN. Retrieved 2020-12-22.
  2. "The Porter: what it's really like to work one of the hardest jobs on the planet". www.thebmc.co.uk. Retrieved 2020-12-22.
  3. "Exploitation on Mount Everest". Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine. 2020-06-29. Retrieved 2020-12-22.
  4. "'Unusual' Doesn't Begin to Describe Former UVA Lacrosse Player's Adventures". UVA Today. 2020-05-19. Retrieved 2020-12-22.
  5. "The Porter: The Untold Story at Everest (2020) - YouTube". www.youtube.com. Retrieved 2020-12-22.
  6. "पर्यटक होइन, भरिया भएर सगरमाथा आधार शिविर पुगेका अमेरिकी". Setopati. Retrieved 2020-12-22.
  7. "Antena 3 Deportes // Nathaniel J. Menninger - YouTube". www.youtube.com. Retrieved 2020-12-22.
  8. Outdoor, Outside | Le magazine des amoureux de sports et culture (2020-10-16). "Film complet : " The Porter ", un Américain dans la peau d'un porteur sur l'Everest". Outside | Le magazine des amoureux de sports et culture Outdoor (in français). Retrieved 2020-12-22.

Category:Mountaineering Category:Climbing Category:Mount Everest

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