“A young privileged American attempts to make history at Everest by becoming one of the first ever foreign-born Porters to aid a Mt. Everest expedition. But in doing so, experiences a world far above his head. This is an inside look at the darker side of Everest. At the strength, pride and pain of those who support it. And at just how hard it is for a naive foreigner to attempt the same. This is the Porter.”
This is the story 26-year-old Boston born Nate Menninger who decided to take a job as one of the first ever non-native Everest porters. His motivations were not monetary (local porters make $15 a day for the grueling work) but to test of his grits and get a better appreciation of porter culture and Nepalese culture in general. If you enjoyed the film make sure to check out its accompanying website with tons MORE CONTENT.