Our annual film festival Odyssey is bringing back feature documentary TO THE SUMMIT online for a limited time, as part of its pre-festival progrmame.

TO THE SUMMIT was an official selection as part of Odyssey 2023, which received its UK Premiere screening at the Arts Picturehouse Cinema in Cambridge.

Xia Boyu is the first man from China who reached the summit of Mount Everest with artificial legs. Xia joined national mountaineering team in 1975, but got shanks frostbite for saving team member in climbing Mount Everest and then had to make limb amputation. Xia persistently focuses on reaching the summit of Mount Everest regardless of amputation and cancer problem. He ultimately fulfills his dream in May 14th, 2018, at the age of 69. The documentary captures this impossible journey.

Did you know, we are currently making a new documentary about Mr Xia’s journey to the UK? Follow us to stay tuned.

Production Notes

Executive Producer: Frant Gwo, Jing Wu, Qingfeng Ke
Director: Junce Ye
Country: China
Runtime: 92’
Language: Mandarin with English subtitles
Genre: Documentary

Watch it now until 31 July.