The film is a record of the 4 Himalayas expeditions participated by the late mountain film director Lim - from 2009 to 2013. Mountaineer Kim Hyungil becomes a celebrity upon summiting the Pakistani 'Spantic' without the aid of supplemental oxygen or Sherpas, but is killed in his subsequent climb of the notorious 'Cholatse'. Mountaineer Seong-ho is also killed during an expedition of Mount Everest without supplemental oxygen led by Kim Chang-ho. In of 2018, Lim is also killed along with the entire expedition to Mt. Kim Chang-ho. This posthumous film by Lim was completed with the aid of his last interview. Billy CHOI)
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Lim began climbing in 1988, when he entered Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, and learned photography in Japan. In 2008, he became the first Asian to be awarded at the Trento Film Festival with his documentary The Wall. Alpinist was selected as the Ulju Summit film at the first Ulju Mountain Film Festival, where it was screened. He was also a special director for the Korean film The Himalayas. Korea is pretty much barren when it comes to mountain films, but Lim climbed mountains with a camera for the last 30 years, coming to represent Korean mountain film directors. He was with Kim Chang-ho and the Korean Way Gurja Himal expedition that perished in 2018.
Born into a record shop that turned a video rental store, Minchul Kim studied journalism in Korea and communication in the Netherlands. He has expriences in from film and TV to Ads and M/V productions. He produced parties and concerts and ran a record label before producing award winning docs such as Iron Crows (2009), Planet of Snail (2011) and 9 Muses Star Empire (2012).