About the Film
Set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Himalayas, Blindsight follows the gripping adventure of six Tibetan teenagers who set out to climb a 23,000 foot peak on the north side of Mount Everest. A dangerous journey soon becomes a seemingly impossible challenge made all the more remarkable by the fact that the teenagers are blind. Aided by a blind educator who established the first school for the blind in Lhasa, Tibet, she invites Erik Weihenmayer, a blind mountain climber who has conquered Mt. Everest to visit their school. Erik arrives in Lhasa and leads them higher than they have ever been before. The resulting 3-week journey is harrowing, inspiring, and beyond anything any of them could have predicted.