Breathing On Everest
Breathing on Everest is a documentary that follows Nick Talbot, a mountaineer with Cystic Fibrosis, as he attempts to summit Mount Everest. Nick's adventures from breathing at high altitude to surviving a life-changing earthquake, prove that Cystic Fibrosis will not define him. Director, producer, and fellow CFer, Meredith Gaito will not let the struggle of living with the lung disease stop her either as she coordinates the film from half-way across the world.
Cystic Fibrosis, or CF, is a life-threatening genetic disease that affects the lungs and other major organs. A defective gene creates a build up of mucus in the body which, among other symptoms, makes it difficult to breathe.
Mount Everest, the highest mountain on Earth, stands at 29,029 feet. Each breath at that altitude provides one-third of the oxygen that same breath would provide at sea level.
Nick Talbot is a British mountaineer, Cystic Fibrosis sufferer, and activist. He climbs for the challenge, to raise awareness about CF and to raise funds for research to make CF stand for Cure Found.