This movie is now on HBO. I put it on in the background while I was internet surfing.
Maybe I don't have the right attitude but...it looked like miserable experience. I saw people shivering, getting frost-bitten, having trouble breathing (e.g. fighting for their lives), and struggling to scale the world's highest peak (29,029 feet). I suppose it would be more exhilarating if you could breathe on your own up there, without the need for an oxygen tank(s)? I guess people like the view up there, and the death-defying challenge? Incidentally, 22 people died last year trying to climb it. I read that the dead bodies are actually used as landmarks.
Conversely, maybe these mountain climbers find that playing Gretsch guitars, is not the best use of one's recreational time?