Library hosts filmmaker Dianne Whelan today

Award-winning filmmaker Dianne Whelan will be in Williams Lake today to give a presentation on climbing Mount Everest.

Award-winning filmmaker Dianne Whelan will be in Williams Lake today to  give a presentation on her documentation of climbing on Mount Everest.

Whelan will be presenting at the Williams Lake Library, Friday May 9 at starting 7 p.m.

At this presentation, she will share stunning photos from her book, as well as never-before-seen outtakes from her original documentary, 40 Days at Base Camp, which continues to air on the Knowledge Network.

The climbing season at Mount Everest commences in May, and, like every year since 1920, there will inevitably be a tragic death on the mountain.

In 2010, Whelan travelled to Mount Everest base camp to film her documentary which includes stories of Maoist rebels, avalanches and dead bodies surfacing out of a dying glacier.

From her perspective at base camp, she interviews climbers, doctors and Sherpas, all living there for months on end as they wait for a weather window to summit the top of the world.