High and Hallowed: Everest 1963 is the deeper story of the greatest Himalayan climb in American mountaineering history.

Profiling the bold and visionary efforts of the 1963 American Mount Everest Expedition, the film examines the sheer commitment, step-by-step struggle and lasting impact of the first American ascent of Mt. Everest and the pioneering first ascent of the West Ridge.

Five decades later, High and Hallowed: Everest 1963 journeys back to Everest to discover if the essence of risk, adventure and the unknown that drew the first Americans to the summit still exists on Everest today.

The film, Produced and Directed by David Morton and Jake Norton, Co-Directed and Edited by Jim Aikman, and presented by Eddie Bauer, will make its world premiere at MountainFilm in Telluride on May 24, 2013.

Watch the High and Hallowed: Everest 1963 trailer (edited by Scott McElroy) below: