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06/03/2015 11:47 GMT | Updated 06/03/2015 11:59 GMT

Mount Everest, In 4K, From 20,000 Feet

Why do people climb Mount Everest? Why do they go up there to die, to pollute, to (usually) fail and spend thousands doing it?

This 4K video - one of the most incredible films ever taken of the mountain and the surrounding Himalayas - might help explain it.

From Teton Gravity Research:

"The aerial cinema experts at Teton Gravity Research release the first ultra HD footage of the Himalayas shot from above 20,000 ft. with the GSS C520 system, the most advanced gyro-stabilized camera system in the world. Filmed from a helicopter with a crew flying from Kathmandu at 4,600 ft. up to 24,000 ft. on supplemental oxygen, these are some of the most stable, crisp, clear aerial shots of these mountains ever released, which include Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, and Lhotse."