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Everest, the Movie

Universal Pictures retold the story in a feature film globally released September 18, 2015 in 27 countries in North America, South America, and Europe. Asia and Australia will follow. Major film actors include Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Brolin, Keira Knightley, Jason Clarke, Robin Wright, John Hawkes, Emily Watson, and Sam Worthington. Universal retained Lou Kasischke as a consultant on the film. Lou’s part is played by Mark Derwin.

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National Geographic Channel

"The Death Zone," the fourth episode of the National Geographic "Seconds from Disaster" series shown on the National Geographic Channel, explores the causes of the 1996 Everest Tragedy. Lou Kasischke was consulted and filmed for this production.

Storm Over Everest, PBS Frontline®
Now on DVD

A David Breashears film about the legendary 1996 Everest climb. What makes the film so uniquely valuable, as a contribution to Everest's climbing history, are the intimate interviews with climbers who were there. For anyone interested in the vast details of what the climbers had to say, beyond what appears in the film, the Special DVD Features will take you behind the scenes.

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News Articles

"Lou Kasischke on Reasons Not to Climb Mount Everest"- Michael Patrick Sheils, Forbes

"Truth of Everest tragedy is even more horrifying than film shows"- UK newspaper, The Sun

"MSU alumnus’ book tells tragic tale of Mt. Everest climb" - Michael Patrick Sheils, for the Lansing State Journal

"A cushy seat aboard a Delta flight is where I read about the desperate conditions during the climb of Mt. Everest in 1996." - Michael Sheils

"Starred BlueInk book subject of upcoming Universal movie" - Irene Sanders, Blue Ink Review

"'After the Wind:' Love made the difference between life and death" - Glen Young, Petoskey News Review

"Former Bay City man details deadly climb on Mount Everest" - Matthew Woods, Midland Daily News

Faces: Lou Kasischke - Kevin Elliott, Downtown Publications

"Everlasting Moments On Top of the World" - Garret Ellison, Traverse City Record-Eagle

"The Power of Love Saved Climber’s Life on Mount Everest" -  Mardi Suhs, Cadillac News