waking sleeping beauty (count=754)


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Very interesting documentary.

We’ve all heard the story of Michael Eisner and Jeffrey Katzenberg blah blah blah but this film highlights the importance of Frank Wells, the only person in the film who does not seem to go out of his way to take credit for things that he may or may not have contributed to.

Wikipedia: Wells was an avid alpinist and came close, but did not achieve his goal of the Seven Summits, climbing the highest mountain on each of the seven continents: Kilimanjaro in Africa, Denali (Mount McKinley) in North America, Aconcagua in South America, Elbrus in Europe, Mount Everest in Asia, Mount Kosciuszko in Australia, and Vinson in Antarctica. Only Everest eluded him, as bad weather forced his party to give up one day, 3000 feet before reaching the summit. His partner in the Seven Summits attempt, Dick Bass, an entrepreneur who developed Snowbird ski resort in Utah, made it up all seven peaks, the first man to do so. At the Matterhorn Bobsleds attraction at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, Wells’ love of mountain-climbing is honored with exploration equipment emblazoned with the words “Wells Expedition,” which can be noticed during the ride’s downhill descent.

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