From height to lockdown by Viktoriia Zykina | Script Revolution

From height to lockdown

2021, Lockdown. Oleg has 3 days to get from the top of Nepal to his dying father in Ukraine through a cyclone, mass panic and bureaucracy.

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Oleg and 8 commercial climbers go to conquer the top of Island Peak in Nepal. During the ascent, due to a bloody cough, they lose 1 participant. Covid-19 was discovered on Everest. The authorities decide to close the country within 3 days. There is a transport collapse. Oleg learns about his father's stroke and the closure of borders. He's coming down. A married couple from the group gets sick. The rest of the group conquers the top. On the way down, Oleg gets injured. He's waiting for the others. They descend together in the rain and fog, somewhere running, somewhere in helicopters. There aren't enough helicopters, so they have to choose 2 who will stay. 1 woman injures her leg. Only Oleg and 2 friends get to Kathmandu. They barely have time to pass the test. Oleg is supposedly ill and will not be released. One of them is taken to the Covid dispensary. The second one is stopped at the airport because of problems with documents. Oleg remains alone, but manages to board the plane. Based on real events. Consent to the use of personal data has been obtained. The consultants are professional Norwegian climber Erlend Ness and professional mountain guide and Russian climber Dmitry Ermakov (Trips for Friends).

Submitted: February 4, 2022
Last Updated: March 24, 2022

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The Writer: Viktoriia Zykina

I'm Viktoriia Zykina, was born in 1990. I have a son and a cat. Divorced. Two higher educations in the field of law (2017) and public administration (2012). Now I am receiving advanced training as a copywriter and commercial editor. I am engaged in self-education in the field of screenwriting. Go to bio

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