A passionate rider is starring in a new feature documentary, My Everest, out later this month (27 April).

The film depicts the journey of Max Stainton-Parfitt, a physically disabled man who decides to take on the challenge of trekking to Everest Base Camp on horseback.

As the reality of his world-first trek dawns, putting his body through incredible pain, Max is forced to dive deep into his own self worth and question his original motivations.

“Featuring the astonishing scenery of the Himalayas, My Everest is a compelling documentary that invites the audience to understand Max’s world as a disabled man, and how his drive to defy societal expectations led him to put his life on the line, and by doing so, question why he felt he had to prove himself to the world,” said a spokesman for the film.

Max is a keen rider and advocate for the Riding for the Disabled Association, and raised money for the charity on the trek. He explained how riding has transformed his wellbeing, and provided him with a way to exercise and simulate walking.

My Everest is in cinemas 27 April 2023, with a special Q&A screening at BFI IMAX on 27 April 2023

To find out more, you can follow the film’s official accounts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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