Everest - The Hard Way - Awards

Best Alpinism & Climbing Film - UMFF, Ulju Mountain Film Festival, Ulsan, South Korea, 7.4.2021
statement of the jury: The historical value of the ‘The Hard Way’ expedition of the Southwest Face of Everest in 1988, a milestone in the history of alpinism, the images of legendary climbers, dramatic scenes, and archive material are well balanced while times of suffering and endurance and the true meaning of climbing are blended into the storytelling through interviews with survivors.

Silver Edelweiss, Jury prize F.E.D.M.E. - BBVA Torelló Mountain Film Festival, Torelló, 22.-31.1.2021

TV Noe Award - International Outdoor Film Festival, Czech republic, Slovakia 2020

Audience Award - BBK Mendi Film Festival, Bilbao, 4.-13.2020, Spain

Grand Prix - International Festival of Mountain Films Poprad, 14.-18.10.2020
statement of the jury: "For a perfect dramatic grasp of the story of climbing the most difficult route on Everest by four top Slovak climbers. The greatest tragedy in the history of Slovak moutaineering is depicted through the emotions of the expedition leader. The film director´s talent made it possible to point out the story and its consequences in a sensitive way.

Grand Prix - Echo Mountain Film Festival, 5.-9.10.2020, Macedonia
statement of the jury: "Pavol Barabas returned to the greatest Slovak tragedy in Himaya in a masterful way. Great graphics, very interesting narration and a very large dose of emotions. Masterful implementation of a very difficult topic."

Best Adventure - International Mountain Film Festival Ushuaia SHH, 17.-30.8.2020, Argentina
statement of the jury: "An adventure that breaks limits of what was considered as possible and rescue essential values in mountaineering from the past, taking care of one´s partner, undertaking a goal loyally, in the purest Alpine style. Because the film also raises the problem of social misunderstanding towards the inevitable risk of the activity and its consequences."

Grand Prix - International Mountaineering Film Festival, Teplice nad Metují, 27.-30.8.2020, Czech Republic

Polish Mountaineering Association Prize - Moc Gór - The Power of Mountain, Zakopane, 27.-30.8.2020, Poland
statement of the jury: "The jury appreciated the director's ability to show emotions, dilemmas and doubts of the manager of the tragic expedition to the Southwest face of Mount Everest. The director showed in a touching way the responsibility that rests on the leader of the expedition in extreme conditions."