Film list

1996 Mount Everest disaster

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  • Docudrama / Chronicle

    Into the death zone

    Into the death zone

    Gareth Johnson (2012)

    Seconds From Disaster is an American documentary television series that first broadcast in 2004 on the National Geographic Channel. The program investigates historically relevant man-made and natural disasters. Each episode aims to explain a single incident by analyzing the causes and circumstances that ultimately affected the disaster. The series uses re-enactments, interviews, testimonies, and CGI to analyze the sequence of events second-by-second for the audience. On this episode, the series reveals the contributing factors to that made the 11th of May, 1996 the most deadly day on Everest.

    UK, USA / 45 min

    Into the death zone

    Gareth Johnson

    • 2012
    • UK, USA
    • 45 min
    Seconds From Disaster is an American documentary television series that first broadcast in 2004 on the National Geographic Channel. The program investigates historically relevant man-made and natural disasters. Each episode aims to explain a single incident by analyzing the causes and circumstances that ultimately affected the disaster. The series uses re-enactments, interviews, testimonies, and CGI to analyze the sequence of events second-by-second for the audience. On this episode, the series reveals the contributing factors to that made the 11th of May, 1996 the most deadly day on Everest.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Unconquerable summit

    Unconquerable summit

    Vladimir Tulkin (2002)

    The film narrates, also with the help of people who knew him (such as Simone Moro, his companion on his last climb), the life, mountaineering feats and very tolerant character of Anatoliy Boukreev.

    Kazakhstan / 40 min

    Unconquerable summit

    Vladimir Tulkin

    • 2002
    • Kazakhstan
    • 40 min
    The film narrates, also with the help of people who knew him (such as Simone Moro, his companion on his last climb), the life, mountaineering feats and very tolerant character of Anatoliy Boukreev.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Summit fever

    Summit fever

    (2001)

    Summit fever is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Everest. It was produced in 2001 by National Geographic. It is a part of the series National Geographic Explorer. It features Boyd Matson, Ed Viesturs, Beck Weathers, Anatoli Boukreev, Rob Hall, Scott Fisher and others.

    USA / 15 min

    Summit fever


    • 2001
    • USA
    • 15 min
    Summit fever is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Everest. It was produced in 2001 by National Geographic. It is a part of the series National Geographic Explorer. It features Boyd Matson, Ed Viesturs, Beck Weathers, Anatoli Boukreev, Rob Hall, Scott Fisher and others.

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  • Drama / Mountain Drama

    Everest Vod

    Everest

    Baltasar Kormákur (2015)

    he story of New Zealand's Robert "Rob" Edwin Hall, who on May 10, 1996, together with Scott Fischer, teamed up on a joint expedition to ascend Mount Everest.

    USA / 121 min

    Everest

    Baltasar Kormákur

    • 2015
    • USA
    • 121 min
    he story of New Zealand's Robert "Rob" Edwin Hall, who on May 10, 1996, together with Scott Fischer, teamed up on a joint expedition to ascend Mount Everest.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    The dark side of Everest Vod

    The dark side of Everest

    Andrew Palmer (2003)

    Documentary that looks at some of the people that have died trying to reach the summit of Mount Everest, focusing particularly on South African climber Bruce Herrod.

    UK, Canada / 48 min

    The dark side of Everest

    Andrew Palmer

    • 2003
    • UK, Canada
    • 48 min
    Documentary that looks at some of the people that have died trying to reach the summit of Mount Everest, focusing particularly on South African climber Bruce Herrod.

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    Video on demand
  • Documentary / Making Of

    The making of Everest DVD

    The making of Everest

    Laura Davis (1997)

    The making of Everest is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Everest and Mount Washington. It was directed by Laura Davis in 1997 and produced by MacGillivray Freeman Films. It features Greg MacGillivray, Alec Lorimore, Stephen Judson, Ed Viesturs, Araceli Segarra, Sumuyo Tzuzuki and others.

    USA / 38 min

    The making of Everest

    Laura Davis

    • 1997
    • USA
    • 38 min
    The making of Everest is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Everest and Mount Washington. It was directed by Laura Davis in 1997 and produced by MacGillivray Freeman Films. It features Greg MacGillivray, Alec Lorimore, Stephen Judson, Ed Viesturs, Araceli Segarra, Sumuyo Tzuzuki and others.

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    Everest Vod

    Everest

    David Breashears (1998)

    An international team of climbers ascends Mt. Everest in the spring of 1996 to make a documentary for the big screen of the Imax theatres. The film depicts their lengthy preparations for the climb, their trek to the summit, and their successful return to Base Camp. It also shows many of the challenges the group faced, including avalanches, lack of oxygen, treacherous ice walls, carrying an Imax camera to the summit, and a deadly blizzard. Filmed during the infamous 1996 storm that claimed eight lives, Everest also documents the filmmakers' harrowing rescue efforts to help surviving members of the ill-fated group.

    USA / 44 min

    Everest

    David Breashears, Greg MacGillivray, Stephen Judson

    • 1998
    • USA
    • 44 min
    An international team of climbers ascends Mt. Everest in the spring of 1996 to make a documentary for the big screen of the Imax theatres. The film depicts their lengthy preparations for the climb, their trek to the summit, and their successful return to Base Camp. It also shows many of the challenges the group faced, including avalanches, lack of oxygen, treacherous ice walls, carrying an Imax camera to the summit, and a deadly blizzard. Filmed during the infamous 1996 storm that claimed eight lives, Everest also documents the filmmakers' harrowing rescue efforts to help surviving members of the ill-fated group.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Storm over Everest DVD

    Storm over Everest

    David Breashears (2008)

    Storm over Everest is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Everest. It was directed by David Breashears in 2008 and produced by Arcturus Motion Pictures. It is a part of the series PBS Frontline. It features Neal Beidleman, David Breashears, Guy Cotter, Charlotte Fox, Lene Gammelgaard, Makalu Gau and others.

    USA / 105 min

    Storm over Everest

    David Breashears

    • 2008
    • USA
    • 105 min
    Storm over Everest is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Everest. It was directed by David Breashears in 2008 and produced by Arcturus Motion Pictures. It is a part of the series PBS Frontline. It features Neal Beidleman, David Breashears, Guy Cotter, Charlotte Fox, Lene Gammelgaard, Makalu Gau and others.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Remnants of Everest - The 1996 tragedy

    Remnants of Everest - The 1996 tragedy

    David Breashears (2007)

    As darkness fell on May 10, 1996, a fast moving storm of unimaginable ferocity trapped three climbing teams high on the slopes of Mount Everest. The climbers, exhausted from their summit climb, were soon lost in darkness, in a fierce blizzard, far from the safety of High Camp at 26,000 feet. This film tells the story of the five climbers who perished in that storm, marking the worst climbing tragedy in Mount Everest's history. But more remarkably, it is the story of eleven climbers caught in the storm and the eyewitness accounts of their astonishing survival in the world's most unforgiving environment.

    USA / 101 min

    Remnants of Everest - The 1996 tragedy

    David Breashears

    • 2007
    • USA
    • 101 min
    As darkness fell on May 10, 1996, a fast moving storm of unimaginable ferocity trapped three climbing teams high on the slopes of Mount Everest. The climbers, exhausted from their summit climb, were soon lost in darkness, in a fierce blizzard, far from the safety of High Camp at 26,000 feet. This film tells the story of the five climbers who perished in that storm, marking the worst climbing tragedy in Mount Everest's history. But more remarkably, it is the story of eleven climbers caught in the storm and the eyewitness accounts of their astonishing survival in the world's most unforgiving environment.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Mount Everest - The movie

    Mount Everest - The movie

    Roger Goodman (1998)

    Mount Everest - The movie is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Everest. It was directed by Roger Goodman in 1998 and produced by ABC. It is a part of the series ABC News Saturday Night. It features Forrest Sawyer, Beck Weathers, Jon Krakauer, David Breashears, Anatoli Boukreev, Peach Weathers and others.

    USA / 44 min

    Mount Everest - The movie

    Roger Goodman

    • 1998
    • USA
    • 44 min
    Mount Everest - The movie is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Everest. It was directed by Roger Goodman in 1998 and produced by ABC. It is a part of the series ABC News Saturday Night. It features Forrest Sawyer, Beck Weathers, Jon Krakauer, David Breashears, Anatoli Boukreev, Peach Weathers and others.

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  • Documentary / Historical

    Tempting fate DVD

    Tempting fate

    Maria Zone (1997)

    The second episode of the 2 part series 'Everest: Mountain of dreams, mountain of doom', explores the triumphant (and tragic) expeditions of the modern era and takes an in-depth view of the terrible events of 1996, the deadliest year in the history of Mount Everest. From George Mallory to the 1996 tragedy, the series explores the major personalities and expeditions covering an 80-year span. The first episode, titled 'The Quest', includes the incredible stories of the early climbers, including George Leigh Mallory and Sir Edmund Hillary's legendary summit climb, and much more. 

    USA / 53 min

    Tempting fate

    Maria Zone

    • 1997
    • USA
    • 53 min
    The second episode of the 2 part series 'Everest: Mountain of dreams, mountain of doom', explores the triumphant (and tragic) expeditions of the modern era and takes an in-depth view of the terrible events of 1996, the deadliest year in the history of Mount Everest. From George Mallory to the 1996 tragedy, the series explores the major personalities and expeditions covering an 80-year span. The first episode, titled 'The Quest', includes the incredible stories of the early climbers, including George Leigh Mallory and Sir Edmund Hillary's legendary summit climb, and much more. 

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  • Documentary / Historical

    Disaster on Everest

    Gabriella Polletta (2004)

    In May 1996 Everest claimed the lives of 11 climbers. Some of these men and women were amateurs. They believed that any reasonably fit person could make it to the top of the world. They were adrenaline junkies but had to face tragic consequences when the forces of nature hit back. In May 1996, three groups departed Camp Four simultaneously, en route to the 29,028-foot summit. Over the next 48 hours, they faced hurricane-force winds, exposure, oxygen deprivation, freezing conditions, psychological pain and, ultimately, death. The film includes archive footage and testimony from expert mountaineers like Chris Bonington and Ed Viesturs, and from some of the disaster's survivors. 

    UK / 24 min

    Disaster on Everest

    Gabriella Polletta

    • 2004
    • UK
    • 24 min
    In May 1996 Everest claimed the lives of 11 climbers. Some of these men and women were amateurs. They believed that any reasonably fit person could make it to the top of the world. They were adrenaline junkies but had to face tragic consequences when the forces of nature hit back. In May 1996, three groups departed Camp Four simultaneously, en route to the 29,028-foot summit. Over the next 48 hours, they faced hurricane-force winds, exposure, oxygen deprivation, freezing conditions, psychological pain and, ultimately, death. The film includes archive footage and testimony from expert mountaineers like Chris Bonington and Ed Viesturs, and from some of the disaster's survivors. 

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