Film list

1996 Mount Everest disaster

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  • Drama / Mountain Drama

    Everest Vod

    Everest

    Baltasar Kormákur (2015)

    Inspired by the incredible events surrounding an attempt to reach the summit of the world's highest mountain, Everest documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind. Their mettle tested by the harshest elements found on the planet, the climbers will face nearly impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival.

    USA / 121 min

    Everest

    Baltasar Kormákur

    • 2015
    • USA
    • 121 min
    Inspired by the incredible events surrounding an attempt to reach the summit of the world's highest mountain, Everest documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind. Their mettle tested by the harshest elements found on the planet, the climbers will face nearly impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival.

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  • Documentary / Making Of

    The making of Everest DVD

    The making of Everest

    Laura Davis (1997)

    Documentary about the making of the IMAX film 'Everest', detailing how a climbing team lead by world-famous mountaineer Ed Viesturs and award-winning cinematographer David Breshears, got an IMAX camera to the top of the world's highest mountain. The film also relives the events of those dramatic days when eight climbers from other expedition teams died in a sudden storm high on the mountain. A behind-the-scenes look at how the film crew put down their cameras and launched a rescue mission to save lives.

    USA / 38 min

    The making of Everest

    Laura Davis

    • 1997
    • USA
    • 38 min
    Documentary about the making of the IMAX film 'Everest', detailing how a climbing team lead by world-famous mountaineer Ed Viesturs and award-winning cinematographer David Breshears, got an IMAX camera to the top of the world's highest mountain. The film also relives the events of those dramatic days when eight climbers from other expedition teams died in a sudden storm high on the mountain. A behind-the-scenes look at how the film crew put down their cameras and launched a rescue mission to save lives.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Mount Everest - The movie

    Mount Everest - The movie

    Roger Goodman (1998)

    An ABC News report on the making of the IMAX movie Everest and the tragedy occurred while the team was filming the adventure in May 1996, when eight climbers from other expedition teams died in a sudden storm high on the mountain. The documentary relives the tragedy and some of the protagonists of the story are interviewed by Forrest Sawyer. The film features Beck Weathers and his wife Peach; Rob Hall's widow, Jan Arnold; Jon Krakauer, David Breashears, Neal Beidleman, Anatoli Boukreev, and others.

    USA / 44 min

    Mount Everest - The movie

    Roger Goodman

    • 1998
    • USA
    • 44 min
    An ABC News report on the making of the IMAX movie Everest and the tragedy occurred while the team was filming the adventure in May 1996, when eight climbers from other expedition teams died in a sudden storm high on the mountain. The documentary relives the tragedy and some of the protagonists of the story are interviewed by Forrest Sawyer. The film features Beck Weathers and his wife Peach; Rob Hall's widow, Jan Arnold; Jon Krakauer, David Breashears, Neal Beidleman, Anatoli Boukreev, and others.

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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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  • 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 / 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 / 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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  • 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 / 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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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    L'Everest à tout prix

    Jean Afanassieff (1999)

    Twenty years after his victorious ascent to Everest, the first for a French, Pierre Mazaud returns to Nepal and makes the journey from Kathmandu to the foot of the roof of the world. He is accompanied by Jean Afanassief who accompanied him during his victorious attempt in 1978. The film traces the history of Everest's ascents and the technological and sporting evolutions and revolutions that marked this epic. It also focuses on the consequences of globalization and the Himalayan adventure on the lives of Nepalese, the empowerment of Sherpas; it also raises the question of the consequences of this rapid evolution on safety and the environment.

    France / 57 min

    L'Everest à tout prix

    Jean Afanassieff

    • 1999
    • France
    • 57 min
    Twenty years after his victorious ascent to Everest, the first for a French, Pierre Mazaud returns to Nepal and makes the journey from Kathmandu to the foot of the roof of the world. He is accompanied by Jean Afanassief who accompanied him during his victorious attempt in 1978. The film traces the history of Everest's ascents and the technological and sporting evolutions and revolutions that marked this epic. It also focuses on the consequences of globalization and the Himalayan adventure on the lives of Nepalese, the empowerment of Sherpas; it also raises the question of the consequences of this rapid evolution on safety and the environment.

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