Filmography

ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

6 films

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Shadows of Everest

    Eric Campbell (2011)

    The legacy of Sir Edmund Hillary. Once he stood higher than anyone else on earth and almost 60 years on, in many parts of Nepal, Everest conqueror Sir Edmund Hillary remains a giant, revered for the schools, community programs and health projects he fostered. Hillary planned that after his death, his charity, The Himalayan Trust, would continue to provide assistance and developmental aid in Nepal. But instead, it has torn Hillary's family apart. Al Jazeera's '101 East' reports on how a family rift is threatening the legacy of Sir Edmund Hillary.

    Qatar / 25 min

    Shadows of Everest

    Eric Campbell

    • 2011
    • Qatar
    • 25 min
    The legacy of Sir Edmund Hillary. Once he stood higher than anyone else on earth and almost 60 years on, in many parts of Nepal, Everest conqueror Sir Edmund Hillary remains a giant, revered for the schools, community programs and health projects he fostered. Hillary planned that after his death, his charity, The Himalayan Trust, would continue to provide assistance and developmental aid in Nepal. But instead, it has torn Hillary's family apart. Al Jazeera's '101 East' reports on how a family rift is threatening the legacy of Sir Edmund Hillary.

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  • Drama / Adventure

    The Last Blue Mountain

    The Last Blue Mountain

    Lawrence Gordon Clark (1971)

    A film recreating the heart-rending true story of the 1957 expedition to Mount Haramosh in the Karakoram range in Pakistan. With the summit beyond reach, four young climbers are about to return to camp. Their brief pause to enjoy the view and take photographs is interrupted by an avalanche that sweeps Bernard Jillott and John Emery hundreds of feet down the mountain into a snow basin. Miraculously, they both survive the fall. Rae Culbert and Tony Streather risk their own lives to rescue their friends, only to become stranded alongside them.

    UK / 30 min

    The Last Blue Mountain

    Lawrence Gordon Clark

    • 1971
    • UK
    • 30 min
    A film recreating the heart-rending true story of the 1957 expedition to Mount Haramosh in the Karakoram range in Pakistan. With the summit beyond reach, four young climbers are about to return to camp. Their brief pause to enjoy the view and take photographs is interrupted by an avalanche that sweeps Bernard Jillott and John Emery hundreds of feet down the mountain into a snow basin. Miraculously, they both survive the fall. Rae Culbert and Tony Streather risk their own lives to rescue their friends, only to become stranded alongside them.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    The longest expedition

    Trudy McRobert (2016)

    Renowned climber Paul Pritchard returns to Tasmania's notorious Totem Pole to tackle the climb that nearly killed him eighteen years earlier and left him partially paralysed with a massive head injury. When Paul Pritchard returned to Tasmania's majestic Totem Pole rock pillar three months ago it was the culmination of an 18-year journey. The former professional climber and writer suffered a massive injury in 1998 when his rope dislodged a large rock, which fell on his head. He was saved by the actions of his former girlfriend who hauled him 30 metres up to a ledge before running for help. In a second stroke of luck, the paramedic on duty that day was also a climber. Neale Smith's decision to short-circuit a cliff rescue and abseil with Paul down to a waiting boat almost certainly saved his life.

    Australia / 30 min

    The longest expedition

    Trudy McRobert

    • 2016
    • Australia
    • 30 min
    Renowned climber Paul Pritchard returns to Tasmania's notorious Totem Pole to tackle the climb that nearly killed him eighteen years earlier and left him partially paralysed with a massive head injury. When Paul Pritchard returned to Tasmania's majestic Totem Pole rock pillar three months ago it was the culmination of an 18-year journey. The former professional climber and writer suffered a massive injury in 1998 when his rope dislodged a large rock, which fell on his head. He was saved by the actions of his former girlfriend who hauled him 30 metres up to a ledge before running for help. In a second stroke of luck, the paramedic on duty that day was also a climber. Neale Smith's decision to short-circuit a cliff rescue and abseil with Paul down to a waiting boat almost certainly saved his life.

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  • Documentary / Science / Medical

    The death zone

    The death zone

    Belinda Gibbon (2007)

    The death zone is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Everest. It was directed by Belinda Gibbon in 2007 and produced by ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). It is a part of the series Catalyst. It features Lincoln Hall, Brent Waters, Andrew Peacock and Jonica Newby.

    Australia / 12 min

    The death zone

    Belinda Gibbon

    • 2007
    • Australia
    • 12 min
    The death zone is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Everest. It was directed by Belinda Gibbon in 2007 and produced by ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). It is a part of the series Catalyst. It features Lincoln Hall, Brent Waters, Andrew Peacock and Jonica Newby.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Hands upon the rock

    David Flatman (1980)

    In 1979, Smith returned to the pyramid, together with climbers John Worrall and Hugh Ward. They successfully reached the summit and unfurled a flag of New South Wales provided to them by Premier Neville Wran, declaring the island Australian territory (a formality which it seems had not previously been done).

    Australia / 30 min

    Hands upon the rock

    David Flatman

    • 1980
    • Australia
    • 30 min
    In 1979, Smith returned to the pyramid, together with climbers John Worrall and Hugh Ward. They successfully reached the summit and unfurled a flag of New South Wales provided to them by Premier Neville Wran, declaring the island Australian territory (a formality which it seems had not previously been done).

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  • Documentary / Historical

    Rock of ages

    Trudy McRobert (2005)

    Rock of ages is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in Ball's Pyramid. It was produced in 2005 by ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). It is a part of the series Australian Story. It features Caroline Jones, Dick Smith, Pip Smith, Ian Gasking, Dave Roots, Rick Higgins and others.

    Australia / 28 min

    Rock of ages

    Trudy McRobert

    • 2005
    • Australia
    • 28 min
    Rock of ages is a documentary about rock climbing that takes place in Ball's Pyramid. It was produced in 2005 by ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). It is a part of the series Australian Story. It features Caroline Jones, Dick Smith, Pip Smith, Ian Gasking, Dave Roots, Rick Higgins and others.

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