Filmography

Allen Jewhurst

10 films

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  • Documentary / Historical

    K2 - Triumph and tragedy on the savage mountain

    K2 - Triumph and tragedy on the savage mountain

    Barry Reynolds (1988)

    Chris Bonington and Jim Curran trace the history of K2 expeditions from 1903 to the disastrous loss of life in the summer of 1986, when 13 climbers died on K2, climbing tragedies that aggressively carved the epithet the 'savage mountain' into the public consciousness. Jim Curran was hired by the British 'Fuller’s K2' team to document their attempt on the unclimbed NW Ridge, so he was at the mountain, all summer. Inevitably, his documentary ended up drifting into a gripping narrative from the front line of the disastrous and tragic summer that killed 13 climbers on K2.

    UK / 50 min

    K2 - Triumph and tragedy on the savage mountain

    Barry Reynolds, Allen Jewhurst

    • 1988
    • UK
    • 50 min
    Chris Bonington and Jim Curran trace the history of K2 expeditions from 1903 to the disastrous loss of life in the summer of 1986, when 13 climbers died on K2, climbing tragedies that aggressively carved the epithet the 'savage mountain' into the public consciousness. Jim Curran was hired by the British 'Fuller’s K2' team to document their attempt on the unclimbed NW Ridge, so he was at the mountain, all summer. Inevitably, his documentary ended up drifting into a gripping narrative from the front line of the disastrous and tragic summer that killed 13 climbers on K2.

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    Everest in winter

    Everest in winter

    Allen Jewhurst (1981)

    Documentary about an attempt to climb Mt. Everest in winter, the most inhospitab le time of the year to attempt the climb, on a previously unfollowed route.

    UK / 50 min

    Everest in winter

    Allen Jewhurst

    • 1981
    • UK
    • 50 min
    Documentary about an attempt to climb Mt. Everest in winter, the most inhospitab le time of the year to attempt the climb, on a previously unfollowed route.

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    The hidden kingdom

    Allen Jewhurst (1987)

    In 1986 Steve Berry led an expedition to climb the highest unclimbed peak in the world. It also happens to be the highest peak in Bhutan. Two years of laborious preparations had led up to the attempt to get the climbers on the mountain in the limited weather window between the end of the monsoons and the onset of winter. Their team almost reached the summit but they were driven off by horrendous storms. Due to the climbing restrictions in Bhutan, the mountain remains today as the highest unclimbed peak.

    UK / 53 min

    The hidden kingdom

    Allen Jewhurst

    • 1987
    • UK
    • 53 min
    In 1986 Steve Berry led an expedition to climb the highest unclimbed peak in the world. It also happens to be the highest peak in Bhutan. Two years of laborious preparations had led up to the attempt to get the climbers on the mountain in the limited weather window between the end of the monsoons and the onset of winter. Their team almost reached the summit but they were driven off by horrendous storms. Due to the climbing restrictions in Bhutan, the mountain remains today as the highest unclimbed peak.

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    Everest - The hardest way

    Everest - The hardest way

    Allen Jewhurst (1989)

    Documentary on John Hawkridge, who has suffered cerebral palsy since birth, and despite his immense difficulties with walking has a great passion for mountaineering. Chris Bonington narrates this film about John's attempt to climb 19,000 feet up Everest in the Himalaya.

    UK / 59 min

    Everest - The hardest way

    Allen Jewhurst

    • 1989
    • UK
    • 59 min
    Documentary on John Hawkridge, who has suffered cerebral palsy since birth, and despite his immense difficulties with walking has a great passion for mountaineering. Chris Bonington narrates this film about John's attempt to climb 19,000 feet up Everest in the Himalaya.

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  • Documentary / Historical

    Everest - Blood, sweat and tears

    Everest - Blood, sweat and tears

    Allen Jewhurst (1993)

    In this documentary first broadcast in 1993, Chris Bonington looks back at the first ever expeditions to conquer Mount Everest and the effect that the achievement of climbing the mountain had on climbing as a whole worldwide.

    UK / 51 min

    Everest - Blood, sweat and tears

    Allen Jewhurst

    • 1993
    • UK
    • 51 min
    In this documentary first broadcast in 1993, Chris Bonington looks back at the first ever expeditions to conquer Mount Everest and the effect that the achievement of climbing the mountain had on climbing as a whole worldwide.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    K2 - The savage mountain

    K2 - The savage mountain

    Allen Jewhurst (1979)

    K2 - The savage mountain is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in K2. It was directed by Allen Jewhurst in 1979 and produced by Yorkshire Television. It features Chris Bonington, Nick Estcourt, Doug Scott, Peter Boardman, Joe Tasker, Paul Braithwaite and others.

    UK / 44 min

    K2 - The savage mountain

    Allen Jewhurst

    • 1979
    • UK
    • 44 min
    K2 - The savage mountain is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in K2. It was directed by Allen Jewhurst in 1979 and produced by Yorkshire Television. It features Chris Bonington, Nick Estcourt, Doug Scott, Peter Boardman, Joe Tasker, Paul Braithwaite and others.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    The Logan run

    The Logan run

    Chris Lister (1991)

    A modern ascent of Mount Logan in the Northern Yukon of Alaska, retracing the steps of a 1925 expedition. American Jon Waterman leads Simon Wells, Joseph Runyan, Allen Jewhurst, John Dyer and Rick Atkinson to climb Prospectors Peak on Mount Logan. They mushed with dogs up the Chitina, Logan and Ogilvie Glaciers to 4100 meters on the King Trench route and then climbed Prospectors Peak. The program includes some black and white archive material.

    UK / 60 min

    The Logan run

    Chris Lister

    • 1991
    • UK
    • 60 min
    A modern ascent of Mount Logan in the Northern Yukon of Alaska, retracing the steps of a 1925 expedition. American Jon Waterman leads Simon Wells, Joseph Runyan, Allen Jewhurst, John Dyer and Rick Atkinson to climb Prospectors Peak on Mount Logan. They mushed with dogs up the Chitina, Logan and Ogilvie Glaciers to 4100 meters on the King Trench route and then climbed Prospectors Peak. The program includes some black and white archive material.

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    Everest - The hard way DVD

    Everest - The hard way

    Allen Jewhurst (1975)

    TV documentary of the 1975 British Expedition led by Chris Bonington up the South West Face of Everest. A band of cliffs on the southwest face, known as the Rock Band, had defeated five previous expeditions between 1969 and 1973. On September 20, Nick Estcourt and Paul Braithwaite achieved the first ascent of the Rock Band. The summit was reached by two teams: first on September 24 by Doug Scott and Dougal Haston, who survived the highest ever bivouac when they were benighted on the South Summit during their descent. On September 26 four more climbers attempted a second ascent. Peter Boardman and Sirdar Pertemba Sherpa were successful, but BBC cameraman Mick Burke, climbing alone after Martin Boysen turned back, failed to return from the summit.

    UK / 75 min

    Everest - The hard way

    Allen Jewhurst

    • 1975
    • UK
    • 75 min
    TV documentary of the 1975 British Expedition led by Chris Bonington up the South West Face of Everest. A band of cliffs on the southwest face, known as the Rock Band, had defeated five previous expeditions between 1969 and 1973. On September 20, Nick Estcourt and Paul Braithwaite achieved the first ascent of the Rock Band. The summit was reached by two teams: first on September 24 by Doug Scott and Dougal Haston, who survived the highest ever bivouac when they were benighted on the South Summit during their descent. On September 26 four more climbers attempted a second ascent. Peter Boardman and Sirdar Pertemba Sherpa were successful, but BBC cameraman Mick Burke, climbing alone after Martin Boysen turned back, failed to return from the summit.

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  • Documentary / Portrait

    Chris Bonington - The Everest years DVD

    Chris Bonington - The Everest years

    Allen Jewhurst (1987)

    Everest is beyond all but a few of us. It's nothing complicated that leads Chris Bonington back to the Himalayas as one of the world's most respected mountaineers - just a simple overwhelming love of mountains and rock-climbing, and a mind clearly focused on what he does supremely well. The sublime heights and deep tragedies that come with tackling the world's most awesome challenges, the exultation of the summits and the loss of dearest friends, are witnessed in this film. Both a record of some of the most remarkable achievements in climbing, and a tale of a family and a home in the English Lake District, the contrast between these twin sides of the man has led to a heartfelt life powerfully lived.

    UK / 51 min

    Chris Bonington - The Everest years

    Allen Jewhurst

    • 1987
    • UK
    • 51 min
    Everest is beyond all but a few of us. It's nothing complicated that leads Chris Bonington back to the Himalayas as one of the world's most respected mountaineers - just a simple overwhelming love of mountains and rock-climbing, and a mind clearly focused on what he does supremely well. The sublime heights and deep tragedies that come with tackling the world's most awesome challenges, the exultation of the summits and the loss of dearest friends, are witnessed in this film. Both a record of some of the most remarkable achievements in climbing, and a tale of a family and a home in the English Lake District, the contrast between these twin sides of the man has led to a heartfelt life powerfully lived.

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    DVD / BLU-RAY
  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    Barnaj

    Barnaj

    Allen Jewhurst (1979)

    A small team of British Mountaineers set off overland heading for the 21,000ft Mount Barnaj in the Kishtwar region of the Indian Himalaya. Featuring the great Paul Nunn, along with Geoff Tier and Bob Toogood, this quintessential 1970's film is a rare glimpse into a world that has changed so dramatically on a political level, yet remains very much in the hearts of today's Asian and Himalayan travellers. Part adventure film, part travel documentary and unashamedly a commercial for the long lost British motor industry, the star of the film is clearly the British Leyland Sherpa van. The climb, like many Himalayan peaks, proves hard, and the team fight cold, altitude, snow blindness, constant snow storms and flattened camps on their summit attempts.

    UK / 21 min

    Barnaj

    Allen Jewhurst

    • 1979
    • UK
    • 21 min
    A small team of British Mountaineers set off overland heading for the 21,000ft Mount Barnaj in the Kishtwar region of the Indian Himalaya. Featuring the great Paul Nunn, along with Geoff Tier and Bob Toogood, this quintessential 1970's film is a rare glimpse into a world that has changed so dramatically on a political level, yet remains very much in the hearts of today's Asian and Himalayan travellers. Part adventure film, part travel documentary and unashamedly a commercial for the long lost British motor industry, the star of the film is clearly the British Leyland Sherpa van. The climb, like many Himalayan peaks, proves hard, and the team fight cold, altitude, snow blindness, constant snow storms and flattened camps on their summit attempts.

    Climbing locations

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