Filmography

Charles Wylie

7 films

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    The ascent of Everest

    The ascent of Everest

    Antonello Padovano (2019)

    This is the story of how, on May 29, 1953, two men, both endowed with outstanding stamina and skill reached for the first time the top of the world: the summit of Mount Everest. Sir Edmund Hillary, accompanies us with his narration through all the stages of his victorious ascent, telling unknown details and reliving the epic climb giving the story an unprecedented and surprising testimony. His description of Tenzing definitely clarifies his relationship with his partner and his narration of why he wants to reach the summit enlightens us intimately on his motivation as mountaineer.

    Italy, UK / 57 min

    The ascent of Everest

    Antonello Padovano

    • 2019
    • Italy, UK
    • 57 min
    This is the story of how, on May 29, 1953, two men, both endowed with outstanding stamina and skill reached for the first time the top of the world: the summit of Mount Everest. Sir Edmund Hillary, accompanies us with his narration through all the stages of his victorious ascent, telling unknown details and reliving the epic climb giving the story an unprecedented and surprising testimony. His description of Tenzing definitely clarifies his relationship with his partner and his narration of why he wants to reach the summit enlightens us intimately on his motivation as mountaineer.

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    Exploring the Kanjiroba Himal

    Exploring the Kanjiroba Himal

    John Tyson (1964)

    Record of John Tyson's second expedition to Kanjiroba, which he led in 1964. The team attacked from the north-west down the Langu Khola, an even more forbidding gorge, and managed to reach the mouth of a side-stream that looked promising. Hacking a route up it, they eventually scaled a 20,000ft peak called Bhulu Lhasa which gave a good vantage point. From there they could see that two knife-edge ridges, overlooking glaciers, made their route to Kanjiroba impassable. In 1998 at 70 years old, John Tyson returned to the mountain for the last time. The story of this return is shown in the documentary 'Journey to Kanjiroba'.

    UK

    Exploring the Kanjiroba Himal

    John Tyson

    • 1964
    • UK
    Record of John Tyson's second expedition to Kanjiroba, which he led in 1964. The team attacked from the north-west down the Langu Khola, an even more forbidding gorge, and managed to reach the mouth of a side-stream that looked promising. Hacking a route up it, they eventually scaled a 20,000ft peak called Bhulu Lhasa which gave a good vantage point. From there they could see that two knife-edge ridges, overlooking glaciers, made their route to Kanjiroba impassable. In 1998 at 70 years old, John Tyson returned to the mountain for the last time. The story of this return is shown in the documentary 'Journey to Kanjiroba'.

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  • Documentary / Historical

    Hillary & Tenzing - Climbing to the roof of the world DVD

    Hillary & Tenzing - Climbing to the roof of the world

    Margaret Percy (1996)

    The true story of Tenzing Norgay, a sherpa from Nepal, and his quest to climb Mount Everest, which he could view from his backyard while growing up. He eventually becomes part of the British crew to climb Everest, where he meets Edmund Hillary, his eventual New Zealander partner who he makes history with by becoming the first two men to reach the top of Mount Everest in 1953. 

    USA / 56 min

    Hillary & Tenzing - Climbing to the roof of the world

    Margaret Percy

    • 1996
    • USA
    • 56 min
    The true story of Tenzing Norgay, a sherpa from Nepal, and his quest to climb Mount Everest, which he could view from his backyard while growing up. He eventually becomes part of the British crew to climb Everest, where he meets Edmund Hillary, his eventual New Zealander partner who he makes history with by becoming the first two men to reach the top of Mount Everest in 1953. 

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  • Documentary / Historical

    Hillary and Tenzing - Everest and after

    Hillary and Tenzing - Everest and after

    David Upshal (1997)

    Hillary and Tenzing - Everest and after is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Everest. It was directed by David Upshal in 1997 and produced by BBC. It is a part of the series Reputations. It features George Band, Peter Hansen, Charles Warren, Mike Westmacott, Raymond Lambert, John Hunt and others.

    UK / 60 min

    Hillary and Tenzing - Everest and after

    David Upshal

    • 1997
    • UK
    • 60 min
    Hillary and Tenzing - Everest and after is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Everest. It was directed by David Upshal in 1997 and produced by BBC. It is a part of the series Reputations. It features George Band, Peter Hansen, Charles Warren, Mike Westmacott, Raymond Lambert, John Hunt and others.

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  • Documentary / Historical

    The other side of the mountain

    The other side of the mountain

    Selwyn Roderick (1978)

    The other side of the mountain is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Everest. It was directed by Selwyn Roderick in 1978 and produced by BBC. It features John Hunt, Alfred Gregory, Tenzing Norgay, Charles Wylie, George Lowe, Michael Ward and others.

    UK / 60 min

    The other side of the mountain

    The other side of the mountain

    Selwyn Roderick

    • 1978
    • UK
    • 60 min
    The other side of the mountain is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Everest. It was directed by Selwyn Roderick in 1978 and produced by BBC. It features John Hunt, Alfred Gregory, Tenzing Norgay, Charles Wylie, George Lowe, Michael Ward and others.

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  • Documentary / Historical

    The race for Everest

    Mick Conefrey (2003)

    Documentary on Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay's historic ascent of Everest in 1953. Including previously unseen material filmed on the expedition, and interviews with surviving members of the team and members of the rival Swiss team, who attempted the mountain in 1952. The Swiss expedition, with the participation of the Sherpa Tenzing Norgay reached a height of about 8,595 metres (28,199 ft) on the southeast ridge, setting a new climbing altitude record, opening up a new route to Mount Everest and paving the way for the further successes of the 1953 British expedition.

    UK / 59 min

    The race for Everest

    Mick Conefrey

    • 2003
    • UK
    • 59 min
    Documentary on Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay's historic ascent of Everest in 1953. Including previously unseen material filmed on the expedition, and interviews with surviving members of the team and members of the rival Swiss team, who attempted the mountain in 1952. The Swiss expedition, with the participation of the Sherpa Tenzing Norgay reached a height of about 8,595 metres (28,199 ft) on the southeast ridge, setting a new climbing altitude record, opening up a new route to Mount Everest and paving the way for the further successes of the 1953 British expedition.

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    The conquest of Everest

    George Lowe (1953)

    Story of the first successful ascent of Mount Everest by Edmund Hillary and Tensing Norgay. The documentary details from the history of Mount Everest and earlier climbing expeditions to preparations (including oxygen and equipment testing at Farnborough) and description of the route. Includes voice commentary from John Hunt, Charles Wylie and Edmund Hillary. Camps, acclimatization and assault parties. Ends with a triumphant Hillary and Tenzing arriving back at Camp IV, and being congratulated by the team. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. Winner of the BAFTA Award for Best Documentary.

    UK / 78 min

    The conquest of Everest

    George Lowe, Thomas Stobart

    • 1953
    • UK
    • 78 min
    Story of the first successful ascent of Mount Everest by Edmund Hillary and Tensing Norgay. The documentary details from the history of Mount Everest and earlier climbing expeditions to preparations (including oxygen and equipment testing at Farnborough) and description of the route. Includes voice commentary from John Hunt, Charles Wylie and Edmund Hillary. Camps, acclimatization and assault parties. Ends with a triumphant Hillary and Tenzing arriving back at Camp IV, and being congratulated by the team. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. Winner of the BAFTA Award for Best Documentary.

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