Filmography

Edmund Hillary

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    In pursuit of fear Vod

    In pursuit of fear

    Amanda Rees (2003)

    In pursuit of fear is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Mont Blanc Massif and Kangchenjunga. It was directed by Amanda Rees in 2003 and produced by Principal Films. It is a part of the series Mountains and man (2/3). It features Doug Scott, Catherine Destivelle, Laurence Gouault, Steve Haston, Brian Okonek, Caradoc Jones and others.

    UK / 50 min

    In pursuit of fear

    Amanda Rees

    • 2003
    • UK
    • 50 min
    In pursuit of fear is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Mont Blanc Massif and Kangchenjunga. It was directed by Amanda Rees in 2003 and produced by Principal Films. It is a part of the series Mountains and man (2/3). It features Doug Scott, Catherine Destivelle, Laurence Gouault, Steve Haston, Brian Okonek, Caradoc Jones and others.

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  • Documentary / Historical

    The conquest of Everest 1953

    Andrew Aitken (1993)

    The conquest of Everest 1953 is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Everest. It was directed by Andrew Aitken in 1993 and produced by LaMancha Productions. 

    UK / 54 min

    The conquest of Everest 1953

    Andrew Aitken

    • 1993
    • UK
    • 54 min
    The conquest of Everest 1953 is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Everest. It was directed by Andrew Aitken in 1993 and produced by LaMancha Productions. 

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  • Documentary / Historical

    Beyond the edge Vod

    Beyond the edge

    Leanne Pooley (2013)

    A 3D feature film about Sir Edmund Hillary's monumental and historical ascent of Mt. Everest in 1953 - an event that stunned the world and defined a nation.

    New Zealand / 93 min

    Beyond the edge

    Leanne Pooley

    • 2013
    • New Zealand
    • 93 min
    A 3D feature film about Sir Edmund Hillary's monumental and historical ascent of Mt. Everest in 1953 - an event that stunned the world and defined a nation.

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    Everest unmasked Vod

    Everest unmasked

    Leo Dickinson (1978)

    Record of the first ascent of Everest made without the use of oxygen equipment, made in May 1978 by Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler. Could it be done? Would their blood vessels burst? Would they suffer brain damage leading to madness? Nobody was sure. Messner: 'I would never come here for trying Everest with oxygen. That is not a challenge for me.' A fascinating piece of history, well filmed by Leo Dickinson and Eric Jones (above the South Col Messner used a cine camera to continue the filming), featuring Messner and Habeler's thoughts. The film follows the usual sequence from Namche to Base Camp, through the Icefall, to Camps I, II and III. It also shows historical footage of the pioneering Mallory and Shipton expeditions.

    UK / 52 min

    Everest unmasked

    Leo Dickinson

    • 1978
    • UK
    • 52 min
    Record of the first ascent of Everest made without the use of oxygen equipment, made in May 1978 by Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler. Could it be done? Would their blood vessels burst? Would they suffer brain damage leading to madness? Nobody was sure. Messner: 'I would never come here for trying Everest with oxygen. That is not a challenge for me.' A fascinating piece of history, well filmed by Leo Dickinson and Eric Jones (above the South Col Messner used a cine camera to continue the filming), featuring Messner and Habeler's thoughts. The film follows the usual sequence from Namche to Base Camp, through the Icefall, to Camps I, II and III. It also shows historical footage of the pioneering Mallory and Shipton expeditions.

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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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  • Documentary / Historical

    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 / Historical

    Words of Everest

    Words of Everest

    Paul Copeland (2013)

    In 1953 Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay climbed their way into the history books when they conquered the summit of Mount Everest. But as the world commemorates their bravery, there remains a lingering controversy – were they beaten to it 30 years earlier by George Mallory’s doomed expedition? This Words Of... special traces both expeditions from their origins to the summit with readings from their private diary entries and personal letters. Extensive archive film footage and stylized abstract reconstruction bring their ordeals to life, revealing the sacrifices they made to the highest mountain in the world.

    UK / 46 min

    Words of Everest

    Paul Copeland

    • 2013
    • UK
    • 46 min
    In 1953 Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay climbed their way into the history books when they conquered the summit of Mount Everest. But as the world commemorates their bravery, there remains a lingering controversy – were they beaten to it 30 years earlier by George Mallory’s doomed expedition? This Words Of... special traces both expeditions from their origins to the summit with readings from their private diary entries and personal letters. Extensive archive film footage and stylized abstract reconstruction bring their ordeals to life, revealing the sacrifices they made to the highest mountain in the world.

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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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  • Documentary / Historical

    1953 - Triumpfh am Mount Everest DVD

    1953 - Triumpfh am Mount Everest

    Michaela Petek-Dinges (1999)

    The 10-part series '100 Jahre' (100 years) shows the essential and unforgettable moments of politics, society, and culture from 1900 to 1999. Each episode is nine minutes long, and the fascinating documentary images contain the essence of an exciting and terrible century. This episode focuses on the historical first ascent of Mount Everest by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay in 1953. The documentary collects the testimony of Hillary himself, George Band, member of the 1953 expedition, and Reinhold Messner, the first to conquer the summit without additional oxygen.

    Germany / 10 min

    1953 - Triumpfh am Mount Everest

    Michaela Petek-Dinges, Jens Afflerbach

    • 1999
    • Germany
    • 10 min
    The 10-part series '100 Jahre' (100 years) shows the essential and unforgettable moments of politics, society, and culture from 1900 to 1999. Each episode is nine minutes long, and the fascinating documentary images contain the essence of an exciting and terrible century. This episode focuses on the historical first ascent of Mount Everest by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay in 1953. The documentary collects the testimony of Hillary himself, George Band, member of the 1953 expedition, and Reinhold Messner, the first to conquer the summit without additional oxygen.

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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 / 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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