Filmography

George Leigh Mallory

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    Der deutsche Schicksalsberg

    Der deutsche Schicksalsberg

    Florian Hartung (2003)

    Der deutsche Schicksalsberg is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Nanga Parbat and Everest. It was directed by Florian Hartung in 2003 and produced by Februrar Film. It is a part of the series Weisse hölle Himalaja (1/2). It features Heiner Geissler, Ashraf Aman, Edmund Hillary, Hajo Netzer, Reinhold Messner, Kurt Diemberger and others.

    Germany / 44 min

    Der deutsche Schicksalsberg

    Florian Hartung, Christian Deick

    • 2003
    • Germany
    • 44 min
    Der deutsche Schicksalsberg is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Nanga Parbat and Everest. It was directed by Florian Hartung in 2003 and produced by Februrar Film. It is a part of the series Weisse hölle Himalaja (1/2). It features Heiner Geissler, Ashraf Aman, Edmund Hillary, Hajo Netzer, Reinhold Messner, Kurt Diemberger and others.

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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 / Historical

    The quest DVD

    The quest

    Maria Zone (1997)

    The first episode of the 2 part series 'Everest: Mountain of dreams, mountain of doom', includes the incredible stories of the early climbers, including George Leigh Mallory and Sir Edmund Hillary's legendary summit climb, and much more.  From George Mallory to the 1996 tragedy, the series explores the major personalities and expeditions covering an 80-year span. The second episode, titled 'Tempting Fate', 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.

    USA / 43 min

    The quest

    Maria Zone

    • 1997
    • USA
    • 43 min
    The first episode of the 2 part series 'Everest: Mountain of dreams, mountain of doom', includes the incredible stories of the early climbers, including George Leigh Mallory and Sir Edmund Hillary's legendary summit climb, and much more.  From George Mallory to the 1996 tragedy, the series explores the major personalities and expeditions covering an 80-year span. The second episode, titled 'Tempting Fate', 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.

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    Man against a mountain - The conquest of Everest DVD

    Man against a mountain - The conquest of Everest

    Jonathan Martin (1996)

    Historical documentary about the coquest of Everest. The pre-war attempts, the first successful assault in 1953 and subsequent expeditions, including the attempts to climb it without oxygen. The documentary shows the ascent routes of the different expeditions and the climbing methods they used. The film is mostly made using film footage of all those historical expeditions.

    UK / 26 min

    Man against a mountain - The conquest of Everest

    Jonathan Martin

    • 1996
    • UK
    • 26 min
    Historical documentary about the coquest of Everest. The pre-war attempts, the first successful assault in 1953 and subsequent expeditions, including the attempts to climb it without oxygen. The documentary shows the ascent routes of the different expeditions and the climbing methods they used. The film is mostly made using film footage of all those historical expeditions.

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  • Documentary / Research

    Lost on Everest DVD

    Lost on Everest

    Liesl Clark (1999)

    In 1924, British climbers George Mallory and Andrew Irvine disappeared while attempting to become the first to reach the summit of Mount Everest. Exactly how far they climbed and how they died has been a mystery ever since. In 1999, a British-American research team set out to conquer Everest on the north side. Not for the beauty of the gesture, but to find to find clues that can unravel the mystery. They make a great find: the body of George Mallory himself, though the mystery only deepened...

    Germany, UK, USA / 52 min

    Lost on Everest

    Liesl Clark, Peter Firstbrook

    • 1999
    • Germany, UK, USA
    • 52 min
    In 1924, British climbers George Mallory and Andrew Irvine disappeared while attempting to become the first to reach the summit of Mount Everest. Exactly how far they climbed and how they died has been a mystery ever since. In 1999, a British-American research team set out to conquer Everest on the north side. Not for the beauty of the gesture, but to find to find clues that can unravel the mystery. They make a great find: the body of George Mallory himself, though the mystery only deepened...

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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 / Research

    Everest - The mystery of Mallory and Irvine DVD

    Everest - The mystery of Mallory and Irvine

    Andrew Harvard (1986)

    Did George Mallory and Andrew Irvine reach the top of Mt. Everest in 1924, nearly 30 years before Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay? This award-winning film, produced by renowned climbers and filmmakers David Breashears and Andrew Harvard, takes a fascinating look at Mallory's courageous attempt and the enduring mystery surrounding his disappearance atop the mountain. Featuring remarkable archival expedition footage from 1922 and 1924, it also includes candid interviews with Sir Edmund Hillary, Sir Chris Bonington and rare eye-witness accounts from the last two surviving members of Mallory's team.

    USA / 49 min

    Everest - The mystery of Mallory and Irvine

    Andrew Harvard, David Breashears

    • 1986
    • USA
    • 49 min
    Did George Mallory and Andrew Irvine reach the top of Mt. Everest in 1924, nearly 30 years before Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay? This award-winning film, produced by renowned climbers and filmmakers David Breashears and Andrew Harvard, takes a fascinating look at Mallory's courageous attempt and the enduring mystery surrounding his disappearance atop the mountain. Featuring remarkable archival expedition footage from 1922 and 1924, it also includes candid interviews with Sir Edmund Hillary, Sir Chris Bonington and rare eye-witness accounts from the last two surviving members of Mallory's team.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Dying for Everest

    Richard Dennison (2007)

    On May 15, 2006, double amputee Mark Inglis reached the summit of Mt. Everest. It was a remarkable achievement, and Inglis was feted by the press and public alike. But only a few days later he was plunged into a storm of controversy when it was learned that he and his teammates had passed an incapacitated climber, Englishman David Sharp, leaving him to a lonely death high in the Death Zone. In 'Dying for Everest', we hear their stories and witness the strange effect Everest has on the rules of survival. And at the end, we are able to judge for ourselves the morality of climbing in the Death Zone.

    New Zealand / 52 min

    Dying for Everest

    Richard Dennison

    • 2007
    • New Zealand
    • 52 min
    On May 15, 2006, double amputee Mark Inglis reached the summit of Mt. Everest. It was a remarkable achievement, and Inglis was feted by the press and public alike. But only a few days later he was plunged into a storm of controversy when it was learned that he and his teammates had passed an incapacitated climber, Englishman David Sharp, leaving him to a lonely death high in the Death Zone. In 'Dying for Everest', we hear their stories and witness the strange effect Everest has on the rules of survival. And at the end, we are able to judge for ourselves the morality of climbing in the Death Zone.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Un guide sur l'everest

    Christophe Raylat (2010)

    After a brief review of the history of the expeditions to Mount Everest, the documentary focuses on the figure of Bernard Muller, founder of Stages Expedition, and one of the first guides to lead mountaineers to the summit of Everest. Since 1990, the agency has organized dozens of successful ascents on the biggest peaks of the planet, and especially on Everest. The film pays attention to Muller's expedition to Manaslu in 1981 (where he made the first ascent of the west wall together with Pierre Beghin) and to his last expedition to Mount Everest in 2006.

    France / 21 min

    Un guide sur l'everest

    Christophe Raylat

    • 2010
    • France
    • 21 min
    After a brief review of the history of the expeditions to Mount Everest, the documentary focuses on the figure of Bernard Muller, founder of Stages Expedition, and one of the first guides to lead mountaineers to the summit of Everest. Since 1990, the agency has organized dozens of successful ascents on the biggest peaks of the planet, and especially on Everest. The film pays attention to Muller's expedition to Manaslu in 1981 (where he made the first ascent of the west wall together with Pierre Beghin) and to his last expedition to Mount Everest in 2006.

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    Watch Free
  • Documentary / Historical

    The wildest dream Vod

    The wildest dream

    Anthony Geffen (2009)

    After discovering Mallory’s body on Everest in 1999, Conrad Anker’s life became intertwined with Mallory’s story. Mallory’s frozen body was found with his belongings intact; the only thing missing was a photograph of Ruth, which Mallory had promised to place on the summit. Haunted by Mallory's story, Anker returns to Everest with British climbing prodigy Leo Houlding to discover the truth about Mallory and to unravel the mysteries surrounding his disappearance. Anker and his climbing partner take on the Second Step without the use of the fixed ladder; free climbing it to evaluate if indeed Mallory was capable of climbing the Second Step himself in 1924.

    USA / 94 min

    The wildest dream

    Anthony Geffen

    • 2009
    • USA
    • 94 min
    After discovering Mallory’s body on Everest in 1999, Conrad Anker’s life became intertwined with Mallory’s story. Mallory’s frozen body was found with his belongings intact; the only thing missing was a photograph of Ruth, which Mallory had promised to place on the summit. Haunted by Mallory's story, Anker returns to Everest with British climbing prodigy Leo Houlding to discover the truth about Mallory and to unravel the mysteries surrounding his disappearance. Anker and his climbing partner take on the Second Step without the use of the fixed ladder; free climbing it to evaluate if indeed Mallory was capable of climbing the Second Step himself in 1924.

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  • Documentary / Research

    Erster auf dem Everest Vod

    Erster auf dem Everest

    Gerald Salmina (2010)

    History books tells us that in 1953, Hillary and Tensing were the firsts to conquer Mount Everest. However the German researcher Jochen Hemmleb is now casting doubt on this belief as just below the summit of Mount Everest he and his team discovered the well-preserved body of George Mallory, who in 1924 had made an assault on the peak with his climbing partner Andrew Irvine. Did Mallory stand on the summit 30 years before Hillary? To find an answer to this question, we follow Jochen Hemmleb on a further risky search expedition on the roof of the world. Using criminological methods Hemmleb and his team also hope also to find the body of Mallory’s partner, Andrew Irvine. In 1924 Irvine had a small camera with him, whose contents may provide proof as to who was actually the first person to reach Everest’s summit.

    Austria, France, Germany / 99 min

    Erster auf dem Everest

    Gerald Salmina

    • 2010
    • Austria, France, Germany
    • 99 min
    History books tells us that in 1953, Hillary and Tensing were the firsts to conquer Mount Everest. However the German researcher Jochen Hemmleb is now casting doubt on this belief as just below the summit of Mount Everest he and his team discovered the well-preserved body of George Mallory, who in 1924 had made an assault on the peak with his climbing partner Andrew Irvine. Did Mallory stand on the summit 30 years before Hillary? To find an answer to this question, we follow Jochen Hemmleb on a further risky search expedition on the roof of the world. Using criminological methods Hemmleb and his team also hope also to find the body of Mallory’s partner, Andrew Irvine. In 1924 Irvine had a small camera with him, whose contents may provide proof as to who was actually the first person to reach Everest’s summit.

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    Video on Demand
  • Documentary / Research

    Der erste auf dem Mount Everest? Vod

    Der erste auf dem Mount Everest?

    Gerald Salmina (2011)

    Short version of the documentary 'Erster auf dem Everest': History books tells us that in 1953, Hillary and Tensing were the firsts to conquer Mount Everest. However the German researcher Jochen Hemmleb is now casting doubt on this belief. Did Mallory stand on the summit 30 years before Hillary? To find an answer to this question, we follow Jochen Hemmleb on a risky search expedition on the roof of the world. Using criminological methods Hemmleb and his team hope also to find the body of Mallory’s partner, Andrew Irvine. In 1924 Irvine had a small camera with him, whose contents may provide proof as to who was actually the first person to reach Everest’s summit.

    Austria, France, Germany / 53 min

    Der erste auf dem Mount Everest?

    Gerald Salmina, Frédéric Lossignol

    • 2011
    • Austria, France, Germany
    • 53 min
    Short version of the documentary 'Erster auf dem Everest': History books tells us that in 1953, Hillary and Tensing were the firsts to conquer Mount Everest. However the German researcher Jochen Hemmleb is now casting doubt on this belief. Did Mallory stand on the summit 30 years before Hillary? To find an answer to this question, we follow Jochen Hemmleb on a risky search expedition on the roof of the world. Using criminological methods Hemmleb and his team hope also to find the body of Mallory’s partner, Andrew Irvine. In 1924 Irvine had a small camera with him, whose contents may provide proof as to who was actually the first person to reach Everest’s summit.

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    Video on Demand

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