Filmography

Griffith Pugh

4 films

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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.

    Climbing locations

  • 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.

    Climbing locations

  • Documentary / Historical

    Seven faces of Everest

    Seven faces of Everest

    Leanne Klein (1993)

    Using fascinating footage from the 1953 British expedition, 1960 Chinese expedition, 1975 Soutwest Face expedition, Wilson's solo attempt, 1982 Northeast Ridge expedition and others, this film explores nationalism, false summit claims, colonialism, personal fulfilment and loss.

    UK / 70 min

    Seven faces of Everest

    Leanne Klein

    • 1993
    • UK
    • 70 min
    Using fascinating footage from the 1953 British expedition, 1960 Chinese expedition, 1975 Soutwest Face expedition, Wilson's solo attempt, 1982 Northeast Ridge expedition and others, this film explores nationalism, false summit claims, colonialism, personal fulfilment and loss.

    Climbing locations

  • 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.

    Climbing locations

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