Filmography

John Cleare

9 films

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    Surrender to Everest

    Surrender to Everest

    Ned Kelly (1971)

    Norman Dyhrenfurth leads an expedition with thirty climbers from thirteen different countries including Don Whillans, Dougal Haston, Naomi Uemura, Pierre Mazeaud, and others. This optimistic expedition hopes to simultaneously climb the SW Face and the West Ridge Direct, but is fraught with one-upmanship, personality conflicts, and organizational problems. Harsh Bahuguna is caught out in a storm at Camp 3 and died despite the efforts of the rescue party. The expedition falters after his death, but Whillans and Haston push the SW Face route up to 27,400 feet (8,350 meters) before lack of equipment forces an end to the expedition.

    UK / 102 min

    Surrender to Everest

    Ned Kelly, Anthony Thomas

    • 1971
    • UK
    • 102 min
    Norman Dyhrenfurth leads an expedition with thirty climbers from thirteen different countries including Don Whillans, Dougal Haston, Naomi Uemura, Pierre Mazeaud, and others. This optimistic expedition hopes to simultaneously climb the SW Face and the West Ridge Direct, but is fraught with one-upmanship, personality conflicts, and organizational problems. Harsh Bahuguna is caught out in a storm at Camp 3 and died despite the efforts of the rescue party. The expedition falters after his death, but Whillans and Haston push the SW Face route up to 27,400 feet (8,350 meters) before lack of equipment forces an end to the expedition.

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  • Documentary / Live Broadcast

    Operation Overhang

    Operation Overhang

    Alan Chivers (1964)

    In September 1963, the BBC broadcast a live program showing four climbers, Ian McNaught-Davis, Peter Crew, Barry Ingle, Paul Nunn attempting the ascent of Britain's most formidable overhang Kilnsey Crag, Grassington 'where the tigers sharpen their claws'. The event, commented by Ian McNaught-Davis on the face and Jeremy James at the foot of the climb, was transmitted live through 3 connections over the course of 28th of September. The transmission was part of the BBC program Time Out.

    UK / 30 min

    Operation Overhang

    Alan Chivers

    • 1964
    • UK
    • 30 min
    In September 1963, the BBC broadcast a live program showing four climbers, Ian McNaught-Davis, Peter Crew, Barry Ingle, Paul Nunn attempting the ascent of Britain's most formidable overhang Kilnsey Crag, Grassington 'where the tigers sharpen their claws'. The event, commented by Ian McNaught-Davis on the face and Jeremy James at the foot of the climb, was transmitted live through 3 connections over the course of 28th of September. The transmission was part of the BBC program Time Out.

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  • Documentary / Making Of

    How they climbed the Old Man of Hoy

    How they climbed the Old Man of Hoy

    John Gray (1967)

    A making of the live broadcast of the ascent of the Old Man of Hoy. In July of 1967, 15 million people watched one of the most audacious BBC outside broadcasts ever undertaken - the climbing of the 'Old Man of Hoy'. This is an account of how the BBC-1 television programme was organised, together with recordings made during the broadcast, and interviews with those who helped to make it possible as well as those who did the actual climb.

    UK / 25 min

    How they climbed the Old Man of Hoy

    How they climbed the Old Man of Hoy

    John Gray

    • 1967
    • UK
    • 25 min
    A making of the live broadcast of the ascent of the Old Man of Hoy. In July of 1967, 15 million people watched one of the most audacious BBC outside broadcasts ever undertaken - the climbing of the 'Old Man of Hoy'. This is an account of how the BBC-1 television programme was organised, together with recordings made during the broadcast, and interviews with those who helped to make it possible as well as those who did the actual climb.

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  • Documentary / Live Broadcast

    Le Cervin en direct

    Walter Pluess (1965)

    A climb to mark the 100th anniversary of the first ascent of the Matterhorn, live on TV. The programme, a coproduction of the Swiss, French, Italian and British televisions, was shown throughout Europe, in the United States and in Japan in a series of 5 broadcasts between 8 and 16h. This film, by the Swiss television, is a summary of the live broadcasts in a in a single program. Ian McNaught-Davis roped with the guide Heinrich Taugwalder and Jean Juge with Robert Bichler narrate the ascent while they climb by the original Whymper route. They follow the progression of Michel Darbellay and Hilti von Allmen who climb the north face by the Schmidt route. The program ends when all the teams meet at the summit.

    Switzerland / 31 min

    Le Cervin en direct

    Walter Pluess

    • 1965
    • Switzerland
    • 31 min
    A climb to mark the 100th anniversary of the first ascent of the Matterhorn, live on TV. The programme, a coproduction of the Swiss, French, Italian and British televisions, was shown throughout Europe, in the United States and in Japan in a series of 5 broadcasts between 8 and 16h. This film, by the Swiss television, is a summary of the live broadcasts in a in a single program. Ian McNaught-Davis roped with the guide Heinrich Taugwalder and Jean Juge with Robert Bichler narrate the ascent while they climb by the original Whymper route. They follow the progression of Michel Darbellay and Hilti von Allmen who climb the north face by the Schmidt route. The program ends when all the teams meet at the summit.

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  • Documentary / Live Broadcast

    En direct du Cervin Vod

    En direct du Cervin

    (1965)

    A climb to mark the 100th anniversary of the first ascent of the Matterhorn, live on TV. The programme, a coproduction of the Swiss, French, Italian and British televisions, was shown throughout Europe, in the United States and in Japan in a series of 5 broadcasts between 8 and 16h. This film is the reedited version by the french televison of all the broadcasts in a single program. Ian McNaught-Davis roped with the guide Heinrich Taugwalder and Jean Juge with Robert Bichler narrate the ascent while they climb by the original Whymper route. They follow the progression of Michel Darbellay and Hilti von Allmen who climb the north face by the Schmidt route. All them meet at the summit. Michel Vaucher, Yvette Vaucher and Othmar Kronig who were also ascending the north face are interviewed, and the program ends with the television teams descending the mountain. Ettore Bich and Paul Etter were ascended by the italian side.

    France, Italy, Switzerland, UK / 43 min

    En direct du Cervin


    • 1965
    • France, Italy, Switzerland, UK
    • 43 min
    A climb to mark the 100th anniversary of the first ascent of the Matterhorn, live on TV. The programme, a coproduction of the Swiss, French, Italian and British televisions, was shown throughout Europe, in the United States and in Japan in a series of 5 broadcasts between 8 and 16h. This film is the reedited version by the french televison of all the broadcasts in a single program. Ian McNaught-Davis roped with the guide Heinrich Taugwalder and Jean Juge with Robert Bichler narrate the ascent while they climb by the original Whymper route. They follow the progression of Michel Darbellay and Hilti von Allmen who climb the north face by the Schmidt route. All them meet at the summit. Michel Vaucher, Yvette Vaucher and Othmar Kronig who were also ascending the north face are interviewed, and the program ends with the television teams descending the mountain. Ettore Bich and Paul Etter were ascended by the italian side.

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    The climbers

    The climbers

    Simon Hinkly (1970)

    A subjective style documentary of rock climbing in North Wales featuring two London brothers - both professional climbers: The Holliwell Brothers.

    UK / 20 min

    The climbers

    Simon Hinkly, Bev Clark

    • 1970
    • UK
    • 20 min
    A subjective style documentary of rock climbing in North Wales featuring two London brothers - both professional climbers: The Holliwell Brothers.

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  • 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.

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  • Documentary / Historical

    The Old Man of Hoy

    The Old Man of Hoy

    Christina Macaulay (1992)

    Commemorative program for the 25th anniversary of the live broadcast of the ascent of the Old Man of Hoy. In July of 1967, 15 million people watched one of the most audacious BBC outside broadcasts ever undertaken - the climbing of the 'Old Man of Hoy'. Chris Bonnington and Tom Patey, took the East Face; Joe Brown and Ian McNaught-Davis, the South Face; Peter Crew and Douglas Haston took the South-East Arête. A further crew of four climbers- Hamish MacInnes, John Cleare, Rusty Baillie and Ian Clough carried cameras and transmitters. 25 years later, BBC gathers the protagonists to recover the footage and to look back on the achievement.

    UK / 48 min

    The Old Man of Hoy

    Christina Macaulay

    • 1992
    • UK
    • 48 min
    Commemorative program for the 25th anniversary of the live broadcast of the ascent of the Old Man of Hoy. In July of 1967, 15 million people watched one of the most audacious BBC outside broadcasts ever undertaken - the climbing of the 'Old Man of Hoy'. Chris Bonnington and Tom Patey, took the East Face; Joe Brown and Ian McNaught-Davis, the South Face; Peter Crew and Douglas Haston took the South-East Arête. A further crew of four climbers- Hamish MacInnes, John Cleare, Rusty Baillie and Ian Clough carried cameras and transmitters. 25 years later, BBC gathers the protagonists to recover the footage and to look back on the achievement.

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  • Documentary / Live Broadcast

    The Old Man of Hoy

    The Old Man of Hoy

    Philip Gilbert (1967)

    In July of 1967, 15 million people watched one of the most audacious BBC outside broadcasts ever undertaken - the climbing of the Old Man of Hoy. Chris Bonnington and Tom Patey, took the East Face; Joe Brown and Ian McNaught-Davis, the South Face; Peter Crew and Douglas Haston took the South-East Arête. A further crew of four climbers- Hamish MacInnes, John Cleare, Rusty Baillie and Ian Clough carried cameras and transmitters. The live broadcast consisted of 6 connections between 7th and 9th of july whose titles were: The Old Man and The Climbers, Six Men, The Bivouac, Six Men-One Challenge, The first man to the summit, The Challenge and the Conquest. One week later BBC broadcasted a 30-minute program with the highlights of the live coverage.

    UK / 35 min

    The Old Man of Hoy

    Philip Gilbert

    • 1967
    • UK
    • 35 min
    In July of 1967, 15 million people watched one of the most audacious BBC outside broadcasts ever undertaken - the climbing of the Old Man of Hoy. Chris Bonnington and Tom Patey, took the East Face; Joe Brown and Ian McNaught-Davis, the South Face; Peter Crew and Douglas Haston took the South-East Arête. A further crew of four climbers- Hamish MacInnes, John Cleare, Rusty Baillie and Ian Clough carried cameras and transmitters. The live broadcast consisted of 6 connections between 7th and 9th of july whose titles were: The Old Man and The Climbers, Six Men, The Bivouac, Six Men-One Challenge, The first man to the summit, The Challenge and the Conquest. One week later BBC broadcasted a 30-minute program with the highlights of the live coverage.

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