Filmography

John Hunt

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    By fair means...

    By fair means...

    Richard Else (1991)

    First episode of 'The climbers', a six-part series on the history of mountaineering produced by Chris Bonington and Richard Else for the BBC. This episode recreates Alfred Mummery's first ascent of the Grepon, in the French Alps in 1881. Chris Bonington dons tweeds, woollen stockings and velour hat to re-create Alfred Mummery's classic ascent. As Bonington says, Mummery could be described more than anyone as the father of modern alpinism.

    UK / 30 min

    By fair means...

    Richard Else

    • 1991
    • UK
    • 30 min
    First episode of 'The climbers', a six-part series on the history of mountaineering produced by Chris Bonington and Richard Else for the BBC. This episode recreates Alfred Mummery's first ascent of the Grepon, in the French Alps in 1881. Chris Bonington dons tweeds, woollen stockings and velour hat to re-create Alfred Mummery's classic ascent. As Bonington says, Mummery could be described more than anyone as the father of modern alpinism.

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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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  • 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 / Historical

    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 / Chronicle

    L'Everest à tout prix

    Jean Afanassieff (1999)

    Twenty years after his victorious ascent to Everest, the first for a French, Pierre Mazaud returns to Nepal and makes the journey from Kathmandu to the foot of the roof of the world. He is accompanied by Jean Afanassief who accompanied him during his victorious attempt in 1978. The film traces the history of Everest's ascents and the technological and sporting evolutions and revolutions that marked this epic. It also focuses on the consequences of globalization and the Himalayan adventure on the lives of Nepalese, the empowerment of Sherpas; it also raises the question of the consequences of this rapid evolution on safety and the environment.

    France / 57 min

    L'Everest à tout prix

    Jean Afanassieff

    • 1999
    • France
    • 57 min
    Twenty years after his victorious ascent to Everest, the first for a French, Pierre Mazaud returns to Nepal and makes the journey from Kathmandu to the foot of the roof of the world. He is accompanied by Jean Afanassief who accompanied him during his victorious attempt in 1978. The film traces the history of Everest's ascents and the technological and sporting evolutions and revolutions that marked this epic. It also focuses on the consequences of globalization and the Himalayan adventure on the lives of Nepalese, the empowerment of Sherpas; it also raises the question of the consequences of this rapid evolution on safety and the environment.

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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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  • 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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