Documentary / Chronicle
Film of the 1955 British expedition to Kangchenjunga, the world's third-highest peak, led by Charles Evans. The first ascent of Kangchenjunga was made on 25th May 1955 when Joe Brown and George Band stopped just short of the summit, a promise they had made to the Nepalese authorities in respect of local beliefs that it is a sacred place. Norman Hardie and Tony Streather summited the following day. At this time, Kangchenjunga was the world’s highest unclimbed peak.
Documentary / Poetic
A cinematic and musical odyssey. An experience about the highest peaks around the world. Shot by the world's leading high altitude cinematographers, with narration written by celebrated British writer, Robert Macfarlane, and narrated by Willem Dafoe, the film explores the nature of our modern fascination with mountains. It shows us the spellbinding force of high places - and their ongoing power to shape our lives and our dreams. An Australian documentary film, co-written, co-produced and directed by Jennifer Peedom following his awarded film Sherpa.
- 70 min
AvailabilityDVD / BLU-RAY Video on Demand