Filmography

RKO

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  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Operation White Tower

    Operation White Tower

    William Deeke (1948)

    Brad and Barbara Washburn were filmed by National Geographic and RKO Pictures on their ascent of Mount McKinley in Alaska. The film is a pictorial record of the first scientific conquest of Mount McKinley, filmed with the cooperation of the Boston Museum of Science. The short is part of the RKO's 'This is America' documentary series.

    USA / 19 min

    Operation White Tower

    William Deeke

    • 1948
    • USA
    • 19 min
    Brad and Barbara Washburn were filmed by National Geographic and RKO Pictures on their ascent of Mount McKinley in Alaska. The film is a pictorial record of the first scientific conquest of Mount McKinley, filmed with the cooperation of the Boston Museum of Science. The short is part of the RKO's 'This is America' documentary series.

    Climbing locations

  • Documentary / Climbing Journal

    Ice climbers

    Ice climbers

    (1956)

    Two climbers make their way up the imposing, perilous face of the Grossglockner, the tallest mountain in the Austrian Alps. Harry Wismer explains the details of the ascent and the type of equipment they use for such a climb. The film is an episode of the RKO Sportscopes, a series of shorts featuring scenes of different sports around the world produced between 1938 and 1957 and distributed by RKO.

    USA / 9 min

    Ice climbers


    • 1956
    • USA
    • 9 min
    Two climbers make their way up the imposing, perilous face of the Grossglockner, the tallest mountain in the Austrian Alps. Harry Wismer explains the details of the ascent and the type of equipment they use for such a climb. The film is an episode of the RKO Sportscopes, a series of shorts featuring scenes of different sports around the world produced between 1938 and 1957 and distributed by RKO.

    Climbing locations

  • Documentary / Instructional

    College climbers

    College climbers

    Joseph Walsh (1947)

    Richard wellington leads Western State Collegers from Gunnison up to Gothic Mountain in the Elk Mountains, Colorado. The film is an episode of the Rko Sportscopes, a series of shorts featuring scenes of different sports produced between 1938 and 1957.

    USA / 8 min

    College climbers

    Joseph Walsh

    • 1947
    • USA
    • 8 min
    Richard wellington leads Western State Collegers from Gunnison up to Gothic Mountain in the Elk Mountains, Colorado. The film is an episode of the Rko Sportscopes, a series of shorts featuring scenes of different sports produced between 1938 and 1957.

    Climbing locations

  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    Victoire sur l'Annapurna DVD

    Victoire sur l'Annapurna

    Marcel Ichac (1953)

    Record of the French Himalayan Expedition that climbed the first 8000 ever ascended: Annapurna in 1950. The expedition, led by Maurice Herzog, was composed of some of the finest mountaineers at the time (Louis Lachenal, Gaston Rébuffat, and Lionel Terray). Lachenal and Herzog reached the summit without the use of supplementary oxygen. The film is an epic adventure filmed in difficult conditions. It also shows the dramatic way back under the monsoon with Herzog and Lachenal unable to walk because of severe frostbite in hands and feets. The documentary was released in France 1953 only 8 weeks before Tenzing and Hillary conquered Mount Everest.

    France / 56 min

    Victoire sur l'Annapurna

    Marcel Ichac

    • 1953
    • France
    • 56 min
    Record of the French Himalayan Expedition that climbed the first 8000 ever ascended: Annapurna in 1950. The expedition, led by Maurice Herzog, was composed of some of the finest mountaineers at the time (Louis Lachenal, Gaston Rébuffat, and Lionel Terray). Lachenal and Herzog reached the summit without the use of supplementary oxygen. The film is an epic adventure filmed in difficult conditions. It also shows the dramatic way back under the monsoon with Herzog and Lachenal unable to walk because of severe frostbite in hands and feets. The documentary was released in France 1953 only 8 weeks before Tenzing and Hillary conquered Mount Everest.

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  • Drama / Adventure

    The white tower DVD

    The white tower

    Ted Tetzlaff (1950)

    The White Tower, a Matterhorn-like mountain in the Swiss Alps, has never been climbed. Carla Alten's father, a famous mountaineer, died in a long-ago attempt. Now, Carla, determined to fulfill her father's dream, has assembled an unusual climbing party to tackle the nearly-impossible ascent.

    USA / 92 min

    The white tower

    Ted Tetzlaff

    • 1950
    • USA
    • 92 min
    The White Tower, a Matterhorn-like mountain in the Swiss Alps, has never been climbed. Carla Alten's father, a famous mountaineer, died in a long-ago attempt. Now, Carla, determined to fulfill her father's dream, has assembled an unusual climbing party to tackle the nearly-impossible ascent.

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    Availability

    DVD / BLU-RAY

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