Filmography

Tenzing Norgay

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    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.

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  • Documentary / Historical

    Words of Everest

    Words of Everest

    Paul Copeland (2013)

    In 1953 Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay climbed their way into the history books when they conquered the summit of Mount Everest. But as the world commemorates their bravery, there remains a lingering controversy – were they beaten to it 30 years earlier by George Mallory’s doomed expedition? This Words Of... special traces both expeditions from their origins to the summit with readings from their private diary entries and personal letters. Extensive archive film footage and stylized abstract reconstruction bring their ordeals to life, revealing the sacrifices they made to the highest mountain in the world.

    UK / 46 min

    Words of Everest

    Paul Copeland

    • 2013
    • UK
    • 46 min
    In 1953 Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay climbed their way into the history books when they conquered the summit of Mount Everest. But as the world commemorates their bravery, there remains a lingering controversy – were they beaten to it 30 years earlier by George Mallory’s doomed expedition? This Words Of... special traces both expeditions from their origins to the summit with readings from their private diary entries and personal letters. Extensive archive film footage and stylized abstract reconstruction bring their ordeals to life, revealing the sacrifices they made to the highest mountain in the world.

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  • Documentary / Historical

    Hillary & Tenzing - Climbing to the roof of the world DVD

    Hillary & Tenzing - Climbing to the roof of the world

    Margaret Percy (1996)

    The true story of Tenzing Norgay, a sherpa from Nepal, and his quest to climb Mount Everest, which he could view from his backyard while growing up. He eventually becomes part of the British crew to climb Everest, where he meets Edmund Hillary, his eventual New Zealander partner who he makes history with by becoming the first two men to reach the top of Mount Everest in 1953. 

    USA / 56 min

    Hillary & Tenzing - Climbing to the roof of the world

    Margaret Percy

    • 1996
    • USA
    • 56 min
    The true story of Tenzing Norgay, a sherpa from Nepal, and his quest to climb Mount Everest, which he could view from his backyard while growing up. He eventually becomes part of the British crew to climb Everest, where he meets Edmund Hillary, his eventual New Zealander partner who he makes history with by becoming the first two men to reach the top of Mount Everest in 1953. 

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    Glory or Death - Climbing Mount Everest

    Jordan Kronick (2018)

    Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel episode dedicated to the extreme danger faced by Nepalese Sherpas who guide climbers up and down Mount Everest. For some, climbing Mount Everest is an achievement. For the Sherpas, it's life. The danger that encompasses the climb slows down for neither. 'Real Sports' heads to Mount Everest to learn why the world-renowned Sherpas of Nepal who guide climbers up and down the world's highest mountain in the face of extreme danger are dying in increasing numbers.

    USA / 21 min

    Glory or Death - Climbing Mount Everest

    Jordan Kronick

    • 2018
    • USA
    • 21 min
    Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel episode dedicated to the extreme danger faced by Nepalese Sherpas who guide climbers up and down Mount Everest. For some, climbing Mount Everest is an achievement. For the Sherpas, it's life. The danger that encompasses the climb slows down for neither. 'Real Sports' heads to Mount Everest to learn why the world-renowned Sherpas of Nepal who guide climbers up and down the world's highest mountain in the face of extreme danger are dying in increasing numbers.

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  • Docudrama / Historical

    Everest, adventure at the top of the world

    Christopher Rowley (2007)

    This episode of 'History happened here' remembers the first successful ascent to Mount Everest. Edmund Hillary and the Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, were the first men to reach the top of the world and return. Their final ascent, including the famous 'Hillary Step' rock climb, is presented with both documentary and reenacted footage. The series, narrated by Star Treks Leonard Nimoy, tells outstanding historical facts through both archival footage and vivid reenactments, capturing the full emotion and drama of this earth-shaping, often life-shattering events.

    USA / 11 min

    Everest, adventure at the top of the world

    Christopher Rowley

    • 2007
    • USA
    • 11 min
    This episode of 'History happened here' remembers the first successful ascent to Mount Everest. Edmund Hillary and the Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, were the first men to reach the top of the world and return. Their final ascent, including the famous 'Hillary Step' rock climb, is presented with both documentary and reenacted footage. The series, narrated by Star Treks Leonard Nimoy, tells outstanding historical facts through both archival footage and vivid reenactments, capturing the full emotion and drama of this earth-shaping, often life-shattering events.

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  • Documentary / Expedition Journal

    Uomini sull'Everest

    Norman Dyhrenfurth (1954)

    Alternative version of the film Mount Everest 1952, the official record of the swiss expeditions to climb Mount Everest in 1952. Led by Edouard Wyss-Dunant, the 1952 spring Swiss Mount Everest expedition saw Raymond Lambert and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay reach 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 further successes by other expeditions. The film also records a second Swiss expedition in the autumn of 1952, after the monsoon, the first serious attempt to climb Everest at that time of year.

    Switzerland / 44 min

    Uomini sull'Everest

    Norman Dyhrenfurth, André Roch

    • 1954
    • Switzerland
    • 44 min
    Alternative version of the film Mount Everest 1952, the official record of the swiss expeditions to climb Mount Everest in 1952. Led by Edouard Wyss-Dunant, the 1952 spring Swiss Mount Everest expedition saw Raymond Lambert and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay reach 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 further successes by other expeditions. The film also records a second Swiss expedition in the autumn of 1952, after the monsoon, the first serious attempt to climb Everest at that time of year.

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  • Documentary / Historical

    Mythos Everest

    Mythos Everest

    Andreas Nickel (2013)

    For the anniversary year of the first ascent of the highest mountain on earth ServusTV broadcasts a special edition of Bergwelten. In this gripping documentary, alpine legend Reinhold Messner presents the milestones in the history of Mount Everest - from the great successes and tragedies to today's '8000er package tourism'. In this special edition we also show current pictures from the base camp, where up to 1,000 mountaineers are expected for the anniversary.

    Austria / 50 min

    Mythos Everest

    Andreas Nickel

    • 2013
    • Austria
    • 50 min
    For the anniversary year of the first ascent of the highest mountain on earth ServusTV broadcasts a special edition of Bergwelten. In this gripping documentary, alpine legend Reinhold Messner presents the milestones in the history of Mount Everest - from the great successes and tragedies to today's '8000er package tourism'. In this special edition we also show current pictures from the base camp, where up to 1,000 mountaineers are expected for the anniversary.

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  • Documentary / Chronicle

    In pursuit of fear Vod

    In pursuit of fear

    Amanda Rees (2003)

    In pursuit of fear is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Mont Blanc Massif and Kangchenjunga. It was directed by Amanda Rees in 2003 and produced by Principal Films. It is a part of the series Mountains and man (2/3). It features Doug Scott, Catherine Destivelle, Laurence Gouault, Steve Haston, Brian Okonek, Caradoc Jones and others.

    UK / 50 min

    In pursuit of fear

    Amanda Rees

    • 2003
    • UK
    • 50 min
    In pursuit of fear is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Mont Blanc Massif and Kangchenjunga. It was directed by Amanda Rees in 2003 and produced by Principal Films. It is a part of the series Mountains and man (2/3). It features Doug Scott, Catherine Destivelle, Laurence Gouault, Steve Haston, Brian Okonek, Caradoc Jones and others.

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  • Docudrama / Docudrama

    CSI on Everest

    Philippe Denham (2004)

    A team of mountaineers stumble across a group of less experienced climbers on Mount Everest who are desperately in need of help, and execute a daring rescue mission.

    USA / 46 min

    CSI on Everest

    Philippe Denham

    • 2004
    • USA
    • 46 min
    A team of mountaineers stumble across a group of less experienced climbers on Mount Everest who are desperately in need of help, and execute a daring rescue mission.

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  • Documentary / Historical

    The conquest of Everest 1953

    Andrew Aitken (1993)

    The conquest of Everest 1953 is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Everest. It was directed by Andrew Aitken in 1993 and produced by LaMancha Productions. 

    UK / 54 min

    The conquest of Everest 1953

    Andrew Aitken

    • 1993
    • UK
    • 54 min
    The conquest of Everest 1953 is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Everest. It was directed by Andrew Aitken in 1993 and produced by LaMancha Productions. 

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  • Documentary / Historical

    Les voies les plus dures

    Les voies les plus dures

    Daniel Costelle (1981)

    Les voies les plus dures is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Makalu and Dhaulagiri. It was directed by Daniel Costelle in 1981 and produced by TF1. It is a part of the series Les grandes aventures de l'Himalaya (4/6). It features Yannick Seigneur, Norman Dyhrenfurth, Tenzing Norgay and Max Eiselin.

    France / 52 min

    Les voies les plus dures

    Daniel Costelle, Maurice Herzog

    • 1981
    • France
    • 52 min
    Les voies les plus dures is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Makalu and Dhaulagiri. It was directed by Daniel Costelle in 1981 and produced by TF1. It is a part of the series Les grandes aventures de l'Himalaya (4/6). It features Yannick Seigneur, Norman Dyhrenfurth, Tenzing Norgay and Max Eiselin.

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  • Documentary / Historical

    La moitié de la gloire

    Alex Mayenfisch (1995)

    La moitié de la gloire is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Everest. It was directed by Alex Mayenfisch in 1995 and produced by Climage. It features Raymond Lambert, Ernest Hofstetter, André Roch, Jean-Jacques Asper, Léon Flory, Augustin Lombard and others.

    Switzerland / 45 min

    La moitié de la gloire

    Alex Mayenfisch

    • 1995
    • Switzerland
    • 45 min
    La moitié de la gloire is a documentary about alpinism that takes place in Everest. It was directed by Alex Mayenfisch in 1995 and produced by Climage. It features Raymond Lambert, Ernest Hofstetter, André Roch, Jean-Jacques Asper, Léon Flory, Augustin Lombard and others.

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