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    Le trone des dieux survolé

    Le trone des dieux survolé

    (1942)

    Short version of the film 'Eingeschneit in lager IV', released for the home market. The film shows images of the 1938 German expedition to Nanga Parbat, led by Paul Bauer. It shows how the team is blocked in camp IV due to intense snowfalls, and is supplied with provisions from the air, released from an airplane piloted by Alexander Thoenes.

    Germany / 4 min

    Le trone des dieux survolé

    Le trone des dieux survolé


    • 1942
    • Germany
    • 4 min
    Short version of the film 'Eingeschneit in lager IV', released for the home market. The film shows images of the 1938 German expedition to Nanga Parbat, led by Paul Bauer. It shows how the team is blocked in camp IV due to intense snowfalls, and is supplied with provisions from the air, released from an airplane piloted by Alexander Thoenes.

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    L'ascension du Nanga Parbat

    L'ascension du Nanga Parbat

    (1942)

    Short version of the film 'Kampf um den Himalaja', released for the home market. The film shows images of the 1937 German expedition to Nanga Parbat, led by Karl Wien. Progress was made, but more slowly than before due to heavy snowfall. About 14 June seven Germans and nine Sherpas, almost the entire team, were at Camp IV below Rakhiot Peak when it was overrun by an avalanche. All sixteen men died.

    Germany / 4 min

    L'ascension du Nanga Parbat

    L'ascension du Nanga Parbat


    • 1942
    • Germany
    • 4 min
    Short version of the film 'Kampf um den Himalaja', released for the home market. The film shows images of the 1937 German expedition to Nanga Parbat, led by Karl Wien. Progress was made, but more slowly than before due to heavy snowfall. About 14 June seven Germans and nine Sherpas, almost the entire team, were at Camp IV below Rakhiot Peak when it was overrun by an avalanche. All sixteen men died.

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    Karakoram DVD

    Karakoram

    Marcel Ichac (1986)

    Modernized version of the original Karakoran film by Marcel Ichac himself for the fiftieth anniversary of the expedition in 1986. The film is a record of the first French Expedition to the Himalayas, which attempted to climb the Hidden Peak (Gasherbrum I) in 1936. The expedition was led by Henry de Ségogne, with Jean Charignon, Pierre Allain, Raymond Leininger, Jean Carle, Jean Deudon, Louis Neltner, Jacques Azémar, doctor Jeand Arlaud and cinematographer Marcel Ichac. Weather conditions, logistic problems and a strike among the sherpas forced the team to abort at 6900m on the south side. The film received the Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival in 1937.

    France / 43 min

    Karakoram

    Marcel Ichac

    • 1986
    • France
    • 43 min
    Modernized version of the original Karakoran film by Marcel Ichac himself for the fiftieth anniversary of the expedition in 1986. The film is a record of the first French Expedition to the Himalayas, which attempted to climb the Hidden Peak (Gasherbrum I) in 1936. The expedition was led by Henry de Ségogne, with Jean Charignon, Pierre Allain, Raymond Leininger, Jean Carle, Jean Deudon, Louis Neltner, Jacques Azémar, doctor Jeand Arlaud and cinematographer Marcel Ichac. Weather conditions, logistic problems and a strike among the sherpas forced the team to abort at 6900m on the south side. The film received the Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival in 1937.

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    Karakoram Vod

    Karakoram

    Marcel Ichac (1937)

    Record of the first French Expedition to the Himalayas, which attempted to climb the Hidden Peak (Gasherbrum I) in 1936. The expedition was led by Henry de Ségogne, with Jean Charignon, Pierre Allain, Raymond Leininger, Jean Carle, Jean Deudon, Louis Neltner, Jacques Azémar, doctor Jeand Arlaud and cinematographer Marcel Ichac. Weather conditions, logistic problems and a strike among the sherpas forced the team to abort at 6900m on the south side. The film received the Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival in 1937.

    France / 38 min

    Karakoram

    Marcel Ichac

    • 1937
    • France
    • 38 min
    Record of the first French Expedition to the Himalayas, which attempted to climb the Hidden Peak (Gasherbrum I) in 1936. The expedition was led by Henry de Ségogne, with Jean Charignon, Pierre Allain, Raymond Leininger, Jean Carle, Jean Deudon, Louis Neltner, Jacques Azémar, doctor Jeand Arlaud and cinematographer Marcel Ichac. Weather conditions, logistic problems and a strike among the sherpas forced the team to abort at 6900m on the south side. The film received the Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival in 1937.

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    Kamet conquered

    Kamet conquered

    Frank Smythe (1932)

    Record of the 1931 British Expedition to Mount Kamet, in the Himalayas. After ten previous attempts to climb Mount Kamet, a young British expedition led by F. S. Smythe finally conquered this mighty and awe-inspiring mountain. The film, made by F. S. Smythe, brilliantly captures their moments of fear, dread and finally their exhilaration when they reach the summit of Kamet and survey in awestruck wonderment the fantastic sight of the other mountains and the world beneath them.

    UK / 55 min

    Kamet conquered

    Frank Smythe

    • 1932
    • UK
    • 55 min
    Record of the 1931 British Expedition to Mount Kamet, in the Himalayas. After ten previous attempts to climb Mount Kamet, a young British expedition led by F. S. Smythe finally conquered this mighty and awe-inspiring mountain. The film, made by F. S. Smythe, brilliantly captures their moments of fear, dread and finally their exhilaration when they reach the summit of Kamet and survey in awestruck wonderment the fantastic sight of the other mountains and the world beneath them.

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    Im Schatten des Karakorum

    Eugen Schuhmacher (1955)

    An award-winning German-Austrian documentary by Eugen Schuhmacher. The first part of the film portrays the barren life of Hunza in the Hunza Valley. The last part of the film accompanies the German-Austrian Himalayan Karakorum expedition in the spring and summer of 1954 to Rakaposhi. The expedition, led by Mathias Rebitsch and with the participation of Anderl Heckmair, attempted in vain the south-west spur.

    Germany, Austria / 85 min

    Im Schatten des Karakorum

    Eugen Schuhmacher

    • 1955
    • Germany, Austria
    • 85 min
    An award-winning German-Austrian documentary by Eugen Schuhmacher. The first part of the film portrays the barren life of Hunza in the Hunza Valley. The last part of the film accompanies the German-Austrian Himalayan Karakorum expedition in the spring and summer of 1954 to Rakaposhi. The expedition, led by Mathias Rebitsch and with the participation of Anderl Heckmair, attempted in vain the south-west spur.

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    Himatschal - Der Thron der Götter

    Himatschal - Der Thron der Götter

    Günter Oskar Dyhrenfurth (1931)

    Record of the international expedition to climb Kangchenjunga in 1930. The german-austrian-british expedition, led by Günter Oskar Dyhrenfurth's, had come from the Nepalese side and tried to reach the North Ridge via its NW face after failing in the north face, where the sherpa Chettan was killed in an avalanche. The attempt failed but the team made the first ascents of Rathong (6678m) and Jongsong Peak (7483m), and also climbed the Southwest peak of Nepal Peak.

    Germany / 82 min

    Himatschal - Der Thron der Götter

    Günter Oskar Dyhrenfurth

    • 1931
    • Germany
    • 82 min
    Record of the international expedition to climb Kangchenjunga in 1930. The german-austrian-british expedition, led by Günter Oskar Dyhrenfurth's, had come from the Nepalese side and tried to reach the North Ridge via its NW face after failing in the north face, where the sherpa Chettan was killed in an avalanche. The attempt failed but the team made the first ascents of Rathong (6678m) and Jongsong Peak (7483m), and also climbed the Southwest peak of Nepal Peak.

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    Himaraya 8000m Zenzan tocho ni idomu DVD

    Himaraya 8000m Zenzan tocho ni idomu

    Manabu Hirose (2012)

    Hirotaka Takeuchi is an experienced Japanese high altitude climber, with currently 13 8000 peaks successfully behind him. Now facing this ultimate challenge, Hiro has joined with Kenro Nakajima, both are attacking Dhaulagiri, in alpine style without supplemental oxygen. Shortly, Hiro will summit his last 8000 and will become the first Japanese having accomplished this (Everest, K2 and Makalu with the use of supplementary oxygen).

    Japan / 58 min

    Himaraya 8000m Zenzan tocho ni idomu

    Manabu Hirose

    • 2012
    • Japan
    • 58 min
    Hirotaka Takeuchi is an experienced Japanese high altitude climber, with currently 13 8000 peaks successfully behind him. Now facing this ultimate challenge, Hiro has joined with Kenro Nakajima, both are attacking Dhaulagiri, in alpine style without supplemental oxygen. Shortly, Hiro will summit his last 8000 and will become the first Japanese having accomplished this (Everest, K2 and Makalu with the use of supplementary oxygen).

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    Everest 1936 - Ruttledge

    Peter Oliver (1936)

    Record of the 1936 British Mout Everest Expedition led by Hugh Ruttledge. Although the North Col was reached, a combination of high winds, storms and waist-deep snow made progress above 7,000m difficult and, with the monsoon arriving early, Ruttledge called off the expedition. Members of the expedition were mountaineers Eric Shipton, Frank Smythe, Percy Wyn-Harris, Edwin Kempson, Dr. Charles Warren, Edmund Wigram, Peter Oliver and James Gavin. The party also included Tenzing Norgay. This was a very well-equipped expedition, which included oxygen and radio equipment.

    UK / 21 min

    Everest 1936 - Ruttledge

    Peter Oliver

    • 1936
    • UK
    • 21 min
    Record of the 1936 British Mout Everest Expedition led by Hugh Ruttledge. Although the North Col was reached, a combination of high winds, storms and waist-deep snow made progress above 7,000m difficult and, with the monsoon arriving early, Ruttledge called off the expedition. Members of the expedition were mountaineers Eric Shipton, Frank Smythe, Percy Wyn-Harris, Edwin Kempson, Dr. Charles Warren, Edmund Wigram, Peter Oliver and James Gavin. The party also included Tenzing Norgay. This was a very well-equipped expedition, which included oxygen and radio equipment.

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    Everest - First attempt - 1922

    Everest - First attempt - 1922

    Richard Robinson (1982)

    Documentary about early unsuccessful attempts to climb Mount Everest, using footage shot by Captain John Noel and from a the 1933 film Wings over Everest. The documentary is part of the BBC series 'Travellers in time'. Six films about early exploration to remote parts of the world introduced from the Royal Geographical Society by the pioneer polar explorer Duncan Carse.

    UK / 30 min

    Everest - First attempt - 1922

    Everest - First attempt - 1922

    Richard Robinson

    • 1982
    • UK
    • 30 min
    Documentary about early unsuccessful attempts to climb Mount Everest, using footage shot by Captain John Noel and from a the 1933 film Wings over Everest. The documentary is part of the BBC series 'Travellers in time'. Six films about early exploration to remote parts of the world introduced from the Royal Geographical Society by the pioneer polar explorer Duncan Carse.

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    Everest

    Everest

    (1970)

    Record of the 1970 Japan Mount Everest Expedition. Costing ¥100 million, the 39-strong team, plus 21 Sherpas, 30 Icefall porters and 30 staff at Base Camp, it is one of the largest expeditions ever mounted, but is beset by tragedy. Six Sherpas die in an avalanche, a porter is killed by a serac icefall, and a young climber, Kiyoshi Narita, dies of a heart attack. The team summits along the Hillary-Tenzing Southeast Ridge route, but fails to establish a new route, as intended, via the Southwest Face. The deputy leader, Hiromi Ohtsuka, describes JMEE ’70 as 'far from successful.' Summiters were Teruo Matsuura, Naomi Uemura and Katsutoshi Hirabayashi.

    Japan / 49 min

    Everest


    • 1970
    • Japan
    • 49 min
    Record of the 1970 Japan Mount Everest Expedition. Costing ¥100 million, the 39-strong team, plus 21 Sherpas, 30 Icefall porters and 30 staff at Base Camp, it is one of the largest expeditions ever mounted, but is beset by tragedy. Six Sherpas die in an avalanche, a porter is killed by a serac icefall, and a young climber, Kiyoshi Narita, dies of a heart attack. The team summits along the Hillary-Tenzing Southeast Ridge route, but fails to establish a new route, as intended, via the Southwest Face. The deputy leader, Hiromi Ohtsuka, describes JMEE ’70 as 'far from successful.' Summiters were Teruo Matsuura, Naomi Uemura and Katsutoshi Hirabayashi.

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    Everest 1933

    Everest 1933

    Stuart Keen (1950s)

    The original record of the 1933 Everest expedition, re-edited and commentated by the leader, Hugh Ruttledge. The approach through Darjeeling and Tibet, ascent of the East Rongbuk Glacier and the camps on Everest itself are shown; individual highlights include F. S. Smythe cutting steps in a nearly-vertical ice wall and many impressive views of the summit as seen from the North Col. Stages in the journey are shown by animated relief maps. Although the photography shows sighs of the arduous conditions under which the cameras had to be used, this is recommended to any audience with an interest in mountains. Mr. Ruttledge's commentary adds much to the value of the film as a historical document.

    UK / 50 min

    Everest 1933

    Stuart Keen, John Earle

    • 1950s
    • UK
    • 50 min
    The original record of the 1933 Everest expedition, re-edited and commentated by the leader, Hugh Ruttledge. The approach through Darjeeling and Tibet, ascent of the East Rongbuk Glacier and the camps on Everest itself are shown; individual highlights include F. S. Smythe cutting steps in a nearly-vertical ice wall and many impressive views of the summit as seen from the North Col. Stages in the journey are shown by animated relief maps. Although the photography shows sighs of the arduous conditions under which the cameras had to be used, this is recommended to any audience with an interest in mountains. Mr. Ruttledge's commentary adds much to the value of the film as a historical document.

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