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    Eingeschneit in lager IV

    Eingeschneit in lager IV

    Frank Leberecht (1942)

    Record of the 1938 German expedition to Nanga Parbat. In June 1938, the vanguard of the German expedition to the Himalayas, after many laborious detours through the labyrinth of the glaciers, had reached Camp IV at 6200m of altitude. A violent storm, which raged for over five days, left the team blocked in camp IV, with food and fuel in decidedly low quantities. They send an S.O.S., which is collected by the aviators in Srinagar, who manage to get food, parachuting them, to the unfortunates blocked by snow. The team, led by Paul Bauer, will still have to retire due to adverse weather conditions.

    Germany / 18 min

    Eingeschneit in lager IV

    Frank Leberecht

    • 1942
    • Germany
    • 18 min
    Record of the 1938 German expedition to Nanga Parbat. In June 1938, the vanguard of the German expedition to the Himalayas, after many laborious detours through the labyrinth of the glaciers, had reached Camp IV at 6200m of altitude. A violent storm, which raged for over five days, left the team blocked in camp IV, with food and fuel in decidedly low quantities. They send an S.O.S., which is collected by the aviators in Srinagar, who manage to get food, parachuting them, to the unfortunates blocked by snow. The team, led by Paul Bauer, will still have to retire due to adverse weather conditions.

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    Eberesuto dai kakko

    Eberesuto dai kakko

    Isao Zeniya (1971)

    Original documentary of the 1970 Japanese expedition which set out for Mount Everest with the purpose of having ace skier Yuichiro Miura ski down an upper stretch of the mountain. Miura skied 6,600 feet (2000 m) in 2 minutes and 20 seconds and fell 1320 feet down the steep Lhotse face from the Yellow Band just below the South Col. He used a large parachute to slow his descent. He came to a full stop just 250 ft. from the edge of the crevasse. The footage of the film was later used by the Canadian film maker Budge Crawley to produce a different documentary titled The man who skied down Everest (winner of an Academy Award).

    Japan / 119 min

    Eberesuto dai kakko

    Isao Zeniya

    • 1971
    • Japan
    • 119 min
    Original documentary of the 1970 Japanese expedition which set out for Mount Everest with the purpose of having ace skier Yuichiro Miura ski down an upper stretch of the mountain. Miura skied 6,600 feet (2000 m) in 2 minutes and 20 seconds and fell 1320 feet down the steep Lhotse face from the Yellow Band just below the South Col. He used a large parachute to slow his descent. He came to a full stop just 250 ft. from the edge of the crevasse. The footage of the film was later used by the Canadian film maker Budge Crawley to produce a different documentary titled The man who skied down Everest (winner of an Academy Award).

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    Deutsche Himalaja-Expeditionen

    Deutsche Himalaja-Expeditionen

    Frank Leberecht (1951)

    Silent documentary about the pre-war German Expeditions to Nanga Parbat. It was produced in 1951 mostly with footage of the 1937 and 1938 expeditions. The film shows the tasks of recovering the bodies of the death climbers of the 1937 expedition, who were buried by an avalanche. It also shows how a violent storm, which raged for over five days, left the team blocked in camp IV, with food and fuel in decidedly low quantities. They send an S.O.S., which is collected by the aviators in Srinagar, who manage to get food, parachuting them, to the unfortunates blocked by snow. The team, led by Paul Bauer, will still have to retire due to adverse weather conditions.

    Germany / 32 min

    Deutsche Himalaja-Expeditionen

    Frank Leberecht

    • 1951
    • Germany
    • 32 min
    Silent documentary about the pre-war German Expeditions to Nanga Parbat. It was produced in 1951 mostly with footage of the 1937 and 1938 expeditions. The film shows the tasks of recovering the bodies of the death climbers of the 1937 expedition, who were buried by an avalanche. It also shows how a violent storm, which raged for over five days, left the team blocked in camp IV, with food and fuel in decidedly low quantities. They send an S.O.S., which is collected by the aviators in Srinagar, who manage to get food, parachuting them, to the unfortunates blocked by snow. The team, led by Paul Bauer, will still have to retire due to adverse weather conditions.

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    Deutsche Eisenbahner im Kampf um den Nanga Parbat

    Deutsche Eisenbahner im Kampf um den Nanga Parbat

    Johannes Fritze (1935)

    Short version of 'Nanga Parbat' (1936), the record of the 1934 german expedition to Nanga Parbat, led by Willy Merkl and with the full backing of the new Nazi government. Peter Aschenbrenner and Erwin Schneider reached an estimated height of 7,895m on July 6, but were forced to return because of worsening weather. On July 7 they and 14 others were trapped by a ferocious storm at 7,480m. During the desperate retreat that followed, three famous German mountaineers, Uli Wieland, Willo Welzenbach and Merkl himself, and six Sherpas died of exhaustion, exposure and altitude sickness, and several more suffered severe frostbite.

    Germany / 20 min

    Deutsche Eisenbahner im Kampf um den Nanga Parbat

    Deutsche Eisenbahner im Kampf um den Nanga Parbat

    Johannes Fritze

    • 1935
    • Germany
    • 20 min
    Short version of 'Nanga Parbat' (1936), the record of the 1934 german expedition to Nanga Parbat, led by Willy Merkl and with the full backing of the new Nazi government. Peter Aschenbrenner and Erwin Schneider reached an estimated height of 7,895m on July 6, but were forced to return because of worsening weather. On July 7 they and 14 others were trapped by a ferocious storm at 7,480m. During the desperate retreat that followed, three famous German mountaineers, Uli Wieland, Willo Welzenbach and Merkl himself, and six Sherpas died of exhaustion, exposure and altitude sickness, and several more suffered severe frostbite.

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    Climbing Mt. Everest

    John Noel (1922)

    A record of the second British Everest expedition showing the journey from Darjeeling to Tibet, activities of the Tibetans, and the climb itself. The main aim of the 1922 expedition was to make the first ascent of Mount Everest. There are two attempts in May via the North Ridge. The first by Mallory, Morshead, Norton and Somervell is without oxygen and reaches 26,985ft. The second by Geoffrey Bruce and Finch reaches 27,300ft and sets a new altitude record. Captain Noel toured the world with this film, and whereever he went the picture was received enthusiastically. It was the first film of an Everest expedition, and the earliest documentary filmed in Tibet.

    UK / 83 min

    Climbing Mt. Everest

    John Noel

    • 1922
    • UK
    • 83 min
    A record of the second British Everest expedition showing the journey from Darjeeling to Tibet, activities of the Tibetans, and the climb itself. The main aim of the 1922 expedition was to make the first ascent of Mount Everest. There are two attempts in May via the North Ridge. The first by Mallory, Morshead, Norton and Somervell is without oxygen and reaches 26,985ft. The second by Geoffrey Bruce and Finch reaches 27,300ft and sets a new altitude record. Captain Noel toured the world with this film, and whereever he went the picture was received enthusiastically. It was the first film of an Everest expedition, and the earliest documentary filmed in Tibet.

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    Climbing Manaslu DVD

    Climbing Manaslu

    Yukio Tomizawa (1956)

    Record of the first ascent to Manaslu. The expedition was led by Yuko Maki and was made up of twelve Japanese climbers supported by 21 Sherpas, with Gyalzen Norbu as their sirdar. They approached the mountain via the Buri Gandaki valley to its east and established a base camp near the snout of the Manaslu Glacier. From here they established camps along a complex route to a plateau on the north-eastern side of the mountain at around 6800m. The weather was fine, but on this section of the route the climbers were hampered by high winds.

    Japan / 98 min

    Climbing Manaslu

    Yukio Tomizawa, Kajiro Yamamoto

    • 1956
    • Japan
    • 98 min
    Record of the first ascent to Manaslu. The expedition was led by Yuko Maki and was made up of twelve Japanese climbers supported by 21 Sherpas, with Gyalzen Norbu as their sirdar. They approached the mountain via the Buri Gandaki valley to its east and established a base camp near the snout of the Manaslu Glacier. From here they established camps along a complex route to a plateau on the north-eastern side of the mountain at around 6800m. The weather was fine, but on this section of the route the climbers were hampered by high winds.

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    Beyond the white glaciers DVD

    Beyond the white glaciers

    Kadota Ryutaro (1978)

    Record of the second successful ascent to K2, 23 years after the first ascent by the italians Lino Lacedelli and Achille Compagnoni in 1954. Japanese Ichiro Yoshizawa and Ashraf Aman (Pakistan) become the second team to summit. The Japanese expedition, led by Ichiro Yoshizawa, reached the summit via the Abruzzi Spur. In addition to using bottled oxygen, this team employed 'siege' tactics, with 1,500 porters and 52 members.

    Japan / 108 min

    Beyond the white glaciers

    Kadota Ryutaro

    • 1978
    • Japan
    • 108 min
    Record of the second successful ascent to K2, 23 years after the first ascent by the italians Lino Lacedelli and Achille Compagnoni in 1954. Japanese Ichiro Yoshizawa and Ashraf Aman (Pakistan) become the second team to summit. The Japanese expedition, led by Ichiro Yoshizawa, reached the summit via the Abruzzi Spur. In addition to using bottled oxygen, this team employed 'siege' tactics, with 1,500 porters and 52 members.

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    Assault on Everest - 1933

    Assault on Everest - 1933

    Richard Robinson (1982)

    Documentary about the fourth Mount Everest Expedition, using footage shot by Wyn Harris. The very large assault team lead by Hugh Ruttledge was transported by hundreds of ponies and accompanied by scores of sherpas. A track has been added in the form of excerpts from the diaries of the climbers and music of the period. 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

    Assault on Everest - 1933

    Richard Robinson

    • 1982
    • UK
    • 30 min
    Documentary about the fourth Mount Everest Expedition, using footage shot by Wyn Harris. The very large assault team lead by Hugh Ruttledge was transported by hundreds of ponies and accompanied by scores of sherpas. A track has been added in the form of excerpts from the diaries of the climbers and music of the period. 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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    A l'assaut de l'himalaya

    Jean-Jacques Languepin (1951)

    In 1951, the 3rd French expedition to the Himalayas sets out to conquer the Nanda Devi (7,800m). The attempt to traverse the ridge between the main summit and Nanda Devi East resulted in the death of two members of the expedition. Team leader Roger Duplat and Gilbert Vignes disappeared on the ridge somewhere below the main summit. Tenzing Norgay was in a support team on this expedition; he and Louis Dubost climbed Nanda Devi East to look for the missing pair. Some years later Tenzing was asked what was the most difficult climb he ever did, expecting him to say Mount Everest; he surprised his interlocutors by saying Nanda Devi East. Filmed in Gevacolor.

    France / 55 min

    A l'assaut de l'himalaya

    Jean-Jacques Languepin

    • 1951
    • France
    • 55 min
    In 1951, the 3rd French expedition to the Himalayas sets out to conquer the Nanda Devi (7,800m). The attempt to traverse the ridge between the main summit and Nanda Devi East resulted in the death of two members of the expedition. Team leader Roger Duplat and Gilbert Vignes disappeared on the ridge somewhere below the main summit. Tenzing Norgay was in a support team on this expedition; he and Louis Dubost climbed Nanda Devi East to look for the missing pair. Some years later Tenzing was asked what was the most difficult climb he ever did, expecting him to say Mount Everest; he surprised his interlocutors by saying Nanda Devi East. Filmed in Gevacolor.

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    70-Sai Yuichiro Miura no chosen

    70-Sai Yuichiro Miura no chosen

    (2003)

    Documentary on the 2003 Everest expedition in which Yuichiro Miura, at the age of 70, became the oldest person to reach the top of the mountain. He did it accompanied by his son, Gota Miura. They both reached the summit of Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201m), the year before. The Everest record was later broken by himself. He climbed Everest in 2013 at the age of 80, also with his son. Miura was the first person to ski on Mount Everest on May 6, 1970. He descended nearly 4,200 vertical feet from the South Col. This feat was documented in 1975, in the film The Man Who Skied Down Everest.

    Japan / 41 min

    70-Sai Yuichiro Miura no chosen


    • 2003
    • Japan
    • 41 min
    Documentary on the 2003 Everest expedition in which Yuichiro Miura, at the age of 70, became the oldest person to reach the top of the mountain. He did it accompanied by his son, Gota Miura. They both reached the summit of Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201m), the year before. The Everest record was later broken by himself. He climbed Everest in 2013 at the age of 80, also with his son. Miura was the first person to ski on Mount Everest on May 6, 1970. He descended nearly 4,200 vertical feet from the South Col. This feat was documented in 1975, in the film The Man Who Skied Down Everest.

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