National Geographic: Everest - 50 Years on the Mountain

Overview

This 60-minute TV documentary commemorates the 50th anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary's first successful ascent of Mt. Everest. (As for his reasons for climbing the mountain, he once explained, "because it is there.") Still hale and hearty in his eighties, Hillary shares his reminiscences with the audience, while his son Edmund Hillary Jr., together with the sons of Hillary Sr.'s co-climbers, Tenzig Norgay Sherpa and Dr. Barry Bishop, endeavor during a two-month expedition to repeat their fathers' lofty ...
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Overview

This 60-minute TV documentary commemorates the 50th anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary's first successful ascent of Mt. Everest. (As for his reasons for climbing the mountain, he once explained, "because it is there.") Still hale and hearty in his eighties, Hillary shares his reminiscences with the audience, while his son Edmund Hillary Jr., together with the sons of Hillary Sr.'s co-climbers, Tenzig Norgay Sherpa and Dr. Barry Bishop, endeavor during a two-month expedition to repeat their fathers' lofty achievement, despite the fact that, to that point, 175 climbers had died on the snowy slopes of Everest. In America, Surviving Everest was first seen over cable's National Geographic Channel.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; "Everest" bonus program from National Geographic Channel's "Inside Base Camp" with Tom Foreman; Everest map
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/6/2003
  • UPC: 727994750376
  • Original Release: 2003
  • Rating:

  • Source: Nat'l Geographic Vid
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Theatre Wide-Screen (1.85.1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:30:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 88,026

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Brent Bishop
Peter Hillary
Jamling Norgay
Technical Credits
Liesl Clark Director, Producer, Teleplay
John B. Bredar Executive Producer
Jean Dunoyer Editor
Michael Rosenfeld Executive Producer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Introduction [3:19]
2. 50 Years on the Mountain [4:50]
3. The Climbers [5:53]
4. The Sherpa [4:45]
5. Leaving Base Camp [5:29]
6. Altitude Adjustment [7:05]
7. Routes to the Top [6:37]
8. Expedition Medicine [7:10]
9. The Wind Storm [4:16]
10. Hillary's Historic Ascent [8:22]
11. Dangers of Everest [8:41]
12. A Failed Summit Attempt [8:40]
13. Regrouping [3:51]
14. A Final Ascent [9:43]
15. Conclusion [4:50]
16. Credits [:32]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play
   Scene Selections
   Bonus Features
      Inside Base Camp: Pete Athans & Erik Weihenmeyer
      Everst Map
   Audio Options
      Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
      Dolby Digital Stereo
   More From National Geographic
      Recommended Programs
         Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West
         Egypt Eternal: The Quest for Lost Tombs
         The Search for Kennedy's PT 109
      Experience National Geographic
         Welcome to the World of National Geographic
         nationalgeographic.com
         National Geographic Channel- Always Wonder
   Credits
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