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National Geographic: Everest - 50 Years on the Mountain
     

National Geographic: Everest - 50 Years on the Mountain

Director: Liesl Clark

Cast: Edmund Hillary, Peter Hillary, Jamling Norgay

 
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

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/06/2003
UPC:
0727994750376
Original Release:
2003
Rating:
NR
Source:
Nat'l Geographic Vid
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
1:30:00

Special Features

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

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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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