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The Conquest of Everest (1953)

Documentary that covers the famous and successful expedition of the Everest conquest by Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary, the first climbers to reach its peak.

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John Hunt ...
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George Band ...
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Tom Bourdillon ...
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Charles Evans ...
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Alfred Gregory ...
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Edmund Hillary ...
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George Lowe ...
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Wilfred Noyce ...
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Griffith Pugh ...
Himself (Physiologist)
Thomas Stobart ...
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Tenzing Norgay ...
Himself (Sherpa Sirdar) (as Tensing Norkay Sherpa)
Michael Ward ...
Himself (Doctor)
Michael Westmacott ...
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Charles Wylie ...
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Documentary that covers the famous and successful expedition of the Everest conquest by Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary, the first climbers to reach its peak.

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7 December 1953 (Sweden)  »

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La conquête de l'Everest  »

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Science and Everest
23 November 2015 | by See all my reviews

To know more about Griffith Pugh, the scientist who helped make the successful summit of Everest possible, read "Everest, The First Summit," written by his daughter, Harriet Tuckey. Not only will you learn about the science involved in studying physiology and the use of oxygen, you will also learn a lot about the psychology and personality of the men who participated in the historic 1953 climb.

Another great resource is the book by Wade Davis, "Into the Silence,The Great War, Mallory and the Conquest of Everest."

The mistakes made because of unwillingness to accept new ideas and scientific resources resulted in many failed attempts and deaths in the early attempts to climb Everest. This book is a GREAT history book and psychological review of the men involved.


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