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Uses astonishing visuals to tell the intersecting stories of George Mallory, the first man to attempt a summit of Mount Everest, and Conrad Anker, the mountaineer who finds Mallory's frozen remains 75 years later.

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Conrad Anker ...
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Susan Robertson ...
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Robert Macfarlane ...
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Peter Gillman ...
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Jennifer Lowe-Anker ...
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Julie Summers ...
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Leo Houlding ...
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George Mallory (voice)
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Andrew Irvine (voice)
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Noel Odell (voice)
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Andrew Irvine ...
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Uses astonishing visuals to tell the intersecting stories of George Mallory, the first man to attempt a summit of Mount Everest, and Conrad Anker, the mountaineer who finds Mallory's frozen remains 75 years later.

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Obsessed by a dream, torn by love, vanished into legend. See more »


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Rated PG for thematic elements involving hardships of climbing, and some historical smoking images
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6 August 2010 (USA)  »

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The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest  »

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$67,848 (USA) (6 August 2010)

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$873,594 (USA) (20 May 2011)
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Narrator: Mount Everest. 29,000 feet. The highest point on earth. Captivating and deadly. In the 1920s, to conquer this mountain was the greatest challenge remaining in the golden age of adventure. Everest was the edge of heaven, where many believed no human could survive. But not George Mallory.
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Wildest - and coldest dream
4 December 2014 | by (Cheung Chau) – See all my reviews

Modern documentary retracing George Mallory's 1924 Mt Everest attempt, which ended in his and his companion's disappearance. His frozen body, with compound fracture, was found in 1999.

1924 was near the end of the glory years of the old explorers. Both poles, darkest Africa, perfumed Asia, tropical South America, all have been trekked. Only that peak remained to be claimed.

Two modern climbers retraced Mallory's path, wearing layered clothing, fur hats, hobnail boots, goggles.

The ladder, placed near the top in the 70s (and used since by countless handicapped, overweight, blind wannabee mountaineers) was removed.

Film swings back and forth between Mallory, his letters, the 20s and the difficulties the modern duo encounter.

Cold is ever present, and caused one viewer in the room to move closer to the fire.


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