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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 ... Himself (Army Officer)
George Band ... Himself (Student)
Tom Bourdillon ... Himself (Research Scientist)
Charles Evans ... Himself (Surgeon)
Alfred Gregory ... Himself (Travel Agent)
Edmund Hillary ... Himself (Bee Keeper)
George Lowe ... Himself (Schoolmaster)
Wilfred Noyce ... Himself (Schoolmaster)
Griffith Pugh ... Himself (Physiologist)
Thomas Stobart ... Himself (Film Technician) (as Tom Stobart)
Tenzing Norgay ... Himself (Sherpa Sirdar) (as Tensing Norkay Sherpa)
Michael Ward ... Himself (Doctor)
Michael Westmacott ... Himself (Statistician)
Charles Wylie ... Himself (Army Officer) (as Charlie 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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When the "Daily Mail" newspaper is shown, Edmund Hillary's name is shown as Edward. See more »

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Climb, not top
21 March 2017 | by See all my reviews

This documentary I and my sister saw it in Amsterdam, Holland 1953. It happened in a small theater named "Ceintuurtheater". Months ago every day publications about this unique adventure. I remember the preparations before the climb. The reaching of the top was not shot. We only saw a photo and a flag. No persons.


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