• Director

    Thomas Stobart

  • With

    Edmund Hillary, Tenzing Norgay, Meredith Edwards (narrator)

  • UK 1953. 78min

  • Digital

  • Certificate


‘They climbed it because it is there’... Over three decades since the first attempt on Everest, Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay’s successful ascent in May 1953 was captured in extraordinary Kodachrome by ace expedition filmmaker Thomas Stobart – a cinematic feat marking a moment of national joy. Norgay’s fame accorded some recognition to the Tibetan and Nepalese Sherpas who make possible expeditions by international climbers, at great personal risk.

Also available on BFI Player.

The screening on Wednesday 12 January introduced by explorer Mark Wood.