• 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.

Joint ticket available with YES & NO Salon: Exploration Now on Wednesday 12 January, £15, concessions £12 (Members pay £2 less).

Unfortunately Mark Wood is no longer able to introduce The Conquest of Everest on Wed 12 Jan. He will be replaced by Climate Scientist, Professor Stephan Harrison.

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