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Covington Branch 796.522092 HILLA E (Text) 33126019411598 DVD Available -
Wm. E. Durr Branch 796.522092 HILLA E (Text) 33126019411606 DVD Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 078861858X
  • ISBN: 9780788618581
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [United States] : IFC Films, 2014.
  • Distributor: [United States] : MPI Media Group

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2013.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Sundance Selects and General Film Corporation ; in association with the New Zealand Film Commission ; produced by Matthew Metcalfe ; written and directed by Leanne Pooley.
Participant or Performer Note:
Edmund Hillary, Tenzing Norgay.
Summary, etc.:
In 1953, the ascent of Everest remained the last of Earth's great challenges. Standing at over 29,000ft, the world's highest mountain posed a fearsome challenge and had already claimed thirteen lives in previous expeditions. When Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay finally achieved the impossible and became the first men to stand atop Everest, it was an event that stunned the world and defined an era.
System Details Note:
DVD, widescreen presentation.
Language Note:
English with optional Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH).
Source of Description Note:
Title from sell sheet.
Subject: Hillary, Edmund, 1919-2008.
Tenzing Norkey, 1914-1986.
Mount Everest Expedition (1953)
Mountaineering expeditions > Everest, Mount (China and Nepal)
Genre: Documentary films.

  • Alert
    "In 1953, the ascent of Everest remained the last of Earth’s great challenges. Standing at over 29,000ft, the world’s highest mountain posed a fearsome challenge and had already claimed thirteen lives in previous expeditions. When Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay finally achieved the impossible and became the first men to stand atop Everest, it was an event that stunned the world and defined an era. Facing treacherous winds, sub-zero temperatures and battling altitude sickness, Sir Edmund’s incredible achievement remains one of the greatest adventure stories of all time; the epic journey of a man from modest beginnings who overcame adversity to reach the highest point on Earth. For the first time ever, and with the support of the Hillary family, Sir Edmund’s story is brought to life using both original color footage and photographs and dramatized recreations of the stunning assault. Both a classic triumph of the underdog story and a gripping, cinematic experience, BEYOND THE EDGE is a tale of human endurance, tenacity and courage in the face of overwhelming odds. Official Selection – Toronto International Film Festival."
  • Baker & Taylor
    In 1953 Sir Edmund Hillary and Nepalese Sherpa Tenzing Norgay became the first climbers to reach the summit of Mount Everest.

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