Mount Everest TV

Over the years there have been many documentaries, films and talks that are related to Mount Everest and its climbers. Here I have put together (with the very kind help from Jane Duthart who came up with the idea) a list of these programmes and films, that are all available to either watch on Youtube for free or to buy/rent from Amazon.

40 Days at Base Camp

A holiday at the top of the world. Can Mount Everest, a sacred deity of the local population, take the strain of becoming the rest of the world’s most extreme playground. This unexpected portrait of modern mountaineering is both fascinating and alarming.

Above All Else: The Everest Dream
Above All Else: The Everest Dream
What is it about Mount Everest that attracts thousands of people to its peaks every year? Above All Else: The Everest Dream follows two climbers, Alan Hobson and Jamie Clark as they make their third attempt at climbing Everest in ten years.

Ang Nima Sherpa- The Icefall Doctor

Ang Nima Sherpa is the Icefall Doctor. He have been working in Khumbu Icefall, the gateway to climb Mount Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse for many years. In this film you can see short portray of Ang Nima life, his work and Khumbu Icefall.

Americans On Everest

In the winter of 1963, a small band of climbers embarked on one of the greatest adventures of our time. Fighting altitude, falling ice, freezing winds and snowstorms, they challenged the world’s tallest mountain. Led by Norman Dyhrenfurth, who also produced and directed this film, the expedition marked the first time that Americans had successfully reached the summit. The route they attempted includes the “traditional” South East route, as well as the dangerous West Ridge, a path which no one had dared yet negotiate.

Avalanche No Everest

The Discovery Channel documentary about the recent avalanche on the slopes of Mount Everest.

BBC Panorama Disaster on Everest Earthquake 2015

BBC reporter Tom Martienssen was halfway up Mount Everest when an earthquake made the mountain shake. Tom and a team of British Army Gurkhas were trapped after a wall of rock and ice came crashing down around them. Their footage tells the story of an extraordinary rescue and of the people who lost their lives on Everest.

Bear Grylls: Everest After The Avalanche

Bear draws on his own experience as an Everest summiteer to explain the danger and the allure of the mountain. He shares stories of climbers and Sherpas who survived Everest’s worst disasters as well as set some of its most extreme records.

Bear Grylls Mission Everest

Follow explorer Bear Grylls and his friend Gilo Cardozo as they prepare to fly over the summit of Mount Everest. The pair face temperatures of -40°C that will instantly freeze exposed flesh, hurricane-force winds that threaten to dash them against the mountain peaks, and very low levels of oxygen.

Beyond The Edge
Beyond The Edge
Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary’s monumental and historical ascent of Mount Everest in 1953, an event that stunned the world and defined a nation.

Beyond the Heights

A documentary about a young Pakistani Mountaineer Samina Baig who became first Pakistani woman to summit Mount Everest at the age of 22.


Six blind Tibetan teenagers climb the Lhakpa-Ri peak of Mount Everest, led by seven-summit blind mountain-climber Erik Weihenmayer.

Climbing Mount Everest With A Mountain On My Back: The Sherpa’s Story

Every day they risk their lives for the safety of others, yet they seek neither glory nor reward, preferring to stay in the background. Following the stories of four such Sherpas – Phurba, Ngima, Ngima Tenji and Gelu – this film reveals the reality of their daily lives, not just up the mountain, but with their families after they return home.

Conrad Anker: The Call of Everest Talks at Google

On June 3rd, 2016 Conrad spoke at Google about the history, science and future of climbing the world’s highest peak. Conrad Anker has summited Mount Everest three times. On his first summit he discovered the body of George Mallory, the legendary British climber. On his third summit he didn’t use supplemental oxygen. He was featured in the film Meru, about the first ascent of the Shark’s Fin route of the Indian Himalayas.

Death Zone: Cleaning Mount Everest

A team of 20 elite Nepali climbers venture into the Death Zone of Mount Everest to restore their sacred mountain and the contaminated water source of 1.3 billion people. They ascend the highest point on the planet to the 150 bodies of deceased climbers and 100,000 pounds of rubbish that remain on the high slopes of Everest. This is the self-documented story of their life-threatening journey.

Dying For Everest

The death of Englishman David Sharp in May 2006 as he attempted to reach the summit of Mt Everest for the 3rd time thrust the debate surrounding commercial high altitude guiding firmly back onto the front pages of the worlds newspapers.

Ed Viesturs: The Will To Climb

After surviving a terrifying avalanche, Ed Viesturs is the first American to summit all 14 of the world’s highest mountains without supplemental oxygen.

Extreme Wonders Living on the Edge

Across our planet, there are a handful of places that truly astonish, like Mount Everest, the Grand Canyon and Victoria Falls. These wonders seem to have little in common other than – literally – taking your breath away. But they share one other thing: they pose extraordinary challenges for their inhabitants.

Everest (2015 Film)
On the morning of May 10, 1996, climbers from two commercial expeditions start their final ascent toward the summit of Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. With little warning, a violent storm strikes the mountain, engulfing the adventurers in one of the fiercest blizzards ever encountered by man. Challenged by the harshest conditions imaginable, the teams must endure blistering winds and freezing temperatures in an epic battle to survive against nearly impossible odds.

Everest Air S01E01 Tragedy Averted

Standing at a jaw-dropping 29,035 feet above sea level, Mount Everest is a climber’s trophy that many risk their lives to conquer, including a new high-altitude helicopter rescue team led by Jeff Evans – Everest expert, mountaineer, adventurer and medic.

Everest ’82 Canadian Movie

Based on the true story of the first Canadians to ever make it to the top of the world’s tallest and most historic peak. A proud moment for Canadians and an adventure that is filled with bitterness, broken relationships and the bodies of four dead men.

Everest 1998

The documentary is narrated by Irish actor Liam Neeson and was filmed entirely in IMAX. It includes a description of the training required in order to climb the 29,029 feet to the summit of Mount Everest and the challenges faced during the ascent, such as avalanches, blizzards, and oxygen deprivation.


Everest is a breathtaking thriller set in the most inhospitable of environments. This TV mini-series follows the adventures of the first Canadian expedition to the peak of the highest mountain in the world. With treacherous conditions and exhausting feats of physical endurance, the group makes its way to the Earth’s roof. But not everything goes as planned, as four climbers lose their lives in mysterious circumstances.

Everest A tribute to the Fallen

Filmmaker Elia Saikaly’s touching tribute to his friend Dan Fredinburg and others who lost their lives as an avalanche hit Mount Everest base camp set off by a magnitude-7.8 quake in Nepal.

Everest Avalanche Tragedy

On April 18, a deadly avalanche killed 13 and left three Sherpa missing on Mt. Everest, the single deadliest day in the mountain’s history. Discovery was at base camp preparing to film a live event with adventurist Joby Ogywn when disaster struck.

Everest Beyond The Limit
Everest Beyond The Limit
The popular Discovery Channel series follows the exploits of 12 amateur climbers in their attempt to climb the World s highest peak. The film was shot during the second deadliest climbing season on Mt Everest and in an unprecedented move cameras were strapped to the Sherpa s helmets to record nearly every step or misstep. The resulting footage provided viewers with a real sense of what it takes to conquer the world s most formidable peak.

Everest Deadliest Climb: After The Climb Discovery

Documentary about those who have successfully climbed Mount Everest, presented by Phil Keoghan. The expert mountaineers share the experiences they endured on their dangerous and difficult journey.

Everest Deadliest Climb: British Heroes

Meet two British climbers who dream of entering the history books as pioneers of climbing. David Tait is a millionaire businessman who has already stood on the summit of Everest, yet entertains ambitions to become the first to make a ‘double traverse’ – ascending from the north and descending to the south, then repeating the trip in reverse. Rod Baber, meanwhile, already has his place in the record books, having scaled all the tallest peaks in Europe. But he has his eyes fixed on the biggest challenge of all: a once-in-a-lifetime attempt to climb what the Tibetans call ‘Chomolungma’, the holy mother. This is their astonishing story.

Everest Death Mountain

1996 Everest tragedy with Rob Hall, Scott Fischer, Beck Weathers, Jon Krakauer, David Breashears. Produced by the Discovery Channel in 2003.

Everest Disaster 2015: The Sherpa’s Story

When 16 Sherpas were killed by an avalanche in the spring of 2014, it was the worst mountaineering accident Mount Everest had ever seen. Everest holds deep spiritual significance to many in the Sherpa community, but now they fear the rapidly growing commercialization of the very mountain on which they depend. Journalist Navin Singh Khadka, travels to remote villages around the mountain, to talk to families and community leaders trying to resolve the growing tensions within Sherpa society.

Everest Doctors In The Death Zone

From their laboratory tents, pitched in -25 deg C conditions, the experts use their own bodies for medical tests. They push themselves to the limit to better understand the human body’s behaviour in a low-oxygen environment. The team hopes their work will lead to new, life-saving treatments for intensive care patients suffering from hypoxia, a shortage of oxygen in the body.

Everest ER

Everest ER

Documentary following a team of volunteer doctors caring for the climbers and Sherpas at Everest Base Camp in Nepal. Over the ten-week Everest season, they coordinate dramatic helicopter rescues and treat hundreds of climbers for altitude sickness and frostbite.

Everest Into The Death Zone

It was May 19, 2012 and a young and determined Canadian was proudly standing on top of the world after an agonizingly slow climb up Mount Everest. Shriya Shah-Klorfine had reached the summit. But in the hours that followed, things would go dreadfully wrong and she would perish, like hundreds before her, high up in Everest’s “Death Zone.”

Everest: Mountain Of Dreams Mountain Of Doom

Three documentary programmes charting man’s quest to scale the world’s highest mountain: Everest. ‘The Quest’ chronicles the attempts of pioneers such as George Leigh Mallory and Sir Edmund Hillary, ‘Tempting Fate’ focuses upon more recent mountaineering triumphs and tragedies, and the Oscar-nominated documentary ‘The Conquest of Everest’ celebrates Hillary’s legendary 1953 expedition.

Everest North Wall

Join the American China-Everest 1982 Expedition as 16 men and one woman attempt an unclimbed north face route. Members include Marty Hoey, Dave Mahre, Jim Wickwire, and leader Lou Whittaker. Hoey, who had hoped to become the first American woman to stand on top of Mt. Everest, falls to her death in a freak accident, just 1500 feet from the summit.

Everest Man v Mountain

In 1976 two British soldiers completed the first successful all military expedition to the summit of Everest. To celebrate this endeavour, the Army return 30 years later to conquer Everest once more. The plan: To tackle the peak via the treacherous “West Ridge”, a notoriously dangerous climb that has only been completed by 19 people.

Everest Rescue

In the shadow of mount Everest there’s only one way to get rescued but flying at high altitude can be deadly. This series of Everest Rescue follows a dedicated band of rescue pilots pushing themselves and their machines to the limit.

Everest Tempting Fate

“Everest Tempting Fate” explores the triumphant (and tragic) expeditions of the modern era and takes an in-depth view of the terrible events of 1996, the deadliest year in the history of Mount Everest (and the subject of the current bestselling book).

Everest the Cruel Way: Winter West Ridge Attempt

In the winter of 1980/81, Alan Rouse led a British expedition to attempt Mount Everest by the west ridge, without using oxygen or Sherpas. Joe Tasker and Ade Burgess reached a high point of the ridge at around 24,000ft. The expedition members were overwhelmed by the fierce winds and cold conditions as well as numerous health troubles.

Everest The Death Zone
Everest The Death Zone
NOVA follows a scientific investigation of high-altitude physiology in Everest: The Death Zone, which examines the biological and psychological changes experienced by a group of climbers during their ascent. Jodie Foster’s narration accompanies the team as the NOVA photographers capture the stark, alien beauty of the mountain; the drama reaches a crescendo on the descent as it becomes unclear whether or not an ill climber will make it.

Everest: Shooting The Impossible

Documentary on the making of the first feature film shot on Mount Everest. On the making of feature film The Wildest Dream, in which renowned mountaineer Conrad Anker and professional rock climber Leo Houlding climb Mount Everest in 1920s style to prove that George Mallory and Sandy Irvine could have been the first to summit the highest mountain on earth.

Everest Unfinished Business

The story of three of Australia’s toughest policemen who attempt to climb Mount Everest, and in turn make good on a promise to a mate – the former head of the force’s Special Operations Group, Inspector Paul Carr – who died while training for the climb. It explores not only the drive needed to climb Mount Everest but also explores the mateship and honour of Sergeant John Taylor, Superintendent Greg Linsdell and Detective Senior Constable Nick Farr.

Everest Unmasked

A film documenting the first ascent of Everest without supplementary oxygen. Everest Unmasked follows Italian and Austrian mountaineers Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler through the Khumbu icefall into the Western Cwm then up to the South Col and Summit. They face all these dangers and more when they make their historic ascent.

Extreme Wonders Living on the Edge 1

The first of two programmes in which cameras explore some of the most inhospitable places on the planet and the people who live there, including a team of Sherpa roping a route on Mount Everest’s notorious Khumbu Icefall.

Everest: 50 Years on The Mountain

In 1953, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay made history as the first people to reach the top of Everest. Now, 50 years later, three sons of Everest’s most celebrated climbers return to the mountain to challenge it again. Join their journey as they brave the elements and face death to climb 29,000 feet of wind-blasted rock and ice. And, relive the dramatic history of Everest from great triumphs to deadly tragedies, enduring rivalries and the unsung role of the Sherpa people

Farther Than The Eye Can See

Erik Weihenmayer is a world class athlete, but he’s also completely blind. In one of the most daring Mount Everest expeditions ever undertaken, cameras follow Erik’s incredible ascent.

Global Extremes Mount Everest

Reality adventure series with over 700 applicants, only 5 will be selected through a series of outdoor adventures to attempt the ultimate adventure, to climb the Earth’s highest mountain.

High Ground 2012

A documentary that follows a team of veterans returning from combat in Afghanistan and Iraq as they set out to climb a towering Himalayan peak to overcome challenges and heal the mental and emotional ravages of war.

High and Hallowed Everest
High And Hallowed Everest 1963
High and Hallowed: Everest 1963 is the deeper story of the greatest Himalayan climb in American mountaineering history. Profiling the bold and visionary efforts of the 1963 American Mount Everest Expedition, the film examines the sheer commitment, step-by-step struggle and lasting impact of the first American ascent of Mt. Everest and the pioneering first ascent of the West Ridge by Tom Hornbein and Willi Unsoeld. Five decades later, High and Hallowed journeys back to Everest to discover if the essence of risk, adventure and the unknown that drew the first Americans to the summit still exists on Everest today.

Hillary on Everest

On 29th May, 1953, Sir Edmund Hillary and a Nepalese Sherpa, Tenzing Norgay, became the first climbers to conquer Mount Everest, the highest place on earth and in so doing became heroes across the world. The climb, under the auspices of the British Empire, was led by Colonel John Hunt, a true British gentleman.

Hillary and Tenzing: Everest and After

First Ascent of Mount Everest by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay.

Inside the 1996 Everest Disaster

Dr. Kenneth Kamler recalls his harrowing experience on a climb towards the summit of Mt. Everest in 1996 when a lethal 2-day storm kicked up. The event, documented by writer Jon Krakauer in his bestselling book Into Thin Air, would lead to the deaths of eight climbers and leave several others — including Kamler — stranded and fighting for their lives. In this presentation, Kamler explores the effects of the disaster, the rescue, and the relentless drive of human survival.

Into The Thin Air of Everest

Here is the 1997 Doc by Atlas Media Corporation about about climbing Mt Everest. It was produced following the 1996 disaster. This is not related in any way to “Into Thin Air” by Jon Krakaruer – neither the book, documentary, or TV movie adaptation starring Peter Horton.

Into Thin Air: Death on Everest

An adaptation of Jon Krakauer’s best selling book, “Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster”. It attempts to recreate the disastrous events that took place during the Mount Everest climb on May 10, 1996. It also follows Krakauer and portrays what he was going through while climbing the mountain.

IMAX Everest

Filmed during the infamous 1996 storm that claimed eight lives, EVEREST documents the film makers’ harrowing rescue efforts to help surviving members of the ill-fated group. Join an international team of climbers as they scale the world’s tallest peak. Witness the perils of skin-blistering cold, violent blizzards that drop the wind chill to minus 100 degrees, and air so thin it numbs the mind. EVEREST will take you across creaking icefalls and gaping chasms, up dangerous, towering cliffs and into the death zone of oxygen-thin altitude.

Keeper of the Mountains

American journalist Elizabeth Hawley, maintains the world’s largest and most treasured archive of Himalayan mountaineering expeditions and has recorded information on more than 80,000 Himalayan ascents. The film is an impressionistic snapshot of her life and the challenges she currently faces as she tries to maintain the mountaineering archives and her independence while dealing with advancing age.

Lost In Everest’s Death Zone

Lost On Everest: The Search For Mallory & Irvine

At noon on 13th May, 1999, 22 year old Michael Matthews became the youngest Briton to climb Everest. Four hours later, he was alone & lost in the most dangerous places on earth. Bewildered and running out of oxygen, Michael would have known that he was about to die. His body was never found. He became the 162nd person to die on Everest. To some he was another experienced climber caught out of his depth but the other clients in Michael’s team tell a different story. They claim the expedition was an accident waiting to happen.

Lost on Everest: The Search For Mallory and Irvine

On June 8, 1924, George Mallory and Andrew Irvine left their tent high up on the slopes of Mount Everest and climbed into history. They were seen at 12:50 pm just 800 feet from the summit and “going strong for the top”. Within minutes, Mallory and Irvine had disappeared in a snowstorm and were never seen alive again.

Nightmare on Everest

In April 2015 a violent earthquake struck Nepal. Using footage shot by climbers who were caught up in landslides and avalanches, this documentary tells the story of that day’s life-or-death tragedies.

Manasarovar to Everest

Manasarovar to Everest Is the presentation of a pilgrimage to Lake Manasarovar, the holiest lake in Western Tibet, place of pilgrimage for Hindus and Buddhist for hundreds of years. The video begins with a background presentation of the religion and life in Tibet under the Chinese occupation. It continues with 3 days of driving through the villages of Western Tibet.

Mega Disasters 1996 Everest Disaster

Like in the movie, Rob Hall spoke to his wife on his radio via a satellite connection patched through by Helen Wilton from a mountainside campsite roughly 8000.

Miracle On Everest

Miracle On Everest

Lincoln Hall made it to the top, but shortly afterwards began to behave irrationally, and collapsed. He was declared dead, his family was informed and the news hit the headlines. But later that night, something happened which scientists cannot explain. Hall was found alive, sitting cross legged on the mountainside. With never before seen footage, exclusive interviews and amazing reconstruction, Miracle on Everest is one of the great survival stories.

Mission Everest: The UAE Military Team

A team from the UAE Armed Forces will attempt to scale the highest mountain on earth: Mount Everest. Their journey is full of risks and dangers, now that they have reached base camp after 5 years of training and planning they are not willing to turn back. This is a story of their bravery and determination, one where they are faced with contrasting environments and backgrounds, a story of a team taking on one of the world’s most demanding mountaineering expedition.

Mount Everest: Everest Majesty

Mount Everest, also known in Nepal as Sagarmāthā and in Tibet as Chomolungma, is Earth’s highest mountain. It is located in the Mahalangur mountain range in Nepal and Tibet. Its peak is 8,848 metres (29,029 ft) above sea level. It is not the furthest summit from the centre of the Earth. That honour goes to Mount Chimborazo, in the Andes. The international border between China (Tibet Autonomous Region) and Nepal runs across Everest’s precise summit point.

Mount Everest

How the Earth Was Made by the History Channel.

Mount Everest Into The Death Zone The Fifth Estate

It was May 19, 2012 and a young and determined Canadian was proudly standing on top of the world after an agonizingly slow climb up Mount Everest. Shriya Shah-Klorfine had reached the summit. But in the hours that followed, things would go dreadfully wrong and she would perish, like hundreds before her, high up in Everest’s “Death Zone.”

Mountain Without Mercy

ABC Turning Point tells the story of the horrific events on Mt. Everest last May, when dozens of climbers became trapped and eight died due to weather, to human error, and to overcrowding and amateurs on Earth’s tallest mountain. Utilizing videotape from the base camps and testimony from the survivors–including a Texas doctor who lost his nose to frostbite and Outside contributor Jon Krakauer, who was climbing for a story on commercialization overwhelming Everest–ABC and correspondent Forrest Sawyer tell an unforgettable story of heroes and fools and the awful indomitability of a mountain that had seemed, to some extent, tamed.

Mount Everest: Summit Of Dreams

Follow the U. S. Eric Simonson team as they face the challenges of the North side of Mount Everest. Join cameramen Mark Whetu and Mike Perry as they push themselves to the limits to capture the triumph and tragedy on Mount Everest.

Mount Everest: The Ultimate Climb

Ever since he was a teenager, when he was inspired by the efforts of Bear Grylls, Geordie Stewart has been fired by a hugely ambitious desire: to climb the highest mountain in each of the world’s seven continents. The Ultimate Climb features exclusive, breathtaking footage that Geordie shot on his epic quest as he tries to complete his dream by climbing the highest and most famous mountain in the world – Everest. If he can achieve this goal, Geordie will set a new record, becoming the youngest Briton ever to climb all seven summits.

Mount Everest: The Whole Story

Rob intends to sponsor himself to go back to Mt Everest. He has launched an amazing maths website where he uses his adventures around the world to make his maths lessons more exciting.


A young tribal girl from Telangana overcomes modest beginnings to become the youngest girl in history to reach the summit of Mount Everest.

Remnants of Everest: The 1996 Tragedy

Documentary film maker and world-renowned rock climber David Breashears recreates the tragic circumstances that resulted in eight deaths on Everest in May 1996. On location at the time of the brutal storm shooting a movie, Breashears uses his personal experience and insight to document the tragedy, accumulating objective accounts from survivors and the ferocity and vicious power of the storm – a spectacle which awes the audience with the unforgiving fury of nature at its extreme ends.

Return To Everest

Follow a team of accomplished climbers, including Ed Viesturs, as they attempt to summit Mount Everest–again.

Return to Everest IMAX® 3D

Return to Everest documents the largest scientific expedition ever conducted at high altitude, including the high-altitude rescue of three injured climbers, the first-ever IMAX aerials of climbers summiting Mt. Everest, innovative medical testing on more than 200 trekkers to Everest Base Camp, and dramatic, never-before-attempted tests on the summit of Mt. Everest itself.

Richard Parks on Everest

When endurance athlete Richard Parks’ godfather was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s it inspired him to embark on one of the most dramatic and emotional adventures of his life. Richard decides to risk his life in one of the most extreme environments on earth to explore the relationship between exercise and dementia. Richard attempts to summit Mount Everest without supplementary oxygen, undertaking a series of experiments with a team of Welsh scientists.

Seconds From Disaster: Into The Death Zone

Seconds from Disaster reveals the contributing factors to that made the 11th of May, 1996 the most deadly day on Everest.

A fight on Everest? It seemed incredible. But in 2013 news channels around the world reported an ugly brawl at 6400 m (21,000 ft) as European climbers fled a mob of angry Sherpas. Now climbers and Sherpas were trading insults – even blows. Determined to explore what was going on, the film makers set out to make a film of the 2014 Everest climbing season, from the Sherpas’ point of view. Instead, they captured a tragedy that would change Everest forever. At 6.45am on 18th April, 2014, a 14,000 ton block of ice crashed down onto the climbing route through the Khumbu Icefall, killing 16 Sherpas.

Sherpas: The True Heroes of Mount Everest

This documentary focuses on the hired Sherpas of a Swiss Everest Expedition Team. Among the Sherpas is Dawa, who has accented the Everest summit thirteen times. The film heroically showcases the role of Sherpas who make it possible for the big-pocketed Western climbers to reach the summit. Among other revelations, the film chronicles the Sherpas as they get stuck in climbers’ jam as over 50 expedition teams are vying for the summit, and all the while they fight against altitude sickness to appease their clients.

Sir Edmund Hillary: The Race for Everest

Documentary on Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay’s historic ascent of Everest in 1953. Including previously unseen material filmed on the expedition, and interviews with surviving members of the team and members of the rival Swiss team.

Skiing Everest

“Skiing Everest” is the first documentary about the small elite fraternity of high-altitude skiers who climb the highest peaks in the world in pure Alpine style, carrying their skis and declining to use supplemental oxygen. At the top of the world, high in the Death Zone, they lock into their skis and challenge the most dangerous slopes in the world – under weather conditions that are as perilous as the thin air, hidden crevasses, and 10,000 ft. sheer faces that drop into Nepal and Tibet far below.

Storm Over Everest: 1996 Disaster

David Breashears relives the rescue effort to save climbers who were stranded near the summit of Mount Everest during a ferocious storm on May 10, 1996.

Surviving Everest

Fifty years after the first successful ascent of Mount Everest, take a remarkable journey back to the Summit with the sons of three legendary Everest climbers—Edmund Hillary, Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Barry Bishop, one of the first Americans to reach Everest’s peak. Experience the dangers and drama of Everest, and uncover untold stories of tragedy, triumph, and rivalry that colour this mountain’s history.

Terror on Everest: Surviving the Nepal Quake

Documentary recalling the magnitude 7.8 earthquake that devastated Nepal on 25 April 2015, killing over 8000 people, destroying religious and historic monuments and causing an ice avalanche on Everest.

The Call of Everest National Geographic

Fifty years ago, Americans summited Mount Everest for the first time. To celebrate this anniversary, climbers Conrad Anker and Emily Harrington, writer Mark Jenkins, and naturalist Alton Byers meet to discuss the history and future of the world’s highest peak.

The Conquest of Everest

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.

The Dark Side of Everest

For those interested in the facts behind the 2015 Hollywood movie Everest, the National Geographic Channel has produced a testimony-filled documentary, The Dark Side Of Everest, which analyzes the 1996 tragedy, and also explores the five decades of climbers taking on the perilous journey to the top of the world.

The Epic of Everest
The Epic Of Everest
When George Mallory and Sandy Irvine attempted to reach the summit of Everest in 1924 they came closer than any previous attempt. Inspired by the work of Herbert Ponting (The Great White Silence) Captain Noel filmed in the harshest of conditions, with specially adapted equipment, to capture the drama of the fateful expedition. But it is the brooding presence of the mountain itself that is the heart of Noel’s film, and his photography captures the magical play of light and shadow on an alien landscape which enhances the vulnerability, isolation and courage of the mountaineers.

The Fatal Game

In 1994, New Zealand mountaineer, Mark Whetu, summitted Mt Everest with climbing partner and friend Mike Reinberger. However it was late in the day and after a freezing night on the summit, Whetu was faced with a terrible decision…to leave Reinberger or stay with him forever.

The Man Who Skied Down Everest
The Man Who Skied Down Everest
This Oscar-winning documentary tells the story behind Japanese daredevil Yuichiro Miura’s 1970 effort to ski down the world’s tallest mountain. Miura’s trek to the top of Everest provides much of the film’s drama, as several members of his climbing team die in the process. The arduous trek gives way to footage of Miura’s stunning descent, which requires him to use a parachute to control his speed.

The Race For Everest

Documentary on Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay’s historic ascent of Everest in 1953.

The Rest of Everest

The Everest expedition begins. We start things off with a trip to Wal-Mart to get as much “high energy” snack foods as we can pack in our duffel bags. After a couple of days of packing, we finally board a plane and head west for Asia. There’s a little problem with overbooking in Bangkok and Major stays behind to catch the next day’s flight to Kathmandu.

The Seventh Summit

The Seventh Summit is the story of mountaineers who took on the Seven Summits Challenge in 2009.

The Summit

Filmmaker Nick Ryan uses footage, interviews and re-enactments to piece together events in August 2008 that resulted in the deaths of 11 people on Mount Everest.

The Quest For Everest

Karl and Chris went on a 3 week journey through China, Tibet and Nepal with the highlight of reaching Mt Everest base camp. However, their plans fall apart with Chris being hospitalised with severe altitude sickness. Will they succeed with their quest for Everest?

The Wildest Dream
The Wildest Dream: Conquest Of Everest
Conrad Anker returns to Everest to solve the mystery of Mallory’s ill-fated expedition. The explorer’s tragic story is retold through his poignant correspondence with his wife, Ruth, as well as previously unseen photos and archive footage. Alongside this narrative, Anker and companion Leo Houlding retrace the original North East ridge route to Everest’s summit taken in 1924 to discover whether the original expedition could actually have made it to the top.

Three Flags Over Everest

This exhilarating documentary covers the record breaking expedition of the 1990 Mt. Everest International Peace Climb. The team includes climbers from China, the Soviet Union and the United States led by Jim Whittaker, the first American to have reached the summit of the mountain in 1963. Created by the same team that produced the popular film, “Winds of Everest,” THREE FLAGS OVER EVEREST captures the high altitude experience – where high ideals of world peace and cooperation overcome frigid conditions, medical emergencies, language barriers and cultural differences.

To Stand Above The Clouds

At 21 years of age, Rex Pemberton set off to set the record for being the youngest Australian to climb Mount Everest. In this documentary film, we follow Rex’s three month long journey as he risks his life to turn his dream into a reality. This young adventurer’s story is personal and we are given a look at the highs and the lows that eventually lead to his triumph on the summit. In this film, “To Stand Above The Clouds – Everest Documentary,” We are given an inside look at the challenges that Rex and his team faced and the mental strength needed to move forward in the face of adversity.

Touch the Top of the World
Touch The Top Of The World
This powerful dramatization follows Erik’s journey from the time he was a three-year-old boy diagnosed with a rare eye disease, through his childhood when his parents challenged him to live a normal life despite his blindness. It’s a story of dreams, determination, and heroism, and one man’s passion to do the impossible while inspiring his community and an entire generation.

Ultimate Survival: Everest

This mini series included two Canadian climbers and Australian Andrew Lock and Hector Ponce De Leon from Mexico, both veterans of Everest. The series also follows the treks of Annabelle Bond, a London socialite; and diabetic American climber Will Cross. The expedition’s members, including the team’s Nepalese Sherpa guides, were trained to act as the production team, filming the extreme physical demands, physiological changes and emotional hazards.

Unsung Heroes of Everest

With a death rate statistically higher than soldiers in the Iraq war, why would anyone risk their life to climb Mount Everest? Photographer Aaron Huey points his camera at the unsung heroes of mountaineering—the Sherpas.

Winds Of Everest

In 1984, an American China – Everest Expedition returns to the treacherous north face of the world’s highest mountain. The climbing team includes Jim Wickwire, Phil Ershler and John Roskelley, led by Lou Whittaker, the dean of American climbers. Journey with them through Tibet and follow them up the perilous mountain and share their triumph when a single team member, Phil Ershler, stands on top of the world.

Wings Over Everest

Its described the 1933 Houston-Westland expedition, in which Douglas Douglas-Hamilton, 14th Duke of Hamilton, otherwise known as Lord Clydesdale, piloted a single-engined biplane on 3 April 1933, just clearing Everest’s southern peak by a few feet, having been caught in a powerful downdraught.

Words Of Everest

Marking the 60th anniversary of Hillary’s successful expedition, which was attempted as Coronation fever took hold in the lead up to the crowning of Queen Elizabeth II, a brand new documentary from ITV’s award-winning ‘Words of…’ strand brings to life the two stories, intertwined and retold side-by-side.

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