High and Hallowed: Everest 1963

Documentaries 48 mins 2015
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High and Hallowed is the story of the greatest American Himalayan climb, Everest's West Ridge in 1963 the film examines the lasting impact of this climb and asks if anything can, or will, ever compare in terms of sheer boldness, commitment and adventure.

Jon Krakauer, Tom Hornbein, Willi Unsoeld

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Synopsis High and Hallowed: Everest 1963 is the deeper story of the greatest Himalayan climb in American mountaineering history. Narrated by best selling author, and Everest veteran, Jon Krakauer, High and Hallowed takes us from the turbulence of America in the early 60's to the solace of the highest mountain on earth where man pits himself against nature. 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, a team of elite mountaineers journey back to Everest to attempt the same routes climbed in 1963 and discover if the essence of risk, adventure and the unknown that drew the first Americans to the summit still exists on Everest today.
Athletes Jon Krakauer, Tom Hornbein, Willi Unsoeld, Norman Dyhrenfurth, Barry Bishop, Rienhold Messner, Steve House, Doug Scott, Ed Viesturs, Jake Norton, David Morton, Melissa Arnot, Jim Whittaker, Leif Whittaker, Ngawang Gombu, Al Auten, Lute Jerstad, Jake Brietenbach, Charley Mace, Brent Bishop
Genres Adventure Documentaries
Director Jake Norton, Dave Morton, Jim Aikman
Studio MountainWorld Productions
Rating not rated
Runtime 48 mins
Language English | Stereo
Captions English, English
Stream HD | 1920x1080