- Run Time: 1 hours, 18 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: January 24, 2012
- Originally Released: 1953
- Label: American Pop Classics
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Sight and Sound - 09/01/2000
"...The care that the explorers and scientists put into the expedition is matched by that of the film-makers..."
Total Film - 07/01/2007
4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]mpressively coherent....With an inspiring sense of team heroics."
Sight and Sound - 08/01/2007
"[W]ell-crafted....The film-makers use archive footage, aerial photography, sound editing, music, graphics and voiceover in a lithe and imaginative way."
A riveting, remarkable, beautifully photographed record of Edmund Hillary and company's triumphant Mount Everest expedition. The film chronicles the history of the mountain, how it was discovered and named, and recalls the previous attempts to reach its summit.