New documentary marks 60 years since Everest was first scaled
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Last Updated: Sunday, May 26, 2013, 21:22
London: A new documentary has been released marking the 60 years since Edmund Hilary and Tenzing Norgay conquered Mount Everest.

This new film cleverly counterpoints Hillary and Norgay's extraordinary triumph with the desperate tragedy of George Mallory and Andrew Irvine 29 years earlier, in their failed bid to conquer the peak.

The ITV film-makers have unearthed startling colour footage from Hillary's base camp, as the duo left for their assault, and again on their return.

It shows a broadly smiling Hillary being congratulated by his worried colleagues, the Daily Express reported.

Together with the new footage there are photos, memoirs and private letters.

The 60-minute documentary features some of our best-known actors as they voice the real-life characters.

A cast, including Toby Jones, John Hannah and Jason Flemyng, tell the evocative stories direct to camera.


First Published: Sunday, May 26, 2013, 21:09

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