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New documentary marks 60 years since Everest was first scaled

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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