Leanne Pooley (Neuseeland)
Beyond the Edge
90 min
Leanne Pooley (Neuseeland)
Alpinism & Expeditions
In 1953, Sir Edmund Hillary and a whole expedition team set off to face one of the last challenges on earth: to be the first humans to stand on the highest mountain of the world, Mount Everest. Together with Tenzing Norgay from Nepal, the New Zealander Hillary, a beekeeper and alpinist, struggled against his own demons and the forces of nature, with a for nowadays modest equipment. With original footage of the year 1953 mixed with breath-taking new scenes, this film illustrates the true epic journey of a man who, due to his stubbornness and courage, has achieved an incredible performance and lived one of the biggest adventure of that time.