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7 Ratings

The Conquest of Everest

Directed by George Lowe
United Kingdom, 1953
Documentary, Adventure


Tells the story of the ‘Mount Everest Expedition 1953’, from the history of Mount Everest and earlier climbing expeditions to preparations (camps, acclimatization and assault parties). Ends with a triumphant Hillary and Tenzing arriving back at Camp IV, and being congratulated by the team.

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The Conquest of Everest Directed by George Lowe

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1954 | Nominee: Best Documentary, Features

National Board of Review

1953 | Winner: Top Foreign Films

BAFTA Awards

1954 | 2 wins including: Best Documentary Film

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

1953 | Winner: Special Citation

1953 | 2nd place: Best Film

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