The Epic of Everest

Climbers George Mallory and Andrew Irvine disappeared on the third attempt to climb Mount Everest—sometime either before or after reaching the summit. In impossibly harsh conditions, with a hand-crank camera, Captain John Noel recorded the beauty of scene and the courage of the climbers; the twin serenity and terror of their isolation. The epic and mysterious climb’s original tints and tones have been beautifully restored by the BFI National Archive, along with a newly commissioned score by Simon Fisher Turner.

Dir. J.B.L. Noel, 1924, DCP, 87 min.

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