Upcoming Event - Everest on Film



Posted by Jeremy Windsor on Oct 22, 2019

This year's MEF Annual Lecture promises to be a great night out! 

Hosted by Sir Chris Bonington, the evening will celebrate the films and film makers responsible for the early moving images of Mt Everest.

Whilst much of the footage is now available online I would urge anyone with an interest in the history of climbing on Mt Everest to go along. Sir Chris is a wonderful speaker and his knowledge and experience of Mt Everest are second to none!

The films due to be shown include...


Climbing Mount Everest (1922) 

The first film of Tibet taken by Captain John Noel on the 1922 British Expedition to Mount Everest.



Epic of Everest (1924)

Noel’s masterpiece, digitally restored by the British Film Institute. Often filmed in harsh conditions, the film maker captures images of breath-taking beauty and enormous historic significance.



Climbing Mount Everest (1933) 

A fascinating glimpse into life at high altitude for the party of the Mount Everest Expedition 1933.

Everest (1933) and Everest (1936) 

Rarely seen unedited amateur silent footage of the scenery and wildlife of the Tibetan plateau taken during the Mount Everest Expeditions of 1933 and 1936. 

Wings Over Everest (1933) 

Released by British-Gaumont in 1934, this Oscar-winning film documents the ‘Houston Mount Everest Expedition’ that flew over the mountain.

The Conquest of Everest (1953) 

George Lowe’s documentary of the successful first ascent of Mt Everest.


The event will take place at the Royal Geographical Society on the 7th November 2019 (7pm -10pm). 

Tickets can be bought here.


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