As we ramp up to the start of a new climbing season in the Himalaya, its fun to look back on a bygone era of mountaineering in Nepal. The video below is the first part of a documentary about the first expedition to climb the mountain and some of the old footage is great, including shots of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay. I also happen to love the over the top narration and bombastic music. It reminds me of the educational films we use to watch as a kid in school and I mean that in the best possible way. At 42 minutes in length, you’ll once again have to make yourself comfortable, but if you enjoy this look back at climbing history, you may want to check out the second part of the documentary which can be found here.
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