High and Hallowed

High and Hallowed

Length / 48mins

High and Hallowed: Everest 1963 is the deeper story of the greatest Himalayan climb in American mountaineering history. High and Hallowed takes us from the turbulence of America in the early 60's to the solace of the highest mountain on earth where man pits himself against nature. Profiling the bold and visionary efforts of the 1963 American Mount Everest Expedition, the film examines the sheer commitment, step-by-step struggle and lasting impact of the first American ascent of Mt. Everest and the pioneering first ascent of the West Ridge by Tom Hornbein and Willi Unsoeld. Five decades later, a team of elite mountaineers journey back to Everest to attempt the same routes climbed in 1963 and discover if the essence of risk, adventure and the unknown still exists on Everest today.
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Genre

Climbing

Directed by

David Morton , Jake Morton and Jim Aikman

Produced by

David Morton and Jake Morton

Production company

Climb.Journey.Live and Mountainworld Productions

Starring

Willi Unsoeld, Tom Hombein, Jon Krakauer, Jim Whittaker, Norman Dyhrenfurth, Reinhold Messner, Nawabg Gombu, Dave Hahn, Barry Bishop, Luke Jerstad and David Morton

Known for

2014 Award Winner, Boulder International Film Festival Winner Best Climbing film, Boulder Adventure Film 2013 Winner Best Short Documentary, New Hampshire Film Festival 2013

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