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MOUNT EVEREST 1952

André Roch, NORMAN G. DYHRENFURTH

Switzerland / 2000 / 75'

Documentary of the Swiss expedition that tackled everest in 1952. The narrative style is remarkable and it is imprtant to see it again after fifty years to understand how the world and expeditions have changed.

Director

André Roch

NORMAN G. DYHRENFURTH

The first American expedition to Everest was led by the Swiss climber Norman Dyhrenfurth, who selected a team of 19 mountaineers and scientists from throughout the United States and 37 Sherpas. The purpose was twofold: to reach the summit and to carry out scientific research programs in physiology, psychology, glaciology, and meteorology.

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