Based on extraordinary real life events, this stunning film documents the first conquest of Mount Everest by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay. Charting the treacherous conditions endured during the 1953 expedition, 'Beyond the Edge' combines dramatic reenactments and archive footage to portray the event that would stun the world and define a nation.
Brilliant documentary and brilliant drama
- Beyond the Edge review by JD
This is a historical account of the first successful ascent of Everest. Original footage is used. Some of the filming for the film was done close to the summit of Everest some in the snowy mountains of New Zealand. The story is as close to true as possible. The real trials of the team from the selection to success are shown with as much drama as if it were fiction. I felt exhausted just watching.