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The man who skied down Everest [electronic resource].

Nyznik, Bruce,(film director.). Schiller, Lawrence,(film director.). Crawley, Judith, 1914-1986(screenwriter.). Crawley, F. R. (Frank Radford), 1911-1987(producer.). Rain, Douglas,(narrator.). hoopla digital.(Added Author).

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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 96 min.)) : sd., col.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Legacy Distribution, 1975.
  • Distributor: Made available through hoopla

Content descriptions

Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Directed by Bruce Nyznik.
Participant or Performer Note:
Yuichiro Miura, Douglas Rain.
Summary, etc.:
In honor of the 50th Anniversary of the conquest of Mount Everest: This beautifully shot, Academy Award-winning film features adventurer, poet and world champion skier Yuichiro Miura in his attempt to ski down Mount Everest from its summit. A tragic icefall claims 6 lives, but the journey continues. The team climb to the South Col, 350 meters from the top, where Miura, with only skis and a parachute, puts his life in the hands of the Gods. His heart-stopping descent made history. Contains rare on-the-spot interviews with Sir Edmund Hillary.
Target Audience Note:
Rated G.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Miura, Yūichirō, 1932-
Skiers > Japan > Biography.
Ski mountaineering.
Skis and skiing.
Everest, Mount (China and Nepal) > Description and travel.
Genre: Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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Restored classics, the Film Detective archive.

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