OSCAR WINNER- BEST DOCUMENTARY -1976.
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.