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Hell it's cold!
– From the narration
That's the thing isn't it? You never know ...
– From the narration, as the climbers anticipate what may lie ahead
A 2006 doco on Brian Brake's 1949 expedition to climb...
Series directed by Grant Foster
A 1949 Brian Brake film
Sir Ed and mates tackle the Kaipo Wall
Edmund Hillary tackles Mt Cook with Harry Ayres
More southern alps climbing
Features an ascent of Mt Cook
More of Mt Aspiring National park
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