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Mount Cook - Footsteps to the Sky Television (Full Length) – 1994 Documentary

Mount Cook - Footsteps to the Sky

Television (Full Length) – 1994 Documentary

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From Māori myth to climbing and photography, to gliding and paraponting around its peak, Aoraki-Mt Cook is vividly captured in all its moods in this award-winning NHNZ portrait. Filmed for the centenary of the first ascent of a mountain that has claimed over 100 lives, it follows mountaineers as they climb toward the summit, re-enacting Tom Fyfe's pioneering pre-crampon route. Climbers, including Edmund Hillary, reminisce about encounters with NZ's highest and most iconic peak; and Bruce Grant takes the quick way down: a vertiginous ski descent.

Climbing on things like the South Ridge [of Mt Cook] certainly gave me the experience and confidence, I think, which ultimately probably got me to the top of Mt Everest.
– Sir Edmund Hillary