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The Adventure World of Sir Edmund Hillary - The Kaipo Wall (Part Two) Television (Full Length) – 1974 Sport Documentary Adventure

The Adventure World of Sir Edmund Hillary - The Kaipo Wall (Part Two)

Television (Full Length) – 1974 Sport Documentary Adventure

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This Roger Donaldson-directed doco follows Sir Edmund Hillary as he leads an A-Team of mates on an epic expedition to climb Fiordland's Kaipo Wall. In part two Murray Jones and Graeme Dingle attack the imposing 1000m face and tackle icy rocks and vertical overhangs. While Hillary's supply team skirts around towards a peak rendezvous, meeting friendly kea and unfriendly weather en route. When the climbers unite there's a celebratory beer before a blizzard traps them in a snowcave and tents. Awesome cinematography captures the old school thrill of adventure.

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Wilson is using modern techniques to climb the ice face; we had none of these fancy gadgets on Everest.
– Sir Ed watching a climber ascend a glacier climbing Kaipo.