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The Adventure World of Sir Edmund Hillary - The Sea Pillars of Great Barrier

Television (Full Length) – 1977

The Adventure World TV series saw Sir Ed lead an A-Team of mates on a run of adventures. The concept was dreamt up by Bob Harvey, who enlisted Roger Donaldson to direct The Kaipo Wall and an (unproduced) Everest trip. Sir Ed and his climbing mate Mike Gill then went DIY and made two half hour films. This mission to climb The Needles — a rock stack off Great Barrier Island — was the first. Peter Mulgrew sails them over, Murray Jones goes parkour on the rocks and scales a kauri, Graeme Dingle surfs a dingy, and Sir Ed is the self-described “peppery co-ordinator”.

To tell you the truth I'm not particularly good at anything, certainly according to modern standards. I'm sort of a ... well ... peppery coordinator.
– Edmund Hillary displays his famous modesty

Key Cast & Crew

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Edmund Hillary

Presenter

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Mike Gill

Director

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Waka Attewell

Cinematographer

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David Calder

Composer

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Keith Hawke

Camera

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Ian John

Editor

Produced by

  • Television One (TV One)

  • Ed Hillary