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  1. Epic of Everest, The (2014)

    Subject
    Geography
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 0 PAL, 88 minutes), £19.99

    The 1924 Everest expedition culminated in the deaths of two of the finest climbers of their generation, George Mallory and Andrew Irvine, and sparked an ongoing debate over whether or not they did indeed...

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  2. Look at Life: Volume 4 - Sport (2012)

    Subject
    Sports science
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 420 minutes ), £8.66

    Forty-two films from the LOOK AT LIFE series, produced by the Special Features Division of the Rank Organisation every week for screening in Odeon cinemas between 1960 and 1969. Transferred from the original...

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  3. Blindsight (2009)

    Director
    Lucy Walker
    Subject
    Psychology; Social Studies; Sports science
    Distribution
    DVD (Region 2 PAL, 104 minutes), £15.99

    An uplifting documentary that follows six blind Tibetan teenagers as they set out on a three-week expedition to climb the 23,000-foot peak Lhakpa Ri on the north side of Mount Everest, led by two blind...

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  4. Everest: Man Vs Mountain (2006)

    Subject
    Geography
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 120 minutes), £19.99

    21 super fit, highly motivated, British Army mountaineers risk everything in a bid to become the first Britons to conquer Everest via the notoriously difficult West Ridge. Everest - Man Vs Mountain, a...

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  5. Into Thin Air (2005)

    Subject
    Medical sciences; Sports science

    This programme looks at the physical and mental effects that high altitude has on the body of climbers. Tim Malyon investigates the psychological drive, the physiological consequences and the payoffs of...

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  6. Touching the Void (2004)

    Subject
    Psychology; Sports science
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 101 minutes), £19.99

    The documentary reconstructing the story of British mountain climbers Joe Simpson and Simon Yates as they climb to the summit of the hitherto unclimbed Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes. On the descent,...

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  7. Lost on Everest: The Search for Mallory and Irvine (1999 Video)

    Subject
    Geography
    Distribution
    out of distribution, Videocassette. VHS. col. 49 min.

    Follows a 1999 expedition to the North Face of Mount Everest to search for clues to the disappearance of climbers George Mallory and Andrew Irvine, who apparently died on the mountain in June 1924....

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  8. Fall and Rise of Sgt Reggie Perrin (1995 Video)

    Subject
    Psychology
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 40 min., 1998 sale: £65.00 (+VAT +p&p)

    Less than three years after a hand grenade blew up in his face, leaving him blind and partially paralysed, Sergeant Alan ‘Reggie’ Perrin embarked on an expedition to climb Mt McKinley in Alaska.

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  9. Return to Everest (1994 Video)

    Director
    Chris Ralling
    Producer
    Chris Blaikie
    Subject
    Geography; History
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. VHS. col. 52 min., 1995 sale: £12.99 (inclusive)

    Six of the original British expedition team who climbed Everest in 1953, including the leader Lord Hunt and Sir Edmund Hillary, return 40 years later. Explores personal memories from the team, linked to film...

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