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Hillary

View a scripted drama about the life of Sir Edmund Hillary, best known as the first man to conquer Mount Everest. Andrew Munro stars as Hillary, with Dean O'Gorman as his lifelong climbing companion, George Lowe.

The First Climbing Lesson

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In adulthood, Ed immerses himself in his father’s beekeeping business, but his interest in mountaineering never wanes. After a visit to the Auckland Alpine Club, he meets Mick, who helps him on his first climb on Mount Oliver. Though Ed is a novice climber, he impresses Mick with his ability to learn quickly and his desire to reach the summit.

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    Preview

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    View a scripted drama about the life of Sir Edmund Hillary, best known as the first man to conquer Mount Everest. Andrew Munro stars as Hillary, with Dean O’Gorman as his lifelong climbing companion, George Lowe.

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    A Trip to Mount Ruapehu

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    A young Edmund Hillary convinces his father to let him go on a school trip to New Zealand’s Mount Ruapehu. After a childhood dreaming of the world’s great mountain ranges, Ed finally has the chance to see a mountain up close. He admires its beauty and grandeur.

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    The First Climbing Lesson

    3m

    In adulthood, Ed immerses himself in his father’s beekeeping business, but his interest in mountaineering never wanes. After a visit to the Auckland Alpine Club, he meets Mick, who helps him on his first climb on Mount Oliver. Though Ed is a novice climber, he impresses Mick with his ability to learn quickly and his desire to reach the summit.

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    Ed Meets George Lowe

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    Five years after his military service, Ed continues his climbing adventures. He later meets George Lowe and the two become climbing partners, taking their first trip together to the Beaumont track.

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