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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.

Heartbreak

43m 36s

After an emergency in the mountains Ed must reconsider his priorities. He and Louise devote their time to building schools in Nepal. When tragedy strikes, Ed’s life falls apart until he is convinced to travel the entire length of the Ganges where he must reconcile himself with fate.

Episodes

  • Heartbreak: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Heartbreak

    S1 E6 - 43m 36s

    After an emergency in the mountains Ed must reconsider his priorities. He and Louise devote their time to building schools in Nepal. When tragedy strikes, Ed’s life falls apart until he is convinced to travel the entire length of the Ganges where he must reconcile himself with fate.

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    The Race to the Pole

    S1 E5 - 44m 11s

    Bunny Fuchs is crossing Antarctica and Ed is on the opposite side setting up supply bases for the second half of Bunny’s journey. Ed is bored and missing home. As his supply bases get closer to the South Pole, he decides he wants to make it there himself.

  • Home: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Home

    S1 E4 - 44m 4s

    Ed might have conquered the tallest mountain in the world but that is easier than proposing to Louise. Despite world fame he is back beekeeping but is offered an adventure that promises a lot but delivers a host of difficulties, not only with the terrain.

  • Everest: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Everest

    S1 E3 - 43m 53s

    The Swiss have failed and Everest is a possibility for both Ed and George. Ed meets Sherpa Tenzing Norgay and finally feels he has met a climbing partner who is as driven as he is.

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    Louise

    S1 E2 - 41m 50s

    Ed and George climb in the Himalayas and Ed is offered the chance to climb Everest. Despite his renown as an incredible climber, Ed is extremely shy; when he meets Louise he falls in love but cannot pluck up the courage to tell her.

  • Standing Tall: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Standing Tall

    S1 E1 - 41m 55s

    Ed discovers a book on the Himalayas and becomes fascinated. He escapes from home at every opportunity and eventually learns the ropes of mountain climbing in the Southern Alps.

Extras + Features

  • Preview: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Preview

    30s

    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.

  • A Trip to Mount Ruapehu: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    A Trip to Mount Ruapehu

    1m 58s

    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.

  • The First Climbing Lesson: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    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

    3m

    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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