Before Everest

Before Everest

Before Everest

New Zealand mountaineering legend Sir Edmund Hillary damningly stated "I'd never share a rope" with Earle Riddiford—a man who helped him get to the top of Everest. In this documentary, Riddiford's son Richard seeks to discover why Hillary said such hurtful remarks.

2020Rating: ExemptNew Zealand
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A rather cheap, mildly pandering, poorly made documentary that barely justifies its own existence and certainly not its length. - letterboxd.com/therealclose

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A Hillary hatchet job is not Before Everest’s raison d’etre. Rather it aims to shed light on Earle’ Riddiford’s role in our mountaineering history and how his successful ascent of the Himalayas’ Mukut Parbat, along with Ed Cotter, was a key moment on the path to May 29, 1953.

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A Hillary hatchet job is not Before Everest’s raison d’etre. Rather it aims to shed light on Earle’ Riddiford’s role in our mountaineering history and how his successful ascent of the Himalayas’ Mukut Parbat, along with Ed Cotter, was a key moment on the path to May 29, 1953.

3.0

A rather cheap, mildly pandering, poorly made documentary that barely justifies its own existence and certainly not its length. - letterboxd.com/therealclose

1.0