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Standing Tall

Ed discovers the mountains and stands up to his father.


Ed and George climb in the Himalayas and Ed is offered the chance to climb Everest.


Ed and George are given a chance at Everest. Ed meets Sherpa Tenzing Norgay.


Ed is offered an adventure that promises a lot but delivers a host of difficulties.

The Race to the Pole

Bunny Fuchs is crossing Antarctica and Ed is on the opposite side setting up supply bases.


After an emergency in the mountains Ed must reconsider his priorities.

About 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.

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