Everest: Sea to Summit

Everest: Sea to Summit

In 1984, Tim Macartney-Snape summited Mount Everest without supplemental oxygen. It’s a feat that less than 200 have ever attempted, let alone achieved. But afterwards, friend and trip filmmaker Michael Dillon wasn’t impressed. Tim remembers him saying: “Look mate, you did a pretty good climb, but you didn’t climb it properly. The mountain is measured from sea level, and so to climb it properly, you’d really have to climb it from sea level.” Everest: Sea to Summit is the story of that epic and never since repeated climb.

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Awards for Everest: Sea to Summit
  • Grand Prize: Trento International Mountain Film Festival, Italy
  • Grand Prize: International Mountain Film Festival, Slovakia
  • Grand Prize: J.I.F.A.S. Hakuba, Japan
  • Grand Prize: Torello, International Mountain Film Festival
  • Grand Prize: Andorra, International Mountain Film Festival
  • Grand Prize: Calcutta, International Mountain Film Festival, India
  • Grand Prize: Teplice Nad Metuji International Mountain Film Festival
  • Grand Prize: New York International Mountain Film Festival, USA
  • Best Alpine Film: Telluride International Mountain Film Festival
  • Best Alpine Film: Les Diablerets International Mountain Film Festival
  • Best Alpine Film: Graz International Mountain Film Festival
  • Merit Award for Cinematography: Australian Cinematographers Society Awards,1993.
  • Special Jury Award: Banff International Mountain Film Festival, Canada

Read Tim’s account of the trip that inspired the Sea to Summit brand of outdoor goods here.

Written, filmed, produced & directed by Michael Dillon. Edited by Michael Balson, Music by David Skinner. Length 59 mins