The Man Who Skied Down Everest

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The Man Who Skied Down Everest
The Man Who Skied Down Everest.jpg
Directed by Bruce Nyznik
Lawrence Schiller
Produced by F. R. Crawley
James Hager
Dale Hartleben
Narrated by Douglas Rain
Cinematography Mitsuji Kanau
Edited by Bob Cooper
Millie Moore
Release dates September 19, 1975 (1975-09-19)
Running time 86 minutes
Country Japan
Language English

The Man Who Skied Down Everest is a documentary about Yuichiro Miura, a Japanese alpinist who skied down Mt. Everest in 1970. The film was produced by Canadian film maker Budge Crawley. Miura skied 6,600 feet (2000 m) in 2 minutes and 20 seconds and fell 1320 feet down the steep Lhotse face from the Yellow Band just below the South Col. He used a large parachute to slow his descent. He came to a full stop just 250 ft. from the edge of the crevasse.

The 1970 Japanese Everest Expedition was a combined ascent of (a) the normal route (including Naomi Uemura who made the summit), (b) the first attempt at the South-West Face (this is the tall black face on the movie poster with the Y-shaped snowy gully), and (c) this ski descent. The film does not make this clear. Eight died during the expedition's ascent.

Crawley won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for this picture.[1]

Miura also has a documentary skiing down Mount Fuji.

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