The Man Who Skied Down Everest
|The Man Who Skied Down Everest|
|Directed by||Bruce Nyznik
|Produced by||F. R. Crawley
|Narrated by||Douglas Rain|
|Edited by||Bob Cooper
|Release date(s)||September 19, 1975|
|Running time||86 minutes|
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.
Miura also has a documentary skiing down Mount Fuji.
- "IMDb: The Man Who Skied Down Everest (1975) - Awards". IMDb. Retrieved 2011-01-03.
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