Wings Over Everest

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Wings Over Everest
Directed by Geoffrey Barkas
Ivor Montagu
Cinematography S. R. Bonnett
A. L. Fisher
J. Rosenthal
Release dates
  • June 1934 (1934-06)
Running time 22 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Wings Over Everest is a 1934 British short documentary film directed by Geoffrey Barkas and Ivor Montagu. It won an Academy Award in 1936 for Best Short Subject (Novelty).[1] It described the 1933 Houston-Westland expedition, in which Douglas Douglas-Hamilton, 14th Duke of Hamilton, otherwise known as Lord Clydesdale, piloted a single-engined biplane on 3 April 1933, just clearing Everest's southern peak by a few feet, having been caught in a powerful downdraught.[2]


  1. ^ "The 8th Academy Awards (1936) Nominees and Winners". Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-07. 
  2. ^ Meredith-Hardy, Richard (31 January 2004). "Over Everest: Aeroplane Expeditions to Everest". Retrieved 12 October 2013. 

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