The Hardest Way Up

Directed by John Edwards (1970)


A beautifully crafted documentary made long before the onset of pervasive bullet time visual effects. This is about human endeavour, friendship and the gloriously futile world of climbing.

Featuring the legendary working-class climbing hero Don Whillans and the ever youthful Sir Chris Bonnington.

The Route, Arriving in Nepal, Don Whillans, the ice ridge and an exhausted Martin Boysen Film screenshots