Mountain climbing with native guides
Scope and Contents
A discussion of the need for native guides in mountain climbing expeditions is the subject of this broadcast. Sherpa and Hunza men, for example, greatly aided the German expedition ascending Nanga Parbat, in the Himalayas. Author-lecturer James Ramsey Ullman and Charles Collingwood discuss the two-fold problem of native guides on mountain climbing expeditions, which first involve the actual physical dangers and secondly include cultural fears of gods and demons of the mountains. In film footage of the ascent of the Nanga Parbat, the Hunza and Sherpa men are particularly cautious of the supernatural. Harry L. Shapiro, chairman of the Department of Anthropology at the AMNH, was a consultant for this segment.
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1 Film Reel (30 minutes) : sound, black and white ; 16 mm.
1 Videocassette (U-Matic (30 minutes)) : sound, black and white ; 3/4 in.
Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
3/4 in., U-Matic, viewing copy
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Finding aid: script.
Original format: 16mm kinescope.
Originally aired October 23, 1955 as part of the CBS/AMNH Adventure television series.
Charles Collingwood, host; Mel Ferber, director; Robert Northshield, producer; Jac Venza and Gordon Shelby, assistant producers; Frank de Felitta, script editor; Clair Huffaker, writer; Grover Cole, production design; George Vicas, narrator; Carl Schutzman, technical director; John Pickette, set director; Hal Anderson, light director.
- Mountain climbing with native guides, 1955
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